GTX970 vs 7970 (flashed)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SamPotts, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. SamPotts macrumors regular

    SamPotts

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #1
    I don't game or doing anything graphically strenuous. The hardest it gets used is for Lightroom, Photoshop or Sketch. I mostly code though.

    I have both the Reference GTX970 and Reference 7970 (flashed) but wondering which is better to keep? The only reason I think I should keep the GTX970 is the power usage being lower and the 7970 being the boot screen.

    I originally bought the GTX970 to drive a Dell 5K screen which I've since sold (too yellow for my liking, compared to an Apple LED Cinema Display).
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Location:
    New York City, NY
    #2
    Personally, I would just keep the 7970 to keep things simple during OS X updates.
     
  3. rawweb macrumors 6502a

    rawweb

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    #3
    I agree, certainly as good as Apple's current offerings in the 6,1.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #4
    I will prefer to keep the 7970 for less drama. You don't need the GPU power anyway. And the 7970 won't keep pulling max power when most of time is actually idle.
     
  5. SamPotts thread starter macrumors regular

    SamPotts

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia

Share This Page