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GTX 680 2GB SC VS Sapphire HD 7970 OC with boost? Which is the best

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November 4, 2013 12:35:17 AM

What GPU is the best out of the following:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Or
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
I heard that the new AMD drivers put the 7970 ahead of the 680 is this true?
I need to know so I can update for BF4.
Thankyou.
November 4, 2013 1:32:17 AM

The 680 has been refreshed as the 770 with a bit more performance, so you should look at that instead.
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November 4, 2013 1:32:55 AM

At this point, there really is no significant difference. They're neck to neck with each other.

Sapphire Dual X R9 280X vs MSI Twin Frozr N770GTX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY8FZnNgxMk

That said, I'd go with the similarly priced same Dual-X series Sapphire R9 280X http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... as it will outperform both of those too giving just slightly better performance. More over it has quite some headroom for further overclocking.
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November 4, 2013 1:38:56 AM

KStream said:
At this point, there really is no significant difference. They're neck to neck with each other.

That said, I'd go with the similarly priced same Dual-X series Sapphire R9 280X http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... as it will outperform both of those too giving just slightly better performance. More over it has quite some headroom for further overclocking.

I need to know between the 2 I listed as they are the ones just in my Budget.
Which would be better for BF4 and dayZ, bear in mind I might overclock more if I find necessary.

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November 4, 2013 2:14:46 AM

Bryce1197 said:
KStream said:
At this point, there really is no significant difference. They're neck to neck with each other.

Sapphire Dual X R9 280X vs MSI Twin Frozr N770GTX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY8FZnNgxMk

That said, I'd go with the similarly priced same Dual-X series Sapphire R9 280X http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... as it will outperform both of those too giving just slightly better performance. More over it has quite some headroom for further overclocking.

I need to know between the 2 I listed as they are the ones just in my Budget.
Which would be better for BF4 and dayZ, bear in mind I might overclock more if I find necessary.



Did you check the link? R9 280X is 10$ more to your EVGA GTX 680. If it's 10$ too much, go with the Dual X 7970. That overclocks well too, just not as good as the newer 280X.
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November 4, 2013 2:16:02 AM

KStream said:
Bryce1197 said:
KStream said:
At this point, there really is no significant difference. They're neck to neck with each other.

That said, I'd go with the similarly priced same Dual-X series Sapphire R9 280X http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... as it will outperform both of those too giving just slightly better performance. More over it has quite some headroom for further overclocking.

I need to know between the 2 I listed as they are the ones just in my Budget.
Which would be better for BF4 and dayZ, bear in mind I might overclock more if I find necessary.



Did you check the link? R9 280X is 10$ more to your EVGA GTX 680. If it's 10$ too much, go with the Dual X 7970. That overclocks well too, just not as good as the newer 280X.


The 680 was already over my budget, so the 7970 will perform the best. Will it beat that 680 out of the box?
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November 4, 2013 2:22:52 AM

Bryce1197 said:
KStream said:
Bryce1197 said:
KStream said:
At this point, there really is no significant difference. They're neck to neck with each other.

Sapphire Dual X R9 280X vs MSI Twin Frozr N770GTX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY8FZnNgxMk

That said, I'd go with the similarly priced same Dual-X series Sapphire R9 280X http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... as it will outperform both of those too giving just slightly better performance. More over it has quite some headroom for further overclocking.

I need to know between the 2 I listed as they are the ones just in my Budget.
Which would be better for BF4 and dayZ, bear in mind I might overclock more if I find necessary.



Did you check the link? R9 280X is 10$ more to your EVGA GTX 680. If it's 10$ too much, go with the Dual X 7970. That overclocks well too, just not as good as the newer 280X.


The 680 was already over my budget, so the 7970 will perform the best. Will it beat that 680 out of the box?


Like said, it's neck to neck. If theres a difference it's no more than few fps which falls in to the error margin anyhow. Just get the cheaper and better overclocking 7970. You can't loose.
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