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ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 or HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 ASUS HD 7970

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April 3, 2012 12:53:36 AM

ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II


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April 3, 2012 1:00:55 AM

The 680. It's cheaper, quieter, and a little bit faster than the 7970.
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April 3, 2012 1:37:58 AM

e56 is right

Right now i would go the GTX560, however they are hard to get as stock is limited.

HOWEVER, within the next month the 7970 should drop by ~$100 making it a $400 -$450 priced card

that will make it VERY tempting over the 680
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April 3, 2012 1:44:30 AM

Right now you can't get a GTX 680 for $500 it's out of stock everywhere.

If you're going to SLI/CF later the HD 7970s scales better than GTX 680s. And if the price of HD 7970 is gonna drop it would be a great solution for 3 monitors setup.
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April 3, 2012 3:13:24 AM

The price of the 7970 is not going to drop any time soon (hate to break it to you).
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/video/hd-7970-price...

GTX 680 all the way:
-Cheaper
-Higher performance
-Lower power consumption
-Quieter
-PhysX
-Better drivers
-Better game support and compatibility
-Better image quality (better texture filtering, new antialiasing modes and Adaptive VSync)
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April 3, 2012 3:16:51 AM

Definately get the 680, the card is really sweet , had a play with one yesterday , performed really well.
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