I know you guys must be sick of these 680 vs 7970 posts already , but i've never seen one that discusses the performance of these cards on WCing.
From what i got so far the 7970 is worse than the 680 at stock clocks but +\- the same when OC'ed, am I correct? If so then a highly overclocked 7970 in water would be faster than a 680 in water or would they be the same?
Also, would the model of 7970/680 I buy matter if I am going to strip it of it's fans and put a water block on it?
P.S: is there any brand with international warranty?
yes, the 7970 gains more performance when it is overclcked compared to a nividia 680. they are about the same when they are both overclocked to the same level. the big thing about the 7970 will use much more power when you overclock it compared to a 680 OC.
yes, it will matter as you change the fans for a water block as some models come with a custom PCB. Custom PCB generally have more power delivery coponents and they allow for higher clock speeds. if the PCB is refernece then it would not matter
Im pretty sure tht EVGA offers great warrantis on their cards. i do not know that much with the AMD cards
I don't care that much about looks as I am using an old modded radio from the 70's as a case so most of the time I won't see anything I know they overlock roughly to the same levels on air, but shouldn't the 7970 be able to overlock to a higher "level" on water?
Also, does the adaptive vsync from nvidia provide any real benefits?