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Radeon HD 7970 Vs GTX 680. 5760x1080 Comparison.

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July 3, 2012 8:34:50 AM

Ok so iv been told that the 7970 is better than the GTX 680 with t ripple monitors.

I searched google and found a comparison in BF 3 and skyrim res: 5760x1080
And they had tested Stock and OC'd versions.

Skyrim 5760x1080

Stock:
GTX 680 Max: 70 Avg: 50 Min: 37
7970: Max: 60 Avg: 48 Min: 39

OC:
GTX 680 Max: 84 Avg: 57 Min: 44
7970: Max:69 Avg: 56 Min:42

So it looks like the GTX 680 is a little bit stronger even with tripple screens.

Shouldn't the 7970 perform better with its 1gig extra ram in 5760x1080?

Any one got any other reasons for why i should choose the 7970 instead of the GTX 680.

Only reason i see is the price perhaps.
July 3, 2012 8:56:29 AM

From all the benhmarks iv seen the GTX 680 triumphs :) 
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 9:49:44 AM

GTX 680 gets my vote.
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July 3, 2012 10:05:49 AM

a 4GB GTX 680 would be perfect
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 10:06:58 AM

Depends, if those benchmarks are months old, which they probably are, like when the 680 first hit the market, it had a performance increase over the 7970, catalyst drivers 12.7 which are beta atm give an overall performance boost to the 7970 in some case 10%. Wait for the benches and see if it is true, if not, get a 670, as its similiar to the 680 in performance and $100 cheaper.
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 4:54:29 PM

@urban legend, are you ok?
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 5:26:16 PM

Does AMD offer any kind of extra support with eyefinity? Like do they have any mechanism for correcting aspect ratios, or fov in games?
I have been using nvidia with 3 screens for surround gaming for about 4.5 years now and I am just getting tired of messing with widescreen fixer, and ultimate widescreen, and stuff. It seems no games support ultra wide screen. I mean if these private individuals can add support for this stuff why can nvidia do it as part of the driver, or even a driver add on?
Every time I get a new game I have to spend hours to get it to run correctly at 5760x1080 and then when the game patches all the aspect hacks don’t work, and the whole world is short and fat again.

I would go with whatever company has the best support.
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 6:49:22 PM

Yeah AMD has an edge detect thing that allows you to match up the end of 1 screen to the start of the next according to your POV. Takes like 10 seconds.
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 7:23:21 PM

That may be, he asked if AMD had anything to alleviate that issue. Calm down.
a c 91 U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 7:35:40 PM

for multi-monitor, AMD has the edge... Nvidia is just now catching up with the 6** generations, before that you needed two cards in SLI just to run 3 monitors. AMD has been running triple monitors for a while now.

Nvidia's real edge's in 3D
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 8:06:26 PM

I just wish the big guys would step in and help us with aspect ratios and fov.
Bezel correction is "meh" in my opinion. I wear glasses, and, helmuts, and other head gear in real life, the bezel just turns into the frame of my "tactical goggles" when im gaming.

Mass Effect 3 is a good example, fun game but try multiplayer at 5760. The game works but the store menu and character creation menu are all jacked. So you download a few hacks to get it to work and you get close but not there.

Then you load MW3 and the reolution is there but the game is short and fat, aspect is messed. So you get a differnt hack for that, but they updated the game and the hack does not work anymore, so I have to wait for some private Joe to volunteer his time to update the hack.

Ok so maybe some killing floor, that works pretty good just dont use a gun with a scope.

Maybe we will play some SC2 the screen looks so strectched I can't see the units.

So some BF3. Hey that game just plain works... cool.

Im not very bright, but I am not a novice. I used to run 3 screens through SoftTH long before Nvidia launched surround, I really thought when I got my 2 gtx470 and 3 1920 screens 2 years ago Nvidia was going to make this easier on me.

Sorry to the OP if I Jacked your thread.
July 3, 2012 8:15:56 PM

vrumor said:
Depends, if those benchmarks are months old, which they probably are, like when the 680 first hit the market, it had a performance increase over the 7970, catalyst drivers 12.7 which are beta atm give an overall performance boost to the 7970 in some case 10%. Wait for the benches and see if it is true, if not, get a 670, as its similiar to the 680 in performance and $100 cheaper.


as vrumor mentions the new 12.7 drivers are bringing the 7970 back to being neck and neck with the 680, especially now with the GHz edition of the 7970 which beat out the 680 in a lot of test
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