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DirectCuII Top 670 vs zotac 680 gtx ref.

As title suggests I need advice on what graphics card I should get for new gaming rig.

I got a lot of recommendations about DirectCu II top version of 670 for its excellent performance and I was settled to

buy the card until I found out that Zotac's 680 gtx costs almost no different than DC top 670 gtx.

This has made me to reconsider the purchase.

As far as I know, DC II Top has better cooling system and durability but lacks in performance compared to

Zotac's 680 gtx. What would you choose between two?

I'm asking for your opinions and also if you can come up with better options, please let me know (my budgets $550)
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  1. LOL no one?
  2. GTX 670 Asus DirectCu II top why? Better bang for buck!
  3. The performance isn't that big of a difference. Just get the Asus GTX 670. Overclock it if you want more performance. Put that extra $100 in a SSD or something.
  4. Sapphire 7950 and OC it further.
  5. Best answer
  6. The Direct CU II 670
  7. Smeg45 said:
    Sapphire 7950 and OC it further.
    :pt1cable: :lol: doesn't compare not even on the Direct CU II 670 level
  8. Smeg45 said:
    Sapphire 7950 and OC it further.


    Surprisingly, even the hd 7970 has trouble keeping up with the gtx 670.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-review,3200-5.html
  9. DeusAres said:
    Surprisingly, even the hd 7970 has trouble keeping up with the gtx 670.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-review,3200-5.html



    technically you are using the wrong benchmarks

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-8.html
  10. dudewitbow said:


    Technically that's only if you get the overclocked 7970. Even so, the 7950 wouldn't be a good choice here. Neither would the 7970 as it is more expensive and just not worth the extra 5 fps.
  11. DeusAres said:
    Technically that's only if you get the overclocked 7970. Even so, the 7950 wouldn't be a good choice here. Neither would the 7970 as it is more expensive and just not worth the extra 5 fps.



    the benchmarks in the one i posted are just more updated. the topic is on the 7970 ghz but also tests the 7970 and the 7950 POST 12.7 drivers which were built in order to put the 7970 back into its rightful place pricewise. its the sole reason why the 7970 isnt under 400$ right now. compare the testing dates between your review, and the review I posted. the one I linked is more relevant to this day and time.

    an example is comparing skyrim between the two tests

    during 670 era


    after 12.7 driver


    the 7970 went from 83 minimum fps to 98 minimum. that's about an 18% increase in minimum fps just because of a new driver.
  12. That's with Skyrim, not BF3. Besides, wouldn't anything over 60 fps be irrelevant? In terms of both games, the extra $50-100 wouldn't be worth the extra 5 frames in bf3 nor would it be worth the extra frames in skyrim unless the OP plans on playing on a multiple monitor setup or a resolution that exceeds 1200p.
  13. Best answer selected by sl9207.
  14. Thanks guys. I've decided to go with Asus DCII T
  15. Excellent choice. Good luck!
  16. Great choice. Good luck!
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