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GTX 680 or Radeon 7970

Witch one. Please no fanboys. Im going to be mostly Recording videos and playing stuff like. DAYZ, Battlefield 3, Crysis 3, Far cry, COD. What would be the best for recording and playing

Processor: Intel i5 3570k
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  1. I prefer Sapphire over HIS, but u did not specify the exact ones, as there is 4 HIS and 2 Sapphire 7970s that newegg sells ranging from $385-460
  2. id get this instead as its best cooler imo on the market.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001

    and u get crysis2+bioshock infinity free :D
  3. The vapor x i would say is best over the HIS, If u can get an ASUS 7970 with the DCUII as its a quality built and has one of the best coolers, newegg only has the ARES II which is $1599 lol but if u can find an asus 7970 it has the best cooler in my mind, saw a review of 670s a while back that compared best cooling along with performance against a gigabyte windforce x3, which in the case of the cooling system the DCUII was my friends final decision as for cooling the windforce was slightly better but the asus has a all metal design for the heatsink and its cover.

    Against those two tho Id go with the Sapphire.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-overclock-review,3186-11.html

    Shows that the SApphire OC wins in temps at stock speeds under load, and its the non vapor x
  4. id still go for vapor-x+ get 2 free games.
  5. Yup def the free games is always a good choice
  6. 120$ of games say woot
  7. If i was buying thru newegg the vapor would of been my choice anyway since theres no ASUS ones that are not $1500 lol Not sure who wouldnt want $120 in games, get a great gpu plus many games! its a win win
  8. Thnx edited
  9. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161.html

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

    Seems that when each card were tested results were different so linked both

    Matters on ur resolution and what resolution u'll be recording at but the links should give a decent idea
  10. lazyboy947 said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161.html

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

    Seems that when each card were tested results were different so linked both

    Matters on ur resolution and what resolution u'll be recording at but the links should give a decent idea

    Ultra High 1080p :P
  11. Im not too sure on how recording affects fps if playing and recording at 1080p maxed settings, so all i can say is look at each benchmark/review at 1080p gameplay and see what one is the best for the games u use and go from there or find something that mentions recording as well, but this is where i leave u lol
  12. yes. but vapor-x rules and has 2 games cant beat that
  13. In some places,even the 7950 Beats a GTX 680 and also taking into account the free games AMD is offering, 7970 all the way.
  14. 7970 beats it at stock overclocked no brainer here.
  15. iceclock said:
    7970 beats it at stock overclocked no brainer here.

    Im going to mostlikely over clock so 7970 ?
  16. yep. :) cheaper and just as good mang.
  17. iceclock said:
    yep. :) cheaper and just as good mang.

    Yes but wich one is better in stock and Oc'd ?
  18. whats ur country of origin and budget?
  19. iceclock said:
    whats ur country of origin and budget?

    My Budget is 1500$ and im at 900$ with everything all i need is a GFX Card.

    I live in Canada

    SO i was thinking for 7970 or 680 Or anything better that is below 600$
  20. hmm.

    http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=67343&vpn=11197-12-40G&manufacture=SAPPHIRE

    479$ + bioshock new game+ crysis3. 130$ of games :D
  21. thats what i recommanded lol.
  22. Yea just thought id make sure because it's a diffrent site lol :P Thnx man ;)
  23. :D no problem anytime.
  24. iceclock said:
    thats what i recommanded lol.

    Whats the difference between Ghz Edition and normal ? The Ghz edition is Overclocked in box ? or what ?
  25. Best answer
    um i think gigahertz is a higher clock speed. but not really relevant. as any 7970 can overclock. lol
  26. Best answer selected by BRAY570.
  27. Ok thnx
  28. cheers :)
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