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Hello, my name is Long Chamnap, I am from Cambodia. I wonder if you could compare the ATI radeon 7970 HD with the nVidia GTX 690
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  1. Well, the 690 is $1000, whereas the 7970 is like $400-$500.

    The GTX690 is faster, but it is also a dual-GPU card, meaning it runs in SLI. SLI has its issues, namely microstuttering and power requirements.

    The 7970 in only a single GPU and uses less power. It will also be better at video rendering and photoshop work as well as gaming. The new GTX6xx series cards are not that great for that purpose.

    It is easier to explain the difference between the cards in the context of your computer. What computer do you have, including the power supply?
  2. well, 3960k OC 4.4, H70 CPU cooler, Asus IV formula rampage, 2x gtx 680, 32 gb of ram, cooler master 1200w 80+ gold, 2x 1TB WD HDD; 2x 512 gb intel SSD, Asus 27'' inch 3D vision monitor and Corsair 800D Full tower gaming case
  3. If you have 2 680's already, there is nothing that is really going to be much of an upgrade if that's what you were looking to do.
  4. but when i play starcraft the game got like 60 fps on extra quality
  5. Well, does it stay at 60fps? Or does it dip. There is nothing faster right now than 2 680's.
  6. Deemo13 said:
    Well, does it stay at 60fps? Or does it dip. There is nothing faster right now than 2 680's.


    3 GTX 680s ;)


    Your 2 GTX 680's are a GTX 690. So its a waste. Also check if you have v-sync on. That will cap you right at 60 FPS.
  7. Yes, v-sync will make it so your computer stays at 60fps.
  8. chamnaplong said:
    well, 3960k OC 4.4, H70 CPU cooler, Asus IV formula rampage, 2x gtx 680, 32 gb of ram, cooler master 1200w 80+ gold, 2x 1TB WD HDD; 2x 512 gb intel SSD, Asus 27'' inch 3D vision monitor and Corsair 800D Full tower gaming case

    [:russk1:7]

    someone that has a computer that sik, should know better. not to mention 'starcraft' is like 45 years old, and the second one is not that demanding either.
  9. Best answer
    Perhaps the OP is considering 2 gtx690s in sli(not the best idea)? They could consider 3
    gtx680s(better scaling with 3 faster cards versus 4 gpu), Or they could sell the gtx690
    for close to what they paid for it(maybe more) and get 3 hd7970 for less coin and overclock
    them past 7970ghz ed.(faster than gtx680). Since the OP has a 3D display, they are
    shooting for 120fps or better. Checking to make sure vsync is off is a bad idea(though
    tahiti doesn't have adaptive vsync, there are ways to force vsync and triple buffering at
    the same time to even better effect).

    Not really sure why you'd want to run starcraft in 3d but whatever(like 2d isometric in 3d).
  10. Best answer selected by chamnaplong.
  11. guest what, you are right and
  12. I take it back, checking whether vsync is on or off is a good idea. If you are running over
    60fps but the monitor refresh is 120 and you don't get near that, vsync will drop your
    fps to half the refresh or 60fps. Or, since you are using nvidia cards, maybe you are
    using adaptive vsync? I am guessing mousemonkey will close this thread soon, but if
    you want to chat about this with one or more of us after that you can PM us by clicking
    the little envelope next to/below our names.
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