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Gtx 680 or hd7970 help me choose

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September 25, 2012 1:06:02 PM

Gtx 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Radeon hd 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im looking for performance, quiet fan

My specs
i7 2600k
Asus p8z68 v- pro
8gb ram
500gb hdd
Stryker case
Corsair tx750 v2
Dell ultrasharp 30" 2560x1600

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September 25, 2012 1:28:50 PM

At that res none of this cards can max out demanding games like BF3,batman arkham city,c2,metro and give smooth framerate.You need to either sli or crossfire.And nvidia cards are definitely better in multigpu department.
ANd those cared you linked that gigabyte one is faster than 7970 there.That thing is super overclocked
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September 25, 2012 1:36:25 PM

Well i won't suggest buying a GIGABYTE branded card i have had nothing but bad luck with their gpu's but i will suggest a card for that res a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition or two 670's
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September 25, 2012 2:00:28 PM

Both of these cards seem superclocked so lets assume they are both faster than the baseline comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=508

I dont like that specific 680 because it takes up 3 slots. And I like that 7970 because it is much cheaper and has more video RAM.

But, since you have a high resolution monitor I think you would be better off with 2x EVGA 670GTX 2GB FTW cards. They are also overclocked have a 680 form factor and cooling, which makes them quieter than usual, and the two cards would drive your 2560x1600 successfully in all games.

Once again I would look at what games you really like and have a look at the comparison link i sent you where you can see how the cards fare against each other.
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September 25, 2012 3:14:25 PM

I can't post benchmarks of how the other card your considering would compare because amd fanboys will rip me apart claiming those are not benchmarks with the newest drivers but it will not preform the same as any other 7970ghz so there is noway to prove anything sorry about that.
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September 25, 2012 3:19:07 PM

Funny that 7970 Ghz edition is missing in all the images.
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September 25, 2012 3:24:31 PM

You should probably look into the 4GB variants of the 680 at 1600p
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September 25, 2012 3:30:04 PM

BigMack70 said:
Those are very strange/anomalous results... they're not what reviews typically show so I'm not sure what to make of them. I'd question if they have updated their driver results on the 7970, as for example that's the first time I've seen a 680 come out on top in Crysis 1/Warhead. The Skyrim results also seem to reflect pre-12.7 performance from the 7970.

I trust TPU's reviews more, which show more back and forth between the cards and which keep drivers up to date on all cards and not just the review subject. Also, what you posted is the only set of results I've seen that shows the 680 consistently on top of the 7970 at that resolution (although take a look at those minimum framerate numbers... sometimes the 7970 is better on min but way behind on average... weird).

Fishy at best.
I couldn't find any other benchmarks at that res for the card i checked TPU's database did i miss something ?
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September 25, 2012 3:31:23 PM

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Funny that 7970 Ghz edition is missing in all the images.
Yeah well fanboys will be fanboys i got no time for that stupid s***
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September 25, 2012 3:32:22 PM

I agree bigmack. even 690 is missing so is 590. If amd 6990 is there, so should rest of the cards as 690 and 590. And ppl should mention the driver versions used while mentioning such a long list of screen-shots as well as the ORIGINAL review site links ( This will not be hard ?). Here people r spending their hard earned money and $400 to $500 is not a joke.
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September 25, 2012 3:37:19 PM

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I agree bigmack. even 690 is missing so is 590. If amd 6990 is there, so should rest of the cards as 690 and 590. And ppl should mention the driver versions used while mentioning such a long list of screen-shots as well as the ORIGINAL review site links ( This will not be hard ?). Here people r spending their hard earned money and $400 to $500 is not a joke.
I have no time to mention it clearly says on the benchmarks VORTEX not to hard to figure out where they came from here the source check it out if you like http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/gigabyte_gtx680_su... i am in a hurry i have a big day so you'll have to excuse not writing all that in
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September 25, 2012 3:46:29 PM

There is NO WAY to prove that card is worse or better. I already mentioned that there is NO TEST with the newest drivers of that 7970 GHz he is considering updated drivers tests on others cards DON'T PROVE NOTHING about when comparing the two cards he is considering.The only thing that can be proven is one cost way more than the other.Do you know of some benchmarks that are up to date of both cards if not case closed. I ain't the one homey so save it. I don't play that red team green team non sense if your so concerned and worried about it post something useful instead of sipping your red kool aid and criticizing me .
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September 25, 2012 6:02:40 PM

BigMack70 said:
I'm not doubting their results, just wondering why they're so different from what other sites show, especially on some tests e.g. Crysis.
That last post of mine was not directed towards you. I know you prefer amd cards. I wouldn't go so far as to say your a fan boy who sip's red kool aid all day!I have seen you recommend 670 in threads. I know your not just a fan boy like some on this forum are ;)  I just get sick of the red team green team non sense.
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September 25, 2012 6:19:12 PM

@BigMack70 lol fair enough sorry i assumed you prefer AMD my bad.
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September 25, 2012 6:50:04 PM

Wow!I didn't get into gaming on computers until way later. I remember the 8800GTS think it was 2006 or 2007 that card was popular. If i remember correctly.
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September 25, 2012 7:01:57 PM

BigMack70 said:
Those are very strange/anomalous results... they're not what reviews typically show so I'm not sure what to make of them. I'd question if they have updated their driver results on the 7970, as for example that's the first time I've seen a 680 come out on top in Crysis 1/Warhead. The Skyrim results also seem to reflect pre-12.7 performance from the 7970.

I trust TPU's reviews more, which show more back and forth between the cards and which keep drivers up to date on all cards and not just the review subject. Also, what you posted is the only set of results I've seen that shows the 680 consistently on top of the 7970 at that resolution (although take a look at those minimum framerate numbers... sometimes the 7970 is better on min but way behind on average... weird).

Fishy at best.


Seconding this, The 7970 results look like the 12.1 or 12.4 drivers
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September 25, 2012 7:05:46 PM

Pinhedd said:
Seconding this, The 7970 results look like the 12.1 or 12.4 drivers
Hey baby, I'm hung like Windows ME :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  BTW i already mentioned that there isn't any up to date benchmarks comparing the cards in question at least not that i could find.
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