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680 vs 7970

Hi guys i wanted to do a new build and was wondering if the 680 was worth the extra 80 dollars

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  1. Here is the 680 vs the stock 7970:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=508

    Here it is vs the GHz edition:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=618

    Hope I helped.
  2. Best answer
    7970 Ghz is better than a 680, and for good aftermarket models is typically $50 cheaper. You also get some free games with it as well.
  3. Current Driver benchmark(Huge performance gain over old time drivers):

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/23.html

    Even Newer ones.

    http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/

    HD 7970 GHZ > GTX 680 almost 99% of the time
  4. manofchalk said:
    7970 Ghz is better than a 680, and for good aftermarket models is typically $50 cheaper. You also get some free games with it as well.


    We pretty much have the same identical hardware.. I LOVE YOUR TASTE!
  5. Best answer selected by thefaraz01.
  6. Ninjawithagun said:
    I disagree. WIth inferior drivers and a company that is about to go bankrupt, you had better get an Nvidia graphics card. AMD is about to be history. Goodluck with getting driver updates for that card this time next year, let alone trying to have a company honor the warranty on a 7970 card...NUFF SAID!


    Just the facts bud opinions don`t float
  7. Ninjawithagun said:
    inferior drivers


    Catalyst 12.7 and 12.11 beg to differ.
    Have a look at this Nvidia driver. I think its quite funny.
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/warning-nvidia-196-75-drivers-can-kill-your-graphics-card/7551

    Quote:
    company that is about to go bankrupt


    So?
    You realize that it is still ATI making the Radeon cards, now they are just a subsidiary of AMD. If AMD goes bankrupt (which I doubt), ATI will probably be sold off to another company (Intel, Samsung maybe) or go back to being its own organization.
    Also remember that at one point Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy and now they are the largest and most successful company in the world.
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