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Which Graphics Card is Better ??

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December 1, 2012 5:51:02 AM

Hi.

I need to know one to go for, I am really confused. My options are

1. ASUS ROG Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 3 GB
2. ASUS HD 7970 Radeon DC2 Top 3 GB
3. ASUS GTX 680 DC2T 2 GB
4. Sapphire AMD HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

I guess they are the best braphics card available right now except for GTX 690.
Please share your reviews.

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December 1, 2012 5:53:12 AM

No point on upgrading from your current card.
December 1, 2012 5:58:07 AM

Well yeah its stopped in production. Out of Warranty then its stops working and my comp freezes to death with burst of buzzing sound going out loud from my speakers. I guess thats the reason for a changes. I guess thats definitive enough. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:16:12 AM

If you can still play nicely then wait for next gen.
Or else go for 7970 (Any good Model). In many of the benchmarks the 7970 Ghz Boost outperforms GTX 680. So, check the benchmarks.

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December 1, 2012 6:36:51 AM
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after checking a buttload of 7970 reviews the asus matrix beats any card in its class out there.

though it does like its power when overclocked:


but it does stay cool:

images from:
ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum Video Card Review

the 680 is a bit difficult to place. even if you take account of overclocking it still gives the vapor-X a run for its money; though being 2-5 fps less in games @60+ fps.

if you post some prices you are looking at then that would help findsing the best price/performance. if you don't care then IMHO:

1. ASUS ROG Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 3 GB
2. Sapphire AMD HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
3. ASUS GTX 680 DC2T 2 GB
4. ASUS HD 7970 Radeon DC2 Top 3 GB
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:45:55 AM

1. ASUS ROG Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 3 GB > :love: 
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 6:47:45 AM

id go with vanilla 7970. its much cheaper and overclocks good too
December 1, 2012 12:41:53 PM

Anonymous said:
after checking a buttload of 7970 reviews the asus matrix beats any card in its class out there.

though it does like its power when overclocked:
http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1350337975kpLWqATHq4_9_1.gif

but it does stay cool:
http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1350337975kpLWqATHq4_9_2.gif
images from:
ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum Video Card Review

the 680 is a bit difficult to place. even if you take account of overclocking it still gives the vapor-X a run for its money; though being 2-5 fps less in games @60+ fps.

if you post some prices you are looking at then that would help findsing the best price/performance. if you don't care then IMHO:

1. ASUS ROG Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 3 GB
2. Sapphire AMD HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
3. ASUS GTX 680 DC2T 2 GB
4. ASUS HD 7970 Radeon DC2 Top 3 GB


I have Corsair CMPSU 800W Power supply. That should be enough i guess ??
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
December 1, 2012 1:04:50 PM

shubhankar_venkatesh said:
I have Corsair CMPSU 800W Power supply. That should be enough i guess ??

plenty to Xfire even.

lets look at 3D guru's review because they break it down
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 ROG MATRIX Platinum review
Quote:
Measured power consumption

System in IDLE = 180W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 379W
Difference (GPU load) = 199W
Add average IDLE wattage ~10W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 209 Watts


now that system ran 29 watts less - not a big deal because we are looking at the card's power consumption. and they estimated 209 watts non overclocked. the system in the [HC] review ran 60 watts more when the card was overclocked; so let say the overclocked card's power consumption is 270 watts (rounding up slightly)

thats 540 watts for Xfire - now if you have a sandy bridge-E system that sucks up 200 watts, it would be close but doable for that PSU.
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 2:35:27 PM

If money is not a problem then Its a no brainer
Get the ROG 7970 platinum. Its the fastest 7970 and also the fastest single GPU card on the planet.
December 2, 2012 3:30:54 AM

Anonymous said:
plenty to Xfire even.

lets look at 3D guru's review because they break it down
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 ROG MATRIX Platinum review
Quote:
Measured power consumption

System in IDLE = 180W
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 379W
Difference (GPU load) = 199W
Add average IDLE wattage ~10W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 209 Watts


now that system ran 29 watts less - not a big deal because we are looking at the card's power consumption. and they estimated 209 watts non overclocked. the system in the [HC] review ran 60 watts more when the card was overclocked; so let say the overclocked card's power consumption is 270 watts (rounding up slightly)

thats 540 watts for Xfire - now if you have a sandy bridge-E system that sucks up 200 watts, it would be close but doable for that PSU.


No no no... no XFire please. I will be running only 1 GPU Card , For that it quite enough then, is it ??
Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
December 2, 2012 4:49:40 AM

shubhankar_venkatesh said:
No no no... no XFire please. I will be running only 1 GPU Card , For that it quite enough then, is it ??

well yes.

i was using the Xfire to make a point it was plenty . .sorry i guess that got lost there.
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