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December 10, 2012 12:26:36 AM

Hey all!

So I have a question, what will give me the highest frame rate? I have been looking at the 680, 660 ti, duel 550 ti 2gb, and a few radeon cards aswell.

What im running.. 750 w 16gb ram, 8150 eight-core fx amd, and screen resolution currently is 1440x900 upgrading to 1920x1080.

I will spend around 600 if needed, also a benchmark site said the 680 ftw 4gb was the best? idk too much but thats what it said. If you guys could help me out some more i would love it!! thanks all!!

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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 1:03:51 AM

What resolution are you playing at and what games? Also what power supply do you have?

If it was my money I'd get a 7970 and overclock it so that it would surpass a 680 and be about $90 cheaper. But those two are you best bet. Although you can consider a 7970 GHz edition when you overclock a 7970 it should be able to surpass the GHz's stock clock and be about $75 cheaper.

7970- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
7970 GHz- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
680- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 191 U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 6:45:22 AM

None of them, I would go with a 7970.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 7:33:56 AM

Get the 7970 Ghz Edition and you are done.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 9:03:08 AM

SLI GTX 660 Ti would give the best performance. It would be roughly 50-60% more powerful than single HD 7970 GHz Edition.
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December 10, 2012 10:06:19 AM

Or dual GTX660s - you'd save a lot compared to the Tis and get near enough the same speed across the board. Still more than enough to go miles faster than a single GTX680 or 7970.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 10:10:52 AM

I strongly advise you don't start with dual cards right off the bat as you won't have any real upgrade path in the future. Secondly we don't know what motherboard or PSU he has so if both of those needed to be replaced it definitely wouldn't be worth it.
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December 10, 2012 10:21:44 AM

andrewcarr said:
I strongly advise you don't start with dual cards right off the bat as you won't have any real upgrade path in the future. Secondly we don't know what motherboard or PSU he has so if both of those needed to be replaced it definitely wouldn't be worth it.


This is good advice. One of the best things about SLI is that you can game on one card initially, then add the second card a year down the line when prices have dropped. But be aware if you do that, that you'll need the cards to match (clock speeds and memory quantity) so if you buy a model with non-standard clocks or memory, you'll have a harder time finding a match in the future when retailer stocks of your model are depleted to make room for newer cards.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 10:26:34 AM

In this case it'd be CF not SLI but same point.

Reminds me of getting into an argument with a worker at best buy after they repeatedly said SLI was the same thing when talking about AMD cards.

CF isn't as particular as you say, as you don't need the exact same card just the same series (example 7970 and 7950 work together) and AMD cards are great at overclocking so getting them both to a overclocked setting would be easy.
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December 10, 2012 10:43:26 AM

Well I was talking specifically about SLI, because I was talking about GTX660s. You can get great results, but they do need to match.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 2:22:18 PM

I still say don't start with SLI or CF. The normal rule is to get the best single card you can afford to start and then add a second as an upgrade down the road.
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December 10, 2012 7:21:50 PM

ok yea, i was lookin at the 7970 ghz edition, i have a BIOSTAR TA990FXE mother board and a OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular, i think i will t ake the 7970 path and get a second down the road a bit. will definatly need to up the power supply tho soon
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