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December 18, 2012 9:41:19 PM

I want to make a good computer for video games and video editing. I looked at a build that someone made with 8 gigs of memory, Intel i7 3770k, and 2 Radeon 7970 cards. Would it be better to get an Nvidia card? If so, which card? I heard the 690 was really good. I don't know which is better.

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December 18, 2012 9:45:42 PM

The 690 will perform better, but it also costs upwards of $1000. Actually, they kind of trade blows, but even though the 690 is two cards in one, I don't think you get the stuttering you'd get from a normal crossfire or SLI setup.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/586?vs=588
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December 18, 2012 9:46:31 PM

The GTX 690 is better than the 7970 but its 1000$

and the crossfire HD 7970's might be better than the single GTX 690
its all up to preference to witch company you like

So I would probaly go Xfire 7970's
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a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2012 9:48:55 PM

The 690 isn't worth it unless you have money to throw around, I should of stated clearer that I'd too recommend xfire 7970's.
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December 18, 2012 9:51:09 PM

mace200200 said:
The 690 isn't worth it unless you have money to throw around, I should of stated clearer that I'd too recommend xfire 7970's.


Yes the 1000$ is not worth it for the GTX 690 unless you can just throw money everywhere
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December 18, 2012 9:57:56 PM

Yeah, i'll probably stick with the 7970s then. Thanks.
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a c 85 U Graphics card
December 18, 2012 10:01:54 PM

Can I just throw out that for video editing you don't need anywhere CLOSE to two 7970s?

A single 7870 would be plenty - one 7970 would be safety.
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December 18, 2012 10:05:17 PM

DarkSable said:
Can I just throw out that for video editing you don't need anywhere CLOSE to two 7970s?

A single 7870 would be plenty - one 7970 would be safety.


Yes only 2 7970's if you have money to waste and you realy want to run all games maxed out for a while
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