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GTX 680 or 7970 Ghz edition

i am planning to buy a system ..
I7 3770
Corsair 16GB ram
Gigabyte H77-D3H

but i am not quite sure about the GPU .. I wonder what to take
NVIDIA has CUDA Cores , ATI - not , but 7970GHZ edition has better potentional in OC than 680


7970GHZ edition costs less like a 100$ (in Israel) than gtx680

i am in a serious wonder.
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    7970. That's not even anything to think about...

    The 680 is a waste of money - the 670 is considerably cheaper, and only the 680 is only 5% faster.

    If you can get a GHz ed. for that cheap, then jump on it - CUDA cores aren't better than STREAM cores, just more widely used - AMD's card however, is a monster powerhouse.


    That being said, what is this system being used for? If it's for gaming, you'll get equal performance with an i5-3570k, a z77 board (so you can overclock), and 8GB or ram. The setup you have there is only useful if you plan on HEAVY video editing - in which case you might want to go Nvidia. (Look up the programs you like to see if they use CUDA or can use STREAM.)
  2. DarkSable said:
    7970. That's not even anything to think about...

    The 680 is a waste of money - the 670 is considerably cheaper, and only the 680 is only 5% faster.

    If you can get a GHz ed. for that cheap, then jump on it - CUDA cores aren't better than STREAM cores, just more widely used - AMD's card however, is a monster powerhouse.


    That being said, what is this system being used for? If it's for gaming, you'll get equal performance with an i5-3570k, a z77 board (so you can overclock), and 8GB or ram. The setup you have there is only useful if you plan on HEAVY video editing - in which case you might want to go Nvidia. (Look up the programs you like to see if they use CUDA or can use STREAM.)



    the system built for 40% Graphic editing , 3D etc and 60% for hard gaming (bf3 , gta v ...)
    i still dont sure about the CUDA cores, with system like mine CUDA cores wont be useful or yes ?
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