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AMD or Nvidia

I'm stuck between the two, either a Gigabyte GTX 680 SOC 5 fan edition or a Sapphire Vapour-x HD 7970 GHz 3GB.

Im only playing on a single display but I plan to get more than one eventually.
The price difference is $519 for the Nvidia and $499 for the AMD.

My build:
CPU: i5 3570k
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V
PSU: Antec truePower 750w
RAM: Gskill PC-12800/1600 GS-F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
OS: Win 7 64bit
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    I'd go for the 7970 GHz edition. Beats the GTX 680 for a little less.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/618?vs=555
    And that's not even with current Catalyst drivers so the performance difference should be even higher.
  2. odysside said:
    I'm stuck between the two, either a Gigabyte GTX 680 SOC 5 fan edition or a Sapphire Vapour-x HD 7970 GHz 3GB.

    Im only playing on a single display but I plan to get more than one eventually.
    The price difference is $519 for the Nvidia and $499 for the AMD.

    My build:
    CPU: i5 3570k
    Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V
    PSU: Antec truePower 750w
    RAM: Gskill PC-12800/1600 GS-F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
    OS: Win 7 64bit
    get my card it's cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=#top MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks.Here look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnLUJxCBZUg&feature=plcp Crysis 2 Campaign MSI GTX 670 OC Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiE_4cz0aDo&feature=plcp Battlefield 3 PC Operation Swordfish Campaign Combat MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition
  3. +1 to bigcyco1. GTX680 and 7970 are a waste of money - you couldn't possibly notice the gain from them in reality.

    EDIT: Average gain even on the GTX680 is only ~6%.
  4. Bigcyco, I was looking into some of the 670's but Im a little worried on the OC. Wouldnt having those kind of temps all the time put too much strain on the GPU?
  5. odysside said:
    Bigcyco, I was looking into some of the 670's but Im a little worried on the OC. Wouldnt having those kind of temps all the time put too much strain on the GPU?
    I have my cards oc hardcore you do not have to do that still i never had any issues My clocks/results on the 670 PE were:

    Max OC
    Core: 1316 MHz
    Memory: 7406 MHz
    Fps: 52.6

    Standard OC
    Core: 1290 MHz
    Memory: 7204 Mhz
    Fps: 51.5
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