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December 30, 2012 12:36:52 AM

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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December 30, 2012 5:57:38 AM

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.
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December 30, 2012 6:04:33 AM

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=N82E168... 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

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December 30, 2012 8:13:04 AM

+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%.
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December 30, 2012 8:37:04 AM

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?
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December 30, 2012 9:01:49 AM

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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December 30, 2012 10:40:15 AM

Best answer selected by odysside.
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