I'm debating between these 2 card:
XFX 7970 GHZ Edition 379$
Zotac GTX680 399$
I'm using 3 X 24inch monitor and planed on playing game at 5760*1080. The game I play the most is World of War Craft MOP. I also play other game from time to time.
I have been doing Google between all these card for months. I'm aware of the new AMD driver but I can't find any good benchmark between these 2 card at 5760X1080 with updated driver.
I had originally bought the ZOTA GTX680 at boxing day but I'm told that the card is back order and I need to wait. Today I found the XFX 7970 GHZ edition for 379$ and I'm very tented to get a refund on that back order card event tho every research I did point me that NVIDIA is more powerful at 5760X1080 but I haven't find any new benchmark with that new AMD driver.
The 680 is a waste of money, and your sources are wrong; Radeon currently trups Nvidia thoroughly at that resolution. (And you want to get a minimum of 3GB VRAM on either card... which means buying the 4GB 680.)
That being said, neither are amazing cards - Zotac is known for making bad cards, and XFX is known for making middle-of-the-line cards.
You also have the 8000 / 700 series being released in a few months, which almost certainly is worth waiting for.
For 5760x1080 the 7970 will utterly destroy the GTX680, anything higher than 1440p the GTX680 will be heavily crippled by it's 256-bit bus and will lose to the 7970 by a fairly large margin, 4GB is useless because the GTX680 will be bottlenecked by it's 256-bit interface far before all of it's 4GB memory is actually utilized.
and the bench was done on the most recent drivers from both camp to boot
Thanks this is the kind of response, I've been looking for I hadn't seen this review before, only things is that World Of War Craft is not in the Benchmark and from what I posted in my original Post it look like AMD have issue with World Of War Craft at 5760X1080 but my information is old.
I understand, what is everyone saying the 256bit VS 384 & 2GB va 3 GB of VRam but these argument are not showed on most benchmark for World Of War Craft.
Like I say originally, I play other game from time to time but in the past 5 years, I spend 90% of my gaming time at World Of War craft, all other game bored me real quick.