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2 X 7970's or 1 X GTX 690

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 8, 2013 11:28:43 AM

Which would perform better?

2 x 7970's


1 x GTX 690

On a single monitor as well as a dual monitor set up? I cant decide if i want a single or dual monitor set up

The monitor will be 2560 X 1440 res and 24" 2ms preferably as well as 120hz.

Which Graphics card would work best for my set up if i were to use either a single monitor, or a dual monitor set up?

**Also what is the difference between the 7970 and the 7970Ghz edition?**

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January 8, 2013 11:32:30 AM

vote for 2x 7970 :) 

690 only has 2gb actual memory
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January 8, 2013 11:42:04 AM

What would performance difference be between the 7970 and 7970 ghz edition, and difference between 3gb and 6gb?
January 8, 2013 11:48:51 AM

Is that a single 7970 or 2 of them?
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January 8, 2013 11:58:39 AM

the top card in that list i believe is actually a 7990, HIS calling their version a 7970 X2.

is says 'Dual-GPU' on the third line.
January 8, 2013 11:59:32 AM

I'd go with the 690, just for simplicity sake. The performance of the two GHe 7970s will outperform it by around 5 to 10 % but at that level, you will not really notice a difference.
January 8, 2013 12:00:25 PM

The GHz edition cards have higher base cpu clock speeds, so they are faster.
I would say 2 x 7970's would be better. GHz edition one's even more so, but that might work out to be more expensive than 1 GTX690.
January 8, 2013 12:04:23 PM

I am not too worried about the initial cost, if its 100$ more than a 690 if they perform better, but for power consumption i have heard that the AMD cards are HORRIBLE on that and can cause a big power bill which would make it not worth it in the long haul.

So the 7970 is a single card, dual GPU, just like the 690? Ok that makes sense.

In the benchmarks it didnt look like it was 5-10% it appeared to be a lot more in comparison in most tests, but is Micro stuttering a big deal in these cards? I have heard AMD's cards are much more prone to micro stuttering and that is a big draw back to me.
January 8, 2013 12:09:07 PM

Have you had any problems with the 2 x 7970's in your computer Bigmack? Does the noise annoy you? Do you have heat / power draw problems, like high power bill due to it? OR is there major micro stuttering or do you notice it?

Do the cards work for you?