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Hd 7970 vapour X (or) MSI gtx 680 oc

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January 24, 2013 3:10:04 AM

so guyz one of my friends plannin to buy a good gpu

he keeps askin me :bounce: 

saphire 7970 vapour-X 6gb edition (or) MSI gtx 680 oc edition ?????

i know both are the same level cards but i wanna go with the best one :D 
January 24, 2013 3:14:01 AM

ya all i care is about higher FPS on my 27 inch 1080p HD monitor ....??

suggest me guyz

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a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 3:28:24 AM
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The 7970 ghz is supposed to be stronger in general than the 680
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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January 24, 2013 3:42:33 AM

Get the 7970 GHz edition Vapor X 3gb. You do not need 6 gb on 1 1080p monitor. 3gb is more than enough.
a c 110 U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 3:42:57 AM

None, the 6GB vapor-x is just a waste of money.
Get the ghz edition vapor-x with the 3GB.
January 24, 2013 5:10:27 AM

djangoringo said:
None, the 6GB vapor-x is just a waste of money.
Well I certainly would not say that. 6GB of Vram can come in very handy for gaming in eyefinity with three or more monitors.
Although I do agree that 3GB is plenty for a single 1080p monitor.
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 5:19:29 AM

7970 ghz is the fastest single gpu. Make sure you get 3gb.
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 5:42:46 AM

I would probably avoid the Vapor-X if you can. It has less than adequate cooling on the VRM's. This is just based on the 7950, I am not completely sure if it affects the 7970 as well, but most likely does. A Dual X sapphire is much better.
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 5:52:12 AM

Get a DEVIL 13 edition HD7970 from Powercolour which is 3GB
it is better than the Vapor X coming from Sapphire

There is no question about going for Gtx 680
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 5:53:22 AM

Also avoid the xfx dd 7970. i have one it hits a max of 75c its normally around 70-72c and it ramps to 65% fan speed. Either the dual x sapphire or gigabyte imo

Gigabyte for lower temps

saphire for quieter choose your pick

The xfx runs and hot and gets loud no point in choosing it
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 5:56:43 AM

The Gigabyte 7970 is a joke of a card imo, I was looking at an article on T.H and it was louder than a reference 7970 at load.
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 6:03:42 AM

Yea it is pretty loud but atleast its temps are good my 7970 xfx is Loud and has high temps lololol
January 24, 2013 7:43:52 AM

bhanu10 said:
so guyz one of my friends plannin to buy a good gpu

he keeps askin me :bounce: 

saphire 7970 vapour-X 6gb edition (or) MSI gtx 680 oc edition ?????

i know both are the same level cards but i wanna go with the best one :D 





guyz is it 7970 vapourX or a MSi gtx 680 oc edition??
January 24, 2013 9:37:30 AM

bhanu10 said:
guyz is it 7970 vapourX or a MSi gtx 680 oc edition??

Probably should point out what your friend, not yourself is running. How many monitor's is he using? How high of a resolution? What is he using it for?

Please read the thread of responses you've been given. The answer, is NEITHER.
Only one had half-vouched for the GTX680 since they recomended a 7970 as well while there are far more people vouching for the 7970, so that is out.

One post cited concerns about cooling issues with the VRAM, so that's a STRIKE ONE! on your pick of a 7970
One post cited it's a waste of money for a 6GB card except at serious gaming with 3 monitors in eyefinity, unless you post more details on your friends usage, thats a STRIKE TWO!

Every post in favor of the 7970 made a 3GB recomendation AND a different brand/model of the 7970 so STRIKE 3!

Both of your choices struck out. If you insist on helping your friend, give up on insisting people make a choice on your two preferences when they feel bothered enough to make every recommendation but your choices.
January 24, 2013 10:23:06 AM

sanilmahambre said:
Get a DEVIL 13 edition HD7970 from Powercolour which is 3GB
it is better than the Vapor X coming from Sapphire

There is no question about going for Gtx 680


no such thing as a DEVIL 13 edition hd 7970 however there is a 7990 with dual gpu (7970s) which is like $1000 so no that is way out of the question..

To be honest it comes down which one do you want more the gtx 680? which is pretty much more expensive than all 7970's.. but it may be better in some ways such as phsyX and other features that are nvidia exclusive..

It comes down which one do you prefer, yes in some cases the 7970 can out perform the 680 once overclock BUT the 680 can dominate it when its overclocked..

If you want bang for buck get the sapphire 7970 vapour-X 3GB if you're getting more monitors in the future get the 6GB.

If you want More performance get the msi 680 lightning 2GB :) 

simple :) 
January 24, 2013 10:42:23 AM

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