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XFX Black Edition DD 7970 or Msi Gtx 680

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February 18, 2013 2:35:35 PM

I'm really torn between these two cards, I've been doing all the research I can to figure out which is best; but everytime I try to stick with one card I end up switching to the other. I need help:


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006W3ZU4U/ref=s9_si...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GeForce-GTX680-Nvidia-Graph...

is the gtx 680 really worth it for an extra £70-80 for heavy gaming? I dont even think i'll use 3d for it. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance :) 
February 18, 2013 2:41:56 PM

I would personally go with the 7970. AMD's latest drivers show very similar performance levels between the 7970 and 680, and you also get an extra GB of VRAM for a lower price. It's really up to you, but price/performance is a definite win for the 7970.
February 18, 2013 2:44:32 PM

The GTX 680 and the 7970 are about the same, but like 2wenty had stated, the 7970 is a better choice to go for. I recommend all The 7970 to everyone who is looking for an outstanding card.
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February 18, 2013 8:42:11 PM

2956269,2,1553140 said:
I would personally go with the 7970. AMD's latest drivers show very similar performance levels between the 7970 and 680, and you also get an extra GB of VRAM for a lower price. It's really up to you, but price/performance is a definite win for the 7970.[/quotems

Well I guess with those advantages and the fact that it's around £75 cheaper, the 7970 is the winner. Also thinking about it now I could just overclock it past the gtx 680.
February 18, 2013 9:06:20 PM

Could you recommend a good 120hz monitor for the 7970 but the budget I got is under £300. Otherwise the overall cost would end up being either exactly the same or even more than the gtx 680.
February 19, 2013 6:58:13 AM

perseusrealm said:
Could you recommend a good 120hz monitor for the 7970 but the budget I got is under £300. Otherwise the overall cost would end up being either exactly the same or even more than the gtx 680.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-XL2411T-Widescreen-1920x10...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/VG248QE-1920x1080-response-Spea...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-XL2420T-Widescreen-Multime...

Those three are pretty good, but they have TN panels, if that isn't a problem.
February 19, 2013 1:28:34 PM

Wow that asus monitor is great! definately gonna get that. Thanks
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