XFX Black Edition DD 7970 or Msi Gtx 680

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_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0300PR9SQXG8GTQET9Z7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=358549767&pf_rd_i=468294

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GeForce-GTX680-Nvidia-Graphics/dp/B007N152BQ/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361205086&sr=1-14

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 :)
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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-1920x1080-3D-Ready/dp/B00A2KZ2XS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361264238&sr=8-2
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/VG248QE-1920x1080-response-Speakers-Warranty/dp/B00B19T7QC/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361264259&sr=1-1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-XL2420T-Widescreen-Multimedia-1920x1080/dp/B005XZBMTU/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361264274&sr=1-3

    Those three are pretty good, but they have TN panels, if that isn't a problem.
  6. Wow that asus monitor is great! definately gonna get that. Thanks
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