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Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB or Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB

Im making a custom pc and im stuck on the decision between two graphics cards

They are the same price on the website i am getting them from ($469.00):

Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB (Comes with free Crysis 3)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_877&products_id=20995

Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19798

The games i play most on are:

Skyrim

Battlefield 3

Farcry 3

DayZ

Borderlands 2

Total war (Shogun 2, Rome, Medieval 2, empire and Rome 2 when it comes out)

Crysis 3 (planning to buy)

I know there are alot of forums asking a similar question as this one but im having a hard time making up my mind

If anyone knows any good benchmarking websites that shows the performance on heaps of games that would help Thanks :D
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  1. Both great cards, what resolution are you playing at? it comes down to preference/money. Nvidia is better about releasing drivers and not messing up in the process, AMD has things really well worked out right now, so that they trade blows with Nvidia, personally I lean Nvidia, But I want to lean AMD, they just seem to be having a hard time lately. However resolution also plays a big role, keep in mind the vram, I read somewhere that at 1080p crysis 3 can use up to 2.2gb, I dont know how reliable that was as I haven't played it, but if your playing on multi monitor perhaps the 7970 is a better buy.
  2. do they do AMD's neversettle:reloaded promotion in Australia? because here with the purchase of a 7970 you would get a free copy of crysis 3 AND bioshock:infinity.

    since you're already planning to buy Crysis3, I would go with the 7970 if they're doing that promortion. maybe you can call/email the shop and find out directly from them?
  3. If you play skyrim often, a 4GB 670 is a better pick - the 680 is only 5% faster than a 670, but costs 25-30% more, whereas the 4GB will give you the buffer you need for heavy modding of skyrim, far cry 3, and possibly crysis 3.
  4. 17seconds said:


    Most of your info is true, but I must point out that PhyX can run on the CPU when you don't have an Nvidia card. it is absolutely not true that you won't have PhyX if you don't have an Nvidia card
  5. ItssSteve said:
    Im making a custom pc and im stuck on the decision between two graphics cards

    They are the same price on the website i am getting them from ($469.00):

    Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB (Comes with free Crysis 3)

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_877&products_id=20995

    Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19798

    The games i play most on are:

    Skyrim

    Battlefield 3

    Farcry 3

    DayZ

    Borderlands 2

    Total war (Shogun 2, Rome, Medieval 2, empire and Rome 2 when it comes out)

    Crysis 3 (planning to buy)

    I know there are alot of forums asking a similar question as this one but im having a hard time making up my mind

    If anyone knows any good benchmarking websites that shows the performance on heaps of games that would help Thanks :D


    The 7970 GHz Vapor-x costs as much as a 680, is a tier higher on the Tomshardware hierarchy chart, and can be overclocked an additional 30% to completely obliterate any 680. It is frankly silly to consider anything else when it comes with free games.
  6. vmem said:
    do they do AMD's neversettle:reloaded promotion in Australia? because here with the purchase of a 7970 you would get a free copy of crysis 3 AND bioshock:infinity.

    since you're already planning to buy Crysis3, I would go with the 7970 if they're doing that promortion. maybe you can call/email the shop and find out directly from them?


    I called the store and they are offering the Crysis 3 and bioshock deal
  7. ItssSteve said:
    I called the store and they are offering the Crysis 3 and bioshock deal


    then just get the 7970 ghz edition. it's a great card. with the deal you're saving yourself $60-100 at minimum, and even on the games where the 680 does beat the 7970, it'll be by 5% at most. besides, an overclocked 7970 ghz edition is almost unbeatable as others have stated :bounce:
  8. vmem said:
    Most of your info is true, but I must point out that PhyX can run on the CPU when you don't have an Nvidia card. it is absolutely not true that you won't have PhyX if you don't have an Nvidia card

    Actually all of my info is true, particularly the part about GPU-accelerated PhysX only being possible on an Nvidia card. There have been reports of people running Borderlands 2 PhysX on their CPU, but the performance is spotty at best. It's certainly not something you would plan for at the beginning when the option is available to purchase a GTX 680.

    Quote:
    "In Borderlands 2 the NVIDIA video cards reigned supreme in providing the best visual experience due to the spot on utilization of PhysX. While users can attempt to enable PhysX on Medium on AMD video cards, we experienced several game crashes and a few system freezes. Because we kept crashing with PhysX enabled on the AMD video cards we determined it was not playable for us, so we ran all of the video cards with PhysX disabled and received great performance."
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/01/borderlands_2_gameplay_performance_iq_review/6#.UTV2tBPTmUk
    http://physxinfo.com/news/9653/borderlands-2-physx-benchmark-roundup/
  9. 17seconds said:
    Actually all of my info is true, particularly the part about GPU-accelerated PhysX only being possible on an Nvidia card. There have been reports of people running Borderlands 2 PhysX on their CPU, but the performance is spotty at best. It's certainly not something you would plan for at the beginning when the option is available to purchase a GTX 680.

    Quote:
    "In Borderlands 2 the NVIDIA video cards reigned supreme in providing the best visual experience due to the spot on utilization of PhysX. While users can attempt to enable PhysX on Medium on AMD video cards, we experienced several game crashes and a few system freezes. Because we kept crashing with PhysX enabled on the AMD video cards we determined it was not playable for us, so we ran all of the video cards with PhysX disabled and received great performance."
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/01/borderlands_2_gameplay_performance_iq_review/6#.UTV2tBPTmUk
    http://physxinfo.com/news/9653/borderlands-2-physx-benchmark-roundup/



    well, I guess one can never let an fanboy run free... even just here on Tom's, we see a VERY RECENT set of benchmarks where the 7970ghz beats a 680 ACROSS THE BOARD

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-titan-performance-review,3442-3.html

    It can go either way depending on the test system etc. I think the 7970 ghz edition is slightly better, you may call me biased if you want. but if you're gonna go around telling people the 680 is a clear winner, well people have shown that it's not true
  10. vmem said:
    well, I guess one can never let an fanboy run free... even just here on Tom's, we see a VERY RECENT set of benchmarks where the 7970ghz beats a 680 ACROSS THE BOARD

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-titan-performance-review,3442-3.html

    It can go either way depending on the test system etc. I think the 7970 ghz edition is slightly better, you may call me biased if you want. but if you're gonna go around telling people the 680 is a clear winner, well people have shown that it's not true

    I'm trying to figure out how your post and insults are related to the quote regarding PhysX in Borderlands 2, or anything else that's been posted so far.

    Insults violate the Tom's Hardware Rules of Conduct.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  11. 17seconds said:
    I'm trying to figure out how your post and insults are related to the quote regarding PhysX in Borderlands 2, or anything else that's been posted so far.

    Insults violate the Tom's Hardware Rules of Conduct.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first


    I fail to figure out how you are arriving at the conclusion that I have insulted you. I'm pointing out the fact that most of the benchmarks you have linked are biased toward Nvidia, I have cited a recent set of benchmarks done right here by staff from Toms that prove you wrong. and yes, I'll admit that I called you an Nvidia fanboy. if there's anything I'm missing, feel free to enlighten me.

    otherwise, I propose we end this as this type of arguing is seen all too often around there forums and never reach any reasonable conclusions. if you still feel that I have insulted you, feel free to report me to a mod
  12. Considering how the whole max FPS thing being a measure of gaming performance is being brought into question just recently some folk might want to re-evaluate a few things somewhat.
  13. vmem said:
    well, I guess one can never let an fanboy run free... even just here on Tom's, we see a VERY RECENT set of benchmarks where the 7970ghz beats a 680 ACROSS THE BOARD

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-titan-performance-review,3442-3.html

    It can go either way depending on the test system etc. I think the 7970 ghz edition is slightly better, you may call me biased if you want. but if you're gonna go around telling people the 680 is a clear winner, well people have shown that it's not true


    FINALLY! This guys has been posting obscure benchmarks all day trying to argue that the 680 is stronger when Tomshardware clearly states it is overall 5-10% weaker than the 7970 GHz.
  14. CaptainTom said:
    FINALLY! This guys has been posting obscure benchmarks all day trying to argue that the 680 is stronger when Tomshardware clearly states it is overall 5-10% weaker than the 7970 GHz.

    You guys should really take a long look at your participation in this thread. If you have a problem with TechPowerUp, Anandtech, and Guru3d, three of the absolute top review sites, then that says more about you than it does about me. And if you've never heard of those websites, then you really have no place giving advice on a tech forum.

    For the record, I prefer TechPowerUp because they have 19 benchmarks, I started there because I knew that most of the OP's games could be found there in one place (as opposed to the 7 benchmarks on Tom's Hardware). Since Total War was not listed, I went with another respected website that had it. Then, since no one but Guru3d has done a Crysis 3 benchmark, I used that. This defensiveness by you guys has got to stop, it really places you in a bad light and ruins your credibility.


    Mousemonkey said:
    Considering how the whole max FPS thing being a measure of gaming performance is being brought into question just recently some folk might want to re-evaluate a few things somewhat.

    Good point, Mousemonkey.
  15. 17seconds said:
    You guys should really take a long look at your participation in this thread. If you have a problem with TechPowerUp, Anandtech, and Guru3d, three of the absolute top review sites, then that says more about you than it does about me. And if you've never heard of those websites, then you really have no place giving advice on a tech forum.

    For the record, I prefer TechPowerUp because they have 19 benchmarks, I started there because I knew that most of the OP's games could be found there in one place (as opposed to the 7 benchmarks on Tom's Hardware). Since Total War was not listed, I went with another respected website that had it. Then, since no one but Guru3d has done a Crysis 3 benchmark, I used that. This defensiveness by you guys has got to stop, it really places you in a bad light and ruins your credibility.


    Good point, Mousemonkey.


    I am very aware of my participation in this thread. I have no problems with TPU, anandtech, or Guru benchmarks. as I stated earlier in the thread, the only issue I have with matto's logic is the fact that PhyX can be run by the CPU as well, whereas he made it sound like only Nvidia systems would have it. In fact, I have stated repeatedly that the strengths and weaknesses of 7970 vs 680 can be argued, is game dependent, and that PERSONALLY i am a bit biased toward the 7970. My main issue, and I believe CaptainTom's as well, is with Matto's very biased comments toward Nvidia cards, they are not worded in a neutral tone.

    Anyway, I have proposed previously to drop the matter and I shall do so here. it is pointless to argue back and forth between AMD and Nvidia for this gen. but yes, Mousemonkey has an excellent point and Latency has been demonstrated to be very important
  16. Look ive owned amd and nvidia cards and have no real preference for either so when i decide which one to get in any particular gen i go by price.There is really no reason to get nvidia this gen simply do to price.Why would anyone want to shell out more money for less performance?GTX 680 is a total waste of money at this point when a 7970 is $60-$100 less and beats the snot out of it especially if both cards are overclocked.The 7950 is the better buy over the gtx 670 for the same reasons as stated above.Im not saying nvidia are bad cards just to overpriced compared to amd cards.I will admitt if i knew for a fact i was going dual cards i might opt for nvidia simply because ie had more issues with crossfire.But single cards this really is a no brainer imo.
  17. Anonymous said:
    Look ive owned amd and nvidia cards and have no real preference for either so when i decide which one to get in any particular gen i go by price.There is really no reason to get nvidia this gen simply do to price.Why would anyone want to shell out more money for less performance?GTX 680 is a total waste of money at this point when a 7970 is $60-$100 less and beats the snot out of it especially if both cards are overclocked.The 7950 is the better buy over the gtx 670 for the same reasons as stated above.Im not saying nvidia are bad cards just to overpriced compared to amd cards.I will admitt if i knew for a fact i was going dual cards i might opt for nvidia simply because ie had more issues with crossfire.But single cards this really is a no brainer imo.


    Exactly, I am not saying the 680/70 are weak cards, they are just crazy overpriced along with the rest of the 600 series.


    Btw, everyone should go look at the crysis 3 benches that were just posted on Tomshardware. Notice that AMD's cards often have LESS latency than other Nvidia cards. Again, AMD has fixed the latency issue.

    NOTE: The 650 Ti ties the 7770 and the 670 beats the 680 in a benchmark. I believe the drivers may not be mature enough to quote average framerates yet. Either way the 670/80 and 7950/70 seam to all get the same scores even at low resolutions for some reason...
  18. CaptainTom said:

    Btw, everyone should go look at the crysis 3 benches that were just posted on Tomshardware. Notice that AMD's cards often have LESS latency than other Nvidia cards. Again, AMD has fixed the latency issue.

    NOTE: The 650 Ti ties the 7770 and the 670 beats the 680 in a benchmark. I believe the drivers may not be mature enough to quote average framerates yet. Either way the 670/80 and 7950/70 seam to all get the same scores even at low resolutions for some reason...


    speaking of those benchmarks, I'm actually rather annoyed that they only included a 690, and no 680 SLI against 7970 xfire...

    And I've been going around recommending 7970 and 7950s to people mainly cuz you get over $100 worth of games you will actually want with it :whistle:
  19. vmem said:
    speaking of those benchmarks, I'm actually rather annoyed that they only included a 690, and no 680 SLI against 7970 xfire...

    And I've been going around recommending 7970 and 7950s to people mainly cuz you get over $100 worth of games you will actually want with it :whistle:


    Well yeah the main reason to get these cards are that they are cheaper and come with free games while performing the same.
  20. well of course a 7970 owner is going to recommend a 7970 and a 680 owner will recommend a 680, otherwise you wouldn't have bought those cards respectively for whatever reason you bought them. At this stage i think a SINGLE 7970 ghz edition has the edge between the two when you look at a wide variety of benchmarks, but as has been said no ambient occlusion, poor driver support, no physx put the 680 as a viable option if you can utillise its features.
  21. It is considered that the 7970GHz is roughly 10-15% faster thant he GTX 680! Furthermore Matto17secs will has never and will never recommend an AMD part over Nvidia this is a known fact!
  22. iam2thecrowe said:
    well of course a 7970 owner is going to recommend a 7970 and a 680 owner will recommend a 680, otherwise you wouldn't have bought those cards respectively for whatever reason you bought them. At this stage i think a SINGLE 7970 ghz edition has the edge between the two when you look at a wide variety of benchmarks, but as has been said no ambient occlusion, poor driver support, no physx put the 680 as a viable option if you can utillise its features.


    honestly it depends on the timing. when I bought my 7970 early Feb 2012, when my model first came out. while it's a great card and I love it, it was also the ONLY high end option at the time as Kepler's release date was somewhat uncertain and the 7970 obliterates the 580 (no one can argue there lol).

    later, when the 680 came out, they were definitively better for a bit, and when the 670 came out I was pushing that card on these forums like crazy for months (and would've sold my 7970 if I could've for a decent price lol). but then AMD improved their drivers and the whole field evened out. ever since AMD's big gaming bundles came out, I've been recommending the 7970s mainly because even if they perform slightly worse (which is highly arguable), they're effictively over $100 cheaper... and no one can argue with price
  23. redeemer said:
    It is considered that the 7970GHz is roughly 10-15% faster thant he GTX 680! Furthermore Matto17secs will has never and will never recommend an AMD part over Nvidia this is a known fact!

    I can't help but wonder why you haven't put your money where your mouth is so to speak, if you're convinced that the 7970's are so much better then why does your sig say that you have 680's?
  24. Mousemonkey said:
    I can't help but wonder why you haven't put your money where your mouth is so to speak, if you're convinced that the 7970's are so much better then why does your sig say that you have 680's?


    Because that's what he bought!!! Things change! When the 680 came out, it was the clear winner. But now things have completely changed in almost every aspect.


    I will freely admit that the 680 and then 670 were the clear choice for the middle portion of the year.
  25. When I bought my 680's, they were cheaper than the 580's and 7970's, but I bought them do improve my 3D Vision performance, which would leave me going with 670's had I done it now.

    If I was not using 3D Vision, and picking as of a couple months ago, I would probably have gone 7970's, but as of a couple days ago, I would go 670's still.

    If you aren't going to CF or SLI, then that leaves things a little more up in the air.

    You might want to read these, they have videos to explain what they are talking about better. I had not realized what I was seeing was microstuttering in the past with my 6950's, and even to a smaller extent, 680's, but now that I know what it is, and that it can be minimized, then you have to take that into account. Smoothness of frames is at least as important as FPS, if not more so.
    http://techreport.com/blog/24415/a
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-TITAN-Performance-Review-and-Frame-Rating-Update/Frame-Rat

    Consider your options. You'll likely be stuck with them for 1-3 years.
  26. Best answer
    redeemer said:
    It is considered that the 7970GHz is roughly 10-15% faster thant he GTX 680! Furthermore Matto17secs will has never and will never recommend an AMD part over Nvidia this is a known fact!

    Again, comments like the one above say a lot more about you than they do about me. So do you keep a score sheet or something on me, because you missed one:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/395944-33-best-graphics-card-money

    And sorry dude, it's more like 3%.
  27. sigh... time to port over something I posted on the other thread:

    I must stress that we're here on Tom's forums, specifically this and other threads to point useful information to the OP and HELP him/her make an informed decision. while doing this, we must always keep in mind a few things:

    1. it is their money, not ours. therefore the decision is ultimately theirs and not ours
    2. even if they decide on something that we disagree with, we should feel comfortable with it because we've presented the relevant information to them, they simply chose to interpret it differently than us.

    3. many of these people just want to pick a card. I've seen all to many posts where it is obvious that at the end of the day the OP don't know and could care less about small differences on max-fps, latencies, and SOME micro-stutter. ultimately they just want a card to play games on at whatever settings they're aiming for, that's the bottom line. and often enough, offerings from BOTH Nvidia and AMD will get the job done just fine.

    if anyone wants to argue over which camp is actually better, you guys all know I have my own opinions, and am happy to have an open debate in a dedicated thread of three

    at the end of the day, can't we just agree to disagree? if the OP feels like it, all or almost all relevant benchmarks have been posted here already. if the OP honestly doesn't give a ***, he/she can just count up votes or toss a coin. everyone here have made fair points here and there (in between highly biased/exaggerated comments to illustrate a point), and let's just leave it at that and move on
  28. vmem said:
    sigh... time to port over something I posted on the other thread:

    I must stress that we're here on Tom's forums, specifically this and other threads to point useful information to the OP and HELP him/her make an informed decision. while doing this, we must always keep in mind a few things:

    1. it is their money, not ours. therefore the decision is ultimately theirs and not ours
    2. even if they decide on something that we disagree with, we should feel comfortable with it because we've presented the relevant information to them, they simply chose to interpret it differently than us.

    3. many of these people just want to pick a card. I've seen all to many posts where it is obvious that at the end of the day the OP don't know and could care less about small differences on max-fps, latencies, and SOME micro-stutter. ultimately they just want a card to play games on at whatever settings they're aiming for, that's the bottom line. and often enough, offerings from BOTH Nvidia and AMD will get the job done just fine.

    if anyone wants to argue over which camp is actually better, you guys all know I have my own opinions, and am happy to have an open debate in a dedicated thread of three

    at the end of the day, can't we just agree to disagree? if the OP feels like it, all or almost all relevant benchmarks have been posted here already. if the OP honestly doesn't give a ***, he/she can just count up votes or toss a coin. everyone here have made fair points here and there (in between highly biased/exaggerated comments to illustrate a point), and let's just leave it at that and move on


    This thread needs to close. OP listen to this:

    The 670, 680, 7950, and 7970 are all very strong cards. However at this moment the 7950/7970 is simply head over heals, the best deal. There is a reason they are selling out constantly. Now someone will probably respond to me with some BS about non-existent latency or made up driver problems but the fact is neither company has serious problems with either.

    Good luck!
  29. CaptainTom said:
    This thread needs to close. OP listen to this:

    The 670, 680, 7950, and 7970 are all very strong cards. However at this moment the 7950/7970 is simply head over heals, the best deal. There is a reason they are selling out constantly. Now someone will probably respond to me with some BS about non-existent latency or made up driver problems but the fact is neither company has serious problems with either.

    Good luck!

    ill be the person to give you BS about the non-existant latency, but the bs just came out of your mouth because its not non-existant or there wouldnt be articles detailing it specifically. I wont go any further than this because its already been said but its YOUR bs that claims something doesn't exist when it has been documented clearly by multiple sites, and then you are so arrogant to say "op listen to this" like you are the only one that knows anything. i wont stand for BS and allow people to be mislead, just want the facts, so stop posting opinions and post facts.
  30. iam2thecrowe said:
    ill be the person to give you BS about the non-existant latency, but the bs just came out of your mouth because its not non-existant or there wouldnt be articles detailing it specifically. I wont go any further than this because its already been said but its YOUR bs that claims something doesn't exist when it has been documented clearly by multiple sites, and then you are so arrogant to say "op listen to this" like you are the only one that knows anything. i wont stand for BS and allow people to be mislead, just want the facts, so stop posting opinions and post facts.


    Who cares?Its some dumb new test that most dont care about.You want facts?Facts are this ive owned 3 7950's and 3 7970's and havent had an issue with any of them.Another fact the 13.2 beta fixed all this and now nvidia has a higher frame rate latency in newer titles.You clearly havent owned a 78 or 7900 series to even make a statement about them other then to bring up old news and since this news the latency issue has been fixed.
  31. Anonymous said:
    Who cares?Its some dumb new test that most dont care about.You want facts?Facts are this ive owned 3 7950's and 3 7970's and havent had an issue with any of them.Another fact the 13.2 beta fixed all this and now nvidia has a higher frame rate latency in newer titles.You clearly havent owned a 78 or 7900 series to even make a statement about them other then to bring up old news and since this news the latency issue has been fixed.


    Don't worry I'm sure Nvidia fanboys will invent a new test to make themselves feel better.
  32. Anonymous said:
    Who cares?Its some dumb new test that most dont care about.You want facts?Facts are this ive owned 3 7950's and 3 7970's and havent had an issue with any of them.Another fact the 13.2 beta fixed all this and now nvidia has a higher frame rate latency in newer titles.You clearly havent owned a 78 or 7900 series to even make a statement about them other then to bring up old news and since this news the latency issue has been fixed.


    I personally can see it. I have seen it in the past, but didn't realize that it was microstuttering as a result of my video cards. Take a look at this video, which should make it quite apparent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLcq6IQz-sM&feature=player_embedded

    Now that I know that what it is, I now know that I have seen this with my 6950's in the past. I even see it once in a while on the 680's.

    Now ask me, which side looks better (you have to watch one side at a time for a period of time. Watching both at once doesn't really show you anything).

    EDIT:
    Here, guess which card produced which side:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Md1Xpwq1X0&feature=player_embedded
    When they turn around corners, the stuttering is far more apparent. Also, if you go to the end of the video, there is a link with the result.
  33. I'm not going to speak benchmarks, I'm just going to give the OP some insight. I have a sapphire 7970, NON GHZ. It did NOT overclock very well, currently i'm sitting at my max of 1100 mhz core and 1600 mhz mem clock. Which considering I think it's not a great overclock is pretty good. I'm on 1 Monitor currently at 1080p, I'll be adding 2 more soon. BF3 runs at a min of around 88 fps (this is what I have seen, not taken a record of) and crysis 3, on multiplayer at max settings, runs normally over 60fps, but dips lower at times. On single player I get a steady 30+. I was always a fan of Nvidia, although never a constant avid builder or pc gamer. But I do not regret my decision to get rid of my 660ti in favor of the AMD as opposed to the 680 which I was considering. I believe (I dont benchmark to back this up) but if you are going with 1 monitor, Nvidia is probably a good, solid, stable choice (as long as your not trying to pinch pennies), but if you want to go multi, AMD is a must. Anyways, just my 2 cents, at the end of the day your looking at competing cards, so it comes down to situation/preference.
  34. oi... looks like this thread is still somewhat going strong lol.

    you guys realize that most OPs only care about having an enjoyable gaming experience right? fps, latency, micro-stutter etc etc. most people could care less about the benchmarks and statistics as long as they can game on the settings they find visually appealing and enjoy...
  35. vmem said:
    oi... looks like this thread is still somewhat going strong lol.

    you guys realize that most OPs only care about having an enjoyable gaming experience right? fps, latency, micro-stutter etc etc. most people could care less about the benchmarks and statistics as long as they can game on the settings they find visually appealing and enjoy...


    so basically your saying, it doesnt matter if he got a 680 or a 7970, it would be able to max out any game at 1080p no problems. I agree. I dont think you could be disappointed with either, i dont think either card suffers enough from any of the mentioned problems since they are both extremely high end cards. I think the only things to be considered in the end would be price, weather or not physx gpu acceleration of the 680 would be necesarry for the OP(maybe look at youtube videos for the difference between physx on and off), and the AMD card would be better for resolutions over 1080p and situations with 8xaa, and the new tomb raider if they want advanced hair, yeah yeah, although patched and driver updates may have fixed it, dont really care for tomb raider at all, more looking forward to Thief 4.
  36. between the two of them i would go for the gtx 680 in most benchmarks i have carried out is totally beats the 7970!
    they actually have a difference in FPS in most games!

    if you play at resolutions until 1920x1080 go for the gtx 680 but for higher resolutions or triple monitors the +1gbvram of the 7970 would be really helpfull!
  37. iam2thecrowe said:
    vmem said:
    oi... looks like this thread is still somewhat going strong lol.

    you guys realize that most OPs only care about having an enjoyable gaming experience right? fps, latency, micro-stutter etc etc. most people could care less about the benchmarks and statistics as long as they can game on the settings they find visually appealing and enjoy...


    so basically your saying, it doesnt matter if he got a 680 or a 7970, it would be able to max out any game at 1080p no problems. I agree. I dont think you could be disappointed with either, i dont think either card suffers enough from any of the mentioned problems since they are both extremely high end cards. I think the only things to be considered in the end would be price, weather or not physx gpu acceleration of the 680 would be necesarry for the OP(maybe look at youtube videos for the difference between physx on and off), and the AMD card would be better for resolutions over 1080p and situations with 8xaa, and the new tomb raider if they want advanced hair, yeah yeah, although patched and driver updates may have fixed it, dont really care for tomb raider at all, more looking forward to Thief 4.


    Yup, basically that's my point and I prefer to not get into technical details in these threads unless the OP specifically asks about them. glad we can find some common ground lol
  38. Gennaios said:
    between the two of them i would go for the gtx 680 in most benchmarks i have carried out is totally beats the 7970!
    they actually have a difference in FPS in most games!

    if you play at resolutions until 1920x1080 go for the gtx 680 but for higher resolutions or triple monitors the +1gbvram of the 7970 would be really helpfull!


    Thats funny because in about 75 reviews ive seen the 7970 wins everytime
  39. its funny but its not true!7970 wins the gtx 670 is many games(in some gtx 670 get better fps)cause the chipset!

    with the gtx 680 no man its different!i should not say it totally beats the 7970 beacause the 7970 is better in more games!
    it lacks other things!the gtx offers better quality of graphics which i consider more significant...!
  40. the performance of Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 is surely faster than N680 card. with more memory size, it is useful for BattleFiends or multiple monitor configuration. the AMD driver seems a headache to Skyrim gamers....It's still a decent card
  41. every card has its drawbacks!some amd drivers can cause some crashes in some games
    or for example GTX series graphics cards crash many times in Tomb Rider!
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