Originally Posted by 2advanced
To me, what matters most is the "seat of the pants" feel. I would much rather have something that performs well in the real world than something that performs well on paper, and not as expected in real life. Wouldn't you? Thats why I buy AMD. On paper, it is miles behind, yet in real life, most of us wont be able to tell the difference.
I get you. I feel the same.
If I were on the market for a single-GPU card and if AMD had to offer a GPU that could compete with nVIDIA, I would pick AMD for sure. I do like (ATI) AMD cards. But, if a single GPU card doesn't quite deliver the kind of performance I wanted, and if a dual-GPU was the only option I had, I wouldn't get an AMD setup. Not at this time, at least.
Like this thread. The OP asked about 780 or 7950cf. If a dual-GPU is the only setup that delivers the performance desired, 2 HD7950 is an option. Not the best option, but an option, nevertheless. And the shear power of the cards could very well mask the latency issues (that remains to be proven).
However, the OP is forgetting other options out there, like 2 670s. Sli isn't perfect but, is smoother than CF...
The real question here is if the OP really needs the 2 HD7950 CF performance or if the GTX780 meets the requirements. If that's the case, the GTX 780 is the best option of them all, imo. Great performance, the same 3GB RAM, no latency issues, less heat, less power consumption, better driver support for games at launch, you name it. (WOW I just sold myself a GTX 780