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Hi guys,

so I just sold my old hardware. 1090T, ASUS Crosshair IV Formula, 5970 and 5870. I bought 3930K and ASUS Rampage IV Extreme. The only thing left is buying a graphic card.

so my question is, should I buy the 7970 or wait for the 680? and when will the 680 be coming out?

thanks
    
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post #2 of 52
680 will be evidently be paper launched on the 22nd. When will you get one? Could be weeks to a month after that.

Based on leaks of +/- 10% of a 7970, i definitely say get a 7970 now.
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Waiting for new hardware to come out is just dumb as new stuff are coming out all the time.
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eh, waiting is generally not worth it, but it's coming out in 9 days. I'd just wait and see how it is
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IMO not worth waiting seeing as the gtx 680 is only a midrange kepler card (i.e. gk104), so it will perform like the 7970, probably not much better or worse.

So you might as well buy a 7970 now if you are set on buying a gtx 680 or 7970.
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Just get a 7970. Im going to get one in my to be rig!
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Originally Posted by Kavster12 View Post

Just get a 7970. Im going to get one in my to be rig!

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Waiting for new hardware to come out is just dumb as new stuff are coming out all the time.

if it's just around the corner then might as well just wait for it.
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As others have already stated waiting for hardware is silly because there will always be something new just a few months away. So unless you favor 1 color above another i would get the one available now. We don't know when the GTX680 will be available and its looking like it will be on par or just 10% better then the HD7970 which it makes up in its OC capabilities.
    
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Hi guys,
so I just sold my old hardware. 1090T, ASUS Crosshair IV Formula, 5970 and 5870. I bought 3930K and ASUS Rampage IV Extreme. The only thing left is buying a graphic card.
so my question is, should I buy the 7970 or wait for the 680? and when will the 680 be coming out?
thanks

Well you've had Ati/AMD cards this past time, maybe just stick with a 7970. It is a beast of a card anyways.

I would wait personally though since Kepler is this close. Might aswell make an informed decision when it's released.
    
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