Originally Posted by Projector
*** hypocrtical?! I didnt say amd was bad I'm getting a 7970 lmao. Im saying that you are defending the 7970 and praising it in 680 threads then making threads on the side with terrible driver performance and bf3 performance and jumping ship so if anyone here is a hyprocrite its you.
Loyalist?! you are the one acting like it EVERY single 680 thread you are in saying "OH WELL MAX OC 7970>LIFE" .
Oh and its amazing once again I didnt put the 7970 down but there you are 3 paragraths on information defending it to someone you don't even know like my opinion on your purchase matters.
I dont know its so weird its like in society when the smallest person in a group has to be the loudest and prove themselves its the same with you 7970 owners you are in every thread trying to prove yourself to people that dont care, I hope i dont get like that when i get my 7970
Do you not pay any attention to the text in threads and just rant aimlessly without any foundation or meaning?
I've already said 3+ times to you that the issues I was having with Battlefield 3 were because I was running THREE 7970s on a P67 chipset with a 2500k that wasn't providing enough power to keep my GPUs fed. As in, the GPUs were only @ 70% utilization, as opposed to 99% utilization when I switched to my current X79 rig with my 3930k. Perhaps you should've read the damn thread instead of rambling nonsense that doesn't pertain to anything.
I've also already told you that I also own a GTX 680 as well as my 3 7970s and will have TWO rigs with either of them in each, so obviously I'm not a fanboy of either. I just know the FACTS, and when I've personally tested the 680 OC'd vs my 7970 OC'd, the 7970 won... PERIOD. I tested using the same system, and using several games and synthetic benches. The only one where the 680 pulled ahead was 3dmark11, that's it. Perhaps in more Nvidia centric titles the story would be different, but not in Battlefield 3, Metro 2033, or Bad company 2.
The 680 is a great card that runs cool and has its own applications, but there is a reason the 7970 is more expensive and an all around larger 28nm, more power hungry card. That is the compute performance...
The compute performance of the 7970 absolutely blows away the 680, hell... the 580 beats the 680 in compute, lol.
Why do I care about compute? Because I also like to bitcoin mine in my spare time, and 3 7970s are a monster in BTC mining.
Another thing is that clock for clock, the 7970 is simply quicker in games/etc, not to mention the max OC potential (mhz wise) is lower on the 680. I have a very nice 680 (OC wise), and I was barely able to attain a +185mhz OC that was BF3 stable, and still crashed in Unigine, which didn't matter to me. The OC is nice, and helps alot, but as I and many other have noticed, the performance isn't stable or consistent when overclocking. Sometimes you'll score 200 points different in 3dmark11 on the same OC.