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Poll Results: AMD 7970 of GTX 680, Who is King?

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
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    GTX 680
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post #521 of 679
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post

Exactly, that's my whole point, tell that to the OP. wink.gif
He's the one that keeps going on and on about the 680 clocked "20% faster" than the 7970, etc.
I won't point to the other gazillion times he keeps saying this.

Fail. Kelper is, i have to admit, better, but they are so close that I would consider both of them when given a choise
post #522 of 679
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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post

Shame the 680s overclocking is a bit limited, hands down I think as far as being able to overclock that victory goes to the 7970 for being the simpler of the two.

Sure the world record is in the GTX 680s hands but that required fraken-cards to be made.

You can get a 45+% overclock on 7970s on the good ones and about 30% (1200 MHz) on most others.  That's a victory I think that matters to most enthusiasts.  After all, the most impressive thing to the 580 was not only being powerful, but it had a lot of headroom to OC.

This is the main reason I went with 7970 Lightnings over 680's (that and I hate to buy any reference card)...

I guess you could say I'm an MSI Lightning fanboy rather than any particular GPU... redface.gif
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 3/26/12 at 9:34pm
post #523 of 679
I hope you can get them over 1260mhz because if not a stock 680 is faster and 100 dollars cheaper. http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg6/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-battlefield-3.html
HardOp couldn't get their lightnings to be stable past 1200mhz.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/20/msi_r7970_lightning_video_card_review/3
That review alone made me decide on 680's over the lightnings.
 
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post #524 of 679
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I hope you can get them over 1260mhz because if not a stock 680 is faster and 100 dollars cheaper. http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg6/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-battlefield-3.html
HardOp couldn't get their lightnings to be stable past 1200mhz.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/20/msi_r7970_lightning_video_card_review/3
That review alone made me decide on 680's over the lightnings.

If you would have read the review, you would have noticed that they also don't adjust voltage at all for that 1200MHz. The Lightning should easily do 1250-1300MHz, maybe even more.
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post #525 of 679
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Originally Posted by rcfc89 View Post

I hope you can get them over 1260mhz because if not a stock 680 is faster and 100 dollars cheaper. http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg6/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-battlefield-3.html
HardOp couldn't get their lightnings to be stable past 1200mhz.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/20/msi_r7970_lightning_video_card_review/3
That review alone made me decide on 680's over the lightnings.

I'm not too worried about it. By the results of the 7970 Club and the Battle Royale thread it seems as though the 7970's OC better than the 680's, plus the locked down voltage control really pissed me off. Either way, I'll be happy with my 7970's at least until the 680 Lightning drops, then we shall see...

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If you would have read the review, you would have noticed that they also don't adjust voltage at all for that 1200MHz. The Lightning should easily do 1250-1300MHz, maybe even more.

My thoughts exactly..
post #526 of 679
They were only able to increase the memory voltage. Core voltage increases caused instant crashing. They would have done it and tested it if they could have. Either way just a mild overclock on the 680 would eat the lightning up even at 1300mhz. Find me 5 people getting over 1300mhz and being stable with their lightnings.
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post #527 of 679
I really don't care at all about the reviews to be honest. I've been checking out the 680 CLub here on OCN and there are a lot of aggravated guys over there...
post #528 of 679
I know if it wasn't for the bf3 performance and the price, the HD 7970 would be my clear choice.
 
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I'm betting I can get BF3 up over 120fps on Ultra with my new 7970's considering I already go over 100fps with my 580's...
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Intresting! The 7970 @ 1335 mhz is 45% higher clocks, while the gk110 claims to be 50% better than the gtx 680. These still seem very close, and it will ultimatley come down to overcklockability.
Given the GTX 690 is 2 x GK 104 (2 x gtx 680), and the 7990 is 2 x 7970, i bet ASUS will create a dual GK 110 card for their MARS III ROG collection, and will have this exclusivley.

I'm not sure what you're saying, can you please clarify? You're saying a 7970 with a 45% over clock will match a GK110 which is 50% faster than a GK104. You do realize the GK110 will over clock as well right and will still be slower than a stock GK110 by a significant margin if the 50% claims are true.
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