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

 
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    AMD 7970
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    GTX 680
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post #571 of 679
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Issues I've got:
1. System waking to black screen after long idle
2. Crashes to desktop (BF3, Metro 2033)
I'll be doing a clean re-install soon to see if the issues resolve themselves (got a new HyperX SSD 240GB) and see if things resolve themselves. I wish I was as lucky as you are, I don't hate the 7970, I love it's performance, but the issues get annoying after a while.

I totally believe you just saying I haven't experienced those issues. BF3 was as I said a bit funky for me on the release drivers but it has since cleared up. GL getting everything fixed. I wish there was some advice I could inpart on other 7970 owners but it really does seem like some people's systems just don't like AMD drivers for whatever reason.
    
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The 7970 catches up to the 680 overclocked in BF3. The only way you can make that statement is if you ignore every BF3 benchmark ever made.

If I have to post that BF3 graph again I'm gonna shoot myself. mad.gif (search for my 2-3 prior posts about it)

At 1920x1080 the 680 totally dominates the 7970 in BF3, especially min FPS. At this res the stock 680 beats the OC'd 7970.

At 2560x1600 it's a little closer but the 680 still wins. Again min FPS is much better.

The 680 is THE card to have for BF3, period.
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If I have to post that BF3 graph again I'm gonna shoot myself. mad.gif (search for my 2-3 prior posts about it)
At 1920x1080 the 680 totally dominates the 7970 in BF3, especially min FPS. At this res the stock 680 beats the OC'd 7970.
At 2560x1600 it's a little closer but the 680 still wins. Again min FPS is much better.
The 680 is THE card to have for BF3, period.

You said the 580 not the 680. As far as the 680 vs 7970 goes you can have your 4 extra FPS. Not really all that worried about it. And don't worry I have the benchmarks.

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You said the 580 not the 680. As far as the 680 vs 7970 goes you can have your 4 extra FPS. Not really all that worried about it. And don't worry I have the benchmarks. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You should really look at those graphs more carefully. You get an 4fps average increase, but the when you get huge dips in fps (low min fps) is when you really start to see fps lag. That graph shows an OC 7970's min fps lower than the GTX 680 @ stock.

But seriously a card that is basically equal to the 7970 at 85% of the cost, it's a no brainer which one to get. doh.gif

The cards trade blows, it all depends on the game.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg1/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-introduction.html
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You said the 580 not the 680. As far as the 680 vs 7970 goes you can have your 4 extra FPS. Not really all that worried about it. And don't worry I have the benchmarks. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You should really look at those graphs more carefully. You get an 4fps average increase, but the when you get huge dips in fps (low min fps) is when you really start to see fps lag. That graph shows an OC 7970's min fps lower than the GTX 680 @ stock.

But seriously a card that is basically equal to the 7970 at 85% of the cost, it's a no brainer which one to get. doh.gif

The cards trade blows, it all depends on the game.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg1/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-introduction.html

You do realize that the GTX680 isn't 85% of the cost right now, right? doh.gif

The only ones I can even FIND in stock are $600+.
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You should really look at those graphs more carefully. You get an 4fps average increase, but the when you get huge dips in fps (low min fps) is when you really start to see fps lag. That graph shows an OC 7970's min fps lower than the GTX 680 @ stock.
But seriously a card that is basically equal to the 7970 at 85% of the cost, it's a no brainer which one to get. doh.gif
The cards trade blows, it all depends on the game.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg1/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-introduction.html

Yeah I totally agree it depends on the games.

Considering both cards min FPS is above 60 though does any of this really matter? I mean if my min FPS is higher then my refresh rate what huge fps lag am I seeing? Please enlighten me.
    
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You do realize that the GTX680 isn't 85% of the cost right now, right? doh.gif
The only ones I can even FIND in stock are $600+.

Come on bro, NE is OOS, and they retail for $499.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gtx+680&x=0&y=0

Don't quote the retailers who are price gouging ATM due to demand, plenty of people picked them up for $499, and they will again when they're back in stock.

The 680's retail price is 10% less than 7970's.

7970's remain at $549+, and PLENTY are in stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006521&isNodeId=1&Description=amd+7970&x=0&y=0
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You do realize that the GTX680 isn't 85% of the cost right now, right? doh.gif
The only ones I can even FIND in stock are $600+.

Come on bro, NE is OOS, and they retail for $499.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gtx+680&x=0&y=0

Don't quote the retailers who are price gouging ATM due to demand, plenty of people picked them up for $499, and they will again when they're back in stock.

The 680's retail price is 10% less than 7970's.

7970's remain at $549+, and PLENTY are in stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006521&isNodeId=1&Description=amd+7970&x=0&y=0

The ones that DO have stock....are just that. They actually HAVE stock. If you were to buy one TODAY, the GTX680 is $50 more....TODAY.

Note how in my original post...I said the words "RIGHT NOW"?
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You do realize that the GTX680 isn't 85% of the cost right now, right? doh.gif
The only ones I can even FIND in stock are $600+.

uhmmm just bought mine today from newegg for $500? It actually is not impossible to get one for that price. you just have to wait till they come back in stock. Sites have been allowing you to purchase a few at a time every day so far. thumb.gif
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The ones that DO have stock....are just that. They actually HAVE stock. If you were to buy one TODAY, the GTX680 is $50 more....TODAY.
Note how in my original post...I said the words "RIGHT NOW"?
bought one today, EVGA for $500 doh.gif
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You do realize that the GTX680 isn't 85% of the cost right now, right? doh.gif
The only ones I can even FIND in stock are $600+.

uhmmm just bought mine today from newegg for $500? It actually is not impossible to get one for that price. you just have to wait till they come back in stock. Sites have been allowing you to purchase a few at a time every day so far. thumb.gif
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The ones that DO have stock....are just that. They actually HAVE stock. If you were to buy one TODAY, the GTX680 is $50 more....TODAY.
Note how in my original post...I said the words "RIGHT NOW"?
bought one today, EVGA for $500 doh.gif

Well you must've gotten lucky, because they're out of stock now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20600%20series
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Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
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60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
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Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
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NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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