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CF 7870's once the price goes down a bit thumb.gif
    
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In my opinion, go with the 680. Not because it's performance compared to the 7970 but the performance per watt and per dollar. Go with the 680 and spend the saved cash on some RAM or something. thumb.gif
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In my opinion, go with the 680. Not because it's performance compared to the 7970 but the performance per watt and per dollar. Go with the 680 and spend the saved cash on some RAM or something. thumb.gif

Totally agreed. And if you want to guarantee no bottle necking, oc your CPU, oc your ram so they don't hold back the 680. And down the road, go sli on those 680.
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This is Galaxy GTX 680 Single-slot. I fell in love with it smile.gif
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I'm leaning toward either the 680 or the 7870 at the moment. I'm just hoping for a price cut.

At $499 for a GPU it better be fast and very capable of handling any game I play at max settings. Just want to have a decent card for me rig. thumb.gif
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I'm about to pull the trigger on this GPU. SAPPHIRE 11199-03-20G Radeon HD 7870!! It's very affordable and way under my budget. I just can't see myself spending $500 for the 680!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983
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Stop me please. This is driving me nuts. I want to upgrade my GPU and I'm stuck. The good news is the 7870's are in stock. The 680's are out of stock at most sites I've been too. This sucks! Lol!
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Get a 7870 and call it the day smile.gif
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Stop me please. This is driving me nuts. I want to upgrade my GPU and I'm stuck. The good news is the 7870's are in stock. The 680's are out of stock at most sites I've been too. This sucks! Lol!

680s prolly won't be in stock for at least a week. And even when dealers get em in they fly off the shelves fast.
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It's not that hard to decide. Look at benchmarks and see if the FPS are high enough for your taste. Some advantages other than FPS are:

+ Nvidia : Physx
+ Nvidia : CUDA
+ Nvidia : Better driver support

+ AMD : Eyefinity off a single card.

You could also wait for GK110 to come out.

Also, do you really need to upgrade? Are you really willing to pay $400 to see a 50% increase in the amount of times a piece of electronics refreshes on a limited amount of pixels? Why is it so important to spend that money on something that does nothing, when you could spend it on something that could help people in the world?

Just something to think about biggrin.gif
    
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