Originally Posted by WiL11o6
Nice charts DimmyK, much easier to read than some official review/benchmarking sites.
I too have 2x 7970 strictly because they were available during my BF3 computer build and Kepler was nowhere to be seen or I would have gotten 2x 680s. These 7970s are powerful but are loud as heck but it would be more of a side grade, but I would lose a lot of monies in the process. I'd have to wait on the rumors of the "real" Kepler later this year to see how that compares to the 680 before I upgrade for no real reason because CF7970 would last me years.
Thanks, I was aiming for simplicity and usability rather than fancy shmancy curves and stuff.
The odd thing I found with 7970 noise is that it would be pretty quiet up to 45% fan, and then BAM - suddenly a hairdryer. There was no gradual increase you would expect, it was like quiet, little louder, little louder, oh my god my ears are bleeding type of curve. 680 it that respect is simply awesome. You can hear it pushing air, but it's quieter @ 75% fan than 7970 @ 50% fan. Amazing.