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Don't settle for 2GB vram. I made that mistake and don't make it yours. tongue.gif

2gb isn't enough for surround?
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680 or enjoy horrible drivers and stuttering in skyrim and bf3.

should know what your talking about before you post, i have never gotten any problems with crossfire in any game.
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680 or enjoy horrible drivers and stuttering in skyrim and bf3.

Drivers are definitely not 100% stable, Ive never had problems with the above games though.
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680 or enjoy horrible drivers and stuttering in skyrim and bf3.

haha. I can't even deny amd's terrible drivers. tongue.gif As far as my experience goes.... Dirt 3, Deus Ex: HR, Hawx 2 don't stutter at all, but battlefield 3 and skyrim hit 2gb all the time. I turned BF3 down to medium and now I get consistent frames. As an example I can run ultra everything with msaa off and i push 40 fps but I get stutter. With medium I push 45-50fps and I stutter occasionally....
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tanks for the review,
I would apreciate the vids of the games with the different cards.

The numbers don't tell microstuttering, sometime 70fps isn't enough, cos isf for a half of a second you drop down to 30 playing onlne your' dead.

And also it would be nice if you overclock the cards for testing, I will buy 2 cards, spending more than 1000$ euro, and will of course overclock them. So if the 7970 gains 25% with overclocking and the 680 gains 10% there is a difference smile.gif
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The 680's SLI driver as of now is horrible. Not sure if you can compare them yet..
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I'm not sure if you meant the 7970 because it has known troubles in Crossfire right now with 7970's.

For the first GTX 680 driver release there aren't really any issues of game crashing or lock ups with those in SLI Surround or single GPU over in the GTX 680 club.

You might be confusing the only hurdle we are really jumping, is how to over clock ATM with dynamic over clocking. Not sure if it's driver related or not. I'm hoping so because if a driver update can fix over clocking improvements I'm all for that. I'm confident Nvidia will be releasing drivers that will address this. They've had stellar driver support for the last 18 months I've been using Nvidia.

It's got a lot of the same issues the 7970 with over clocking both being new 28nm fabrication. Sensitive to heat. Voltage doesn't seem work. Even though we are voltage capped at using higher voltage doesn't solve the issues. Fine line between higher fan speeds running to achieve higher OC.

Difference is the fan sound on the GTX 680 is quite compared to the 7970, those who switched over have confirmed this. The other difference is we have to figure out how to over clock with 'dynamic over clocking' going on behind the scenes. We just started tweaking our over clocks and all are in learning mode ATM. I call it the new overclock curve.

As for the OP's question here are some benchmarks: Immature GTX 680 drivers compared to two and a half months worth of drivers for the 7970.

5760x1200

HardOCP

369
368
368
368

Nvidia Surround Hardware Improvements - by HardwareCanuks

2560x1600

331
332
328
330

I'm not sure how, but the 1GB extra VRAM isn't helping the 7970 in these above high resolution multiple monitor set ups. One would think it would effect it but even in VRAM hungry games it's not.

GTX 680 is doing better with DX11 games and AMD 7970 is edging out in DX9 & 10 games. Over clocking to extreme benchmarks AMD 7970 will lead. Again GTX 680 just came out last week we're on the learning curve but even if it doesn't in extreme over clocks how many of us actually play extreme 24/7 over clocks?

A lot of different features on the GTX 680. Might want to take into consideration. Amazing new graphics in the works with Kepler.

Nvidia A New Dawn. (Can you imagine BF4 come out with this intensity?)

Anyway I digress. Both cards are very comparable. Right now with both current cards there is no loser on either side. Great time to make a choice. Each have some quirks as no card is perfect. I've presented the 680 pro side IMO.

In a couple months it's rumored the GTX 680 4GB card is due out. Then this won't even be a debate whether VRAM is a limitation or not even though above benches don't show it is. In all honesty I'm pretty sure between 3GB and 4GB it won't either.

Also version of six phase power 8+6 pin connector as well as eight phase 8+6 pin connector GPU's being released for that over clocking edge if you should go the extreme route.

Good luck dude. thumb.gif
     
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http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/37209-geforce-gtx-680-vs-radeon-hd-7970-clocks/?page=6

Just get the 680 In every single game benched there its atleast 8 fps higher some times 10, and seems to be cheaper. Apparntly lower power consumption and amazing reference fan designs.
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should know what your talking about before you post, i have never gotten any problems with crossfire in any game.

^^^^^^^ What he said.

If you don't overclock go with the 680, but if your overclocking go with the 7970. Huge thread on here about the 680 being a pain to overclock. Lots of people are having hard times running at 1150 or higher. Of the two 7970's i have worked with both were able to get to 1225 with minimal effort. A 7970 at 1225 will beat a 680 at 1150. At the same time i am sure the overclock issues will get fixed and the 680 is 50 bucks cheaper.

I want a 680 to play with. sad-smiley-002.gif
    
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Personally, I recommend GTX 680. Not just because it performs better but because it runs quieter and cooler. Add to the fact that you have PhysX support and nvidia usually have better drivers.
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