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Even an oced 7970 can't beat a 680, just get the 680!
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You may have high constant frame rates but you will still experience stutter...
    
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i dont like surround when i used it. i would love to get eyefinity 2.0 because of the having the start bar still just in the middle. i hate when its spread across 60 inches of screen....

i think eyefinity beats surround hands down.

i havent messed with amd crossfire and drivers yet, it has me fairly concered. but im planning on getting the 6gb versions of the 7970's, i dont know if i will get the 4gb 680's or not....


as you can see, im at a loss also tongue.gif
    
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i dont like surround when i used it. i would love to get eyefinity 2.0 because of the having the start bar still just in the middle. i hate when its spread across 60 inches of screen....
i think eyefinity beats surround hands down.
i havent messed with amd crossfire and drivers yet, it has me fairly concered. but im planning on getting the 6gb versions of the 7970's, i dont know if i will get the 4gb 680's or not....
as you can see, im at a loss also tongue.gif

Beginning with GTX680 (and driver GeForce 301.10), the taskbar is now, by default, confined to the central monitor.thumb.gif Of course, you can disable this feature and it will span across all three monitors.

Reference:-
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1887/1/
post #25 of 49
Sapphire 7970 bought on release day 5760 1080 not one problem with rc11 driver. Oced 1150\1685
I reinstalled os today and installed 12.3 and the driver is amazing!!! My oc is now stable at 1190/1720!!! This driver hugely increases bf3 performance.
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I just finished playing on friends 680 surround oced. He is pissed. My 7970 destroys his 680 most 7970 users have better performance now with bf3 update and better drivers

If you want higher frames and smoother performance get a 7970
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You may have high constant frame rates but you will still experience stutter...

I never have stutter all my friends that have a 8970 say they never ever stutter
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my 7970 performs better @ bf3 with the latest drivers than any benchmarks i can find. by my numbers, it is out performing the 680....
not saying it's a better card, but you are always going to have driver issues with nvidia or ati.... don't listen to the fanboyism.... i've had the same type of issues with my nvidia cards as I have had with previous and present ati cards... there is never going to be a perfect solution or a "best" answer... top tier cards usually perform very close to each other. I would probably buy the 680 though because It's cheaper and I am a tight wad(unfortunately for me I couldn't find one). They swap blows - mostly driver related. But, as far as in specs go.... The ati is "paper" classified with more HorsePower.... I work a lot with CAD and judging by other fellow workers who do have the 680. My card is about 20-25% faster tongue.gif
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Both cards will trade blows even when overclocked. For the most part, a GTX 680 will have the better min FPS, and both cards will have similar average FPS. Normally, a person will only notice low FPS when the FPS drops dramatically from the current FPS. so you want to have better min FPS over having a better max fps. This way the fps drop that happens when something amazing will not be as dramatic.
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St-t-t-turererering =p 7970 have much lower minimum fram rates which is where it counts, and several games the 680 has better maximum as well as minimum.
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So the7970 has no stutter and all the benches are obsolete with the new drivers and enhanced overclocking. Pulling the 7970 ahead. A heavy oced 7970 destroys the 680. That's just math. 1280/1850 oc against a oced 680(which is not a good ocer) does not have as much power
If you like bf3 then the 7970 is a better choice if you like skyrim then the 680 is your choice. I know I will be playing bf3 for at least a year but I highly doubt I will be playing skyrim that long.

All in all I would wait for the new sapphire 7980 or whatever they are calling it. It should be out within a couple of months. That card will have some serious horse power. It will be expensive thou
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