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The 7970 and the 680 are like the same card. Can't go wrong with either. I'd get whatever is cheaper. 680 will be faster at stock by a small amount and 7970 will be faster by a small amount once OC'd.
    
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The 7970 and the 680 are like the same card. Can't go wrong with either. I'd get whatever is cheaper. 680 will be faster at stock by a small amount and 7970 will be faster by a small amount once OC'd.

I agree 100%. When I first saw the GTX 680 results I was amazed and I lost some respect for the new 7000 series....Until I saw and experienced how well the 7950/7970's overclock! With a good heatsink these cards will push a 50% overclock. That is what i'm talkin bout! thumb.gif
    
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My 7970 comes tomorrow biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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I am in almost the exact same boat as OP. I only have one 6950 as of right now (sold the other) and its overclocked and unlocked to 6970 specs. But its not enough for eyefinity. I'm kinda sick of AMD and I would like to go green this time but AMD is kinda making it hard to resist with three free games and a lower price. So what should I get? I kinda don't want to wait for 680s to come in but I like the idea of having an nvidia card better. I'd like to try something new. I don't plan on changing the heatsink but I would overclock it a slight bit. So what should I go for?

BTW as you can see my my rig title I have a blue theme going on so I'd like a card without red on it haha.
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A Sappahire Dual-X or a GTX 680 Jetstream would be nice. Jetream has the best out of the box OC for gtx680 and has a blue led fan.
As for the Dual X AFAIK it has a blue pcb and a black cooler.
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Outdated? Those are two weeks old. 12.3 Beta AMD drivers. March 22. So they were as good as 12.2 drivers at the very least. Might want to read the source before speaking. LOL.

12.6 beta are out since 2 weeks already, and we got 2 other updates since then already.

He was right. You're wrong. And what you said does apply to you also: ''Might want to read before speaking. LOL''...

I get great results with june 9 12.6 beta. Like alot of other users. Eyefinity is working great at 7680X1600 for me, with great fps in every games. 12.6 are a BIG improvement for AMD cards.

The OP is asking about Eyefinity 3X. And 12.6 are MAJOR drivers for those. So please, stop with the 12.2/12.3 ''facts''.
    
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12.6 beta are out since 2 weeks already, and we got 2 other updates since then already.
He was right. You're wrong. And what you said does apply to you also: ''Might want to read before speaking. LOL''...
I get great results with june 9 12.6 beta. Like alot of other users. Eyefinity is working great at 7680X1600 for me, with great fps in every games. 12.6 are a BIG improvement for AMD cards.
The OP is asking about Eyefinity 3X. And 12.6 are MAJOR drivers for those. So please, stop with the 12.2/12.3 ''facts''.
This thread is from a month and a half ago.
post #48 of 49
I will say that if you are looking at it from a vram standpoint there is NOT ONE piece of evidence that shows that 2gb of vram isn't enough. At least I haven't seen one.

Sure some games could cache more than 2gb, but that in no way means more than 2gb is needed. I feel that once more than 2gb is actually needed, the actual horsepower of the gtx 680 won't be enough anyway (my opinion of course).

However, at higher resolutions the smaller memory interface could possibly become an issue at higher resolutions.
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I know this thread is old but I got a gtx670 and it pushes three screens great. I don't know why people would even want two, I'm extremely satisfied with one card.
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