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If the OP thinks the GTX 680 is crap, he will find no joy with the 7970. I have owned 2- 7970's that would not clock over 1180, and a GTX 680 that is stable at 1250. The GTX 680 is the fastest.

Both of these cards are superb and trade blows on games and benchmarks.

Go 7970 or 680 and you are going to have almost the exact same experience in gaming.

Get the 7970 lightning for best overclocking ability, most lightning series cards are better on air, water, and extreme cooling due to better power delivery.

But even here, he will spend a lot more money for small differences.

He will have to go multiple cards or wait for the next series cards for noticeable differences.

Or he may be like myself, he likes to try new things! Even if the performance is not improved! thumb.gif
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post #32 of 42
*See's title, equips flame-suit.*

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post #33 of 42

Shame on you. Disrespected Nivida/680 & now want to move to my most hated company. 

 

Down with AMD/ATI sniper.gif


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 4/4/12 at 7:49pm
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post #34 of 42
I love my MSI it a ref, but factory OC, plus MSI's warrety is great, bounf by serial number. And you can fry it and get a RMA no qustions aske
post #35 of 42
Lol at the OP :banghead:

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post #36 of 42
Sell the GTX680 while you can keep the GTX580 and wait for non reference. Dont get HD 7970 for 550.
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post #37 of 42
You do realise this person most likely doesnt have the either card tongue.gif You can just tell by his title that it was intended to bate people into it.
post #38 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Electroneng View Post

If the OP thinks the GTX 680 is crap, he will find no joy with the 7970. I have owned 2- 7970's that would not clock over 1180, and a GTX 680 that is stable at 1250. The GTX 680 is the fastest.

Both of these cards are superb and trade blows on games and benchmarks.

Go 7970 or 680 and you are going to have almost the exact same experience in gaming.

Get the 7970 lightning for best overclocking ability, most lightning series cards are better on air, water, and extreme cooling due to better power delivery.

But even here, he will spend a lot more money for small differences.

He will have to go multiple cards or wait for the next series cards for noticeable differences.

Or he may be like myself, he likes to try new things! Even if the performance is not improved! thumb.gif
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Shame on you. Disrespected Nivida/680 & now want to move to my most hated company. 
Down with AMD/ATI sniper.gif
this is exactly the wrong kind of brand loving. AKA fanboyism
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post #39 of 42
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Hey everyone, I picked up a MSI Gtx 680, and basically its terrible for overclocking as you can't increase volts, and I only got 100mhz at best over stock ( putting me around 1100 mhz )
Great card, but even when watercooled, thats the max OC I can get vs quite a few 7970's that can hit much higher
Anyway, I was thinking of returning the card and picking up a 7970.
What is a good non reference 7970 card that is hopefully in the $550~ price range?
I also have a gtx 580 that I was going to sell, but I suppose I could just continue to use that until non reference 680s are out or can find a good 7970.

I don't really understand why you are hung up on the overclocking of it. Stock it completely destroys the 7970, in the neighborhood of 30% on new games like battlefield, and still comfortably ahead on other games like skyrim.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=508
You would need to overclock the 7970 just to get it on par with a stock 680. You need to compare performance not mhz.
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1100 is by far the lowest number I've heard yet on a 680. No disrespect intended, but it sounds like you're doing it wrong :/
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