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post #1 of 45
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So the computer shop in my country has the 7970 and the GTX 680. I want to buy 2 of either one.

Here are the options:

GTX 680

Reference Asus $999

Reference Gigabyte $999

HD 7970

Reference Sapphire $879

Gigabyte OC Windforce $899


Powercolor HD 7970 $869

What do you think I should get?

EDIT:

I picked the 7970s, but bought 3 cards instead LOL which was never my intention because a fellow OCN member sold me 3 for the price of 2 cards from NZ!
Edited by amvnz - 4/10/12 at 10:20pm
post #2 of 45
7970. Cheaper and not that much difference in games in terms of fps.
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post #3 of 45
Would've said GTX 680, but not with those prices. 7970
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post #4 of 45
i would say 7970
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post #5 of 45
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Did some research. Seems the 7970 has high chance of coil whine. That noise drives me crazy.
post #6 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by amvnz View Post

Did some research. Seems the 7970 has high chance of coil whine. That noise drives me crazy.

Never heard anything like that before.
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post #7 of 45
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Never heard anything like that before.

its really noticeable on the 7000 series from what i have been able to gather. I put a reference 7970 in a fiends build and the coil whine wasn't TOO bad but it was present.
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post #8 of 45
680's for folding domination.

But seriously, no wrong answer here no matter what the fanboys tell you. Both cards....mmmm the powah.
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I thought the coil whine would get me, but I barely notice it. My fans are probably louder than the whine.
    
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