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Should i change my card ? 7970 => 680

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Hello everyone i had a lot of issues with amd drivers and i started to hate this card big time.. Is there anyone like me who switched from 7970 to 680. The pc shop that i bought my card gave me a chance to change my card and i got 5 days to decide. What should i do ?

I am using 7970 Lightning and if i say yes they will change it with Zotac 680 + i will get 75 dollars.

I cant really make my mind please help me to decide ! Thank you.
post #2 of 144
i say the 680... its a faster card and you get money back.. its a no brainer in my opinions. Also as you stated amd drivers can be dodgey
post #3 of 144
hmmmm, maybe if it was an evga card i would say do it. But, i think you should just stick with your lightning. Have you tested how well it overclocks yet?
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post #4 of 144
but then agian going from 3gb to 2gb of vram!!
post #5 of 144
7970 to 680 ? And you get $75? Hell yeah! Don't worry about ram unless you run surround. Most benchmarks prove that 2GB is just fine.

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post #6 of 144
680 hands down. You won't notice the loss of 1GB at 1080p or even 1200p.
post #7 of 144
If you get cash for the trade I wouldn't even have posted it here, just say yes.
Same performances + money = no brainer PLUS Nvidia drivers are better.
post #8 of 144
I was having a lot of issues with my crossfire 7970s and eyefinity, and I just did this very thing--just got my MSI gtx 680 yesterday. I am not going to tell you which way to go. But I will say this...

This is all I had to do to get my 680 working well:

I uninstalled AMD Cap and AMD Catalyst from Programs and Features
I rebooted and went into safe mode
I ran Driver Sweeper on the AMD drivers
shut down
I swapped the cards
I booted into windows, went to Nvidia's website, downloaded the drivers, and installed them.
I rebooted, arranged my monitors, and then tested for a few minutes with 3dmark 11 until I was confident the drivers were performing as they should
I then overclocked and gamed until 2AM without a single issue.

I am happy; my GF is happy because I am happy; and most importantly, my cats are happy because I am no longer throwing things.
Edited by svthomas - 4/11/12 at 9:44am
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post #9 of 144
I currently own the Zotac 680 and my experience has been great. I have never had a 7970, but I did own crossfired 6950's prior to the 680.

I can say that my system is far more stable with the Nvidia card. BF3 and Skyrim never crash, whereas crashes occurred regularly with crossfire. (I do get a RSOD when loading Gputool for some reason. Whatever.) I am running a stable everyday OC of +100/ +150 core memory. Games play smooth as hell, the card is super quiet even with a custom fan setting, and FPS stay locked at 60 even on Ultra.

I suggest you get the GTX 680.
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post #10 of 144
I run both...HD7970 @ home, GTX680 @ work.

Stay with the HD7970.
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