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It's just funny because there is no appreciable difference between the 7970 and the 680 while gaming. Literally there is absolutely none. One will get you slightly higher frames in one game and one will get you slightly higher frames in another. I gurantee if I had two PC's one with a 7970 and one with a 680 and loaded up Metro (Runs better on AMD) on the 680 machine and BF3 (Runs better on Nvidia) on the 7970 machine not one person in this thread would be able to tell which machine each card belonged to. People need to stop and realize this before they go all crazy about one being better then the other in these threads.
False. The 680 will net you much better lower frames which is what is important. The 7970 is random on the frames and very unreliable.

Again there is virtually no difference between the two cards whether you want to admit it or not. I've used both pretty extensively at this point. I would know.
    
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Again there is virtually no difference between the two cards whether you want to admit it or not. I've used both pretty extensively at this point. I would know.

 

Funny how those who claim these "facts" are either basing it off third party reviews or bandwagoning off the experience of others (most of whom have no experience ever using a 7970). 

 

In BF3, the lowest framerate I saw was 62 fps everything maxed including AA at 1440p. I remember the GTX 680 also did quite well in BF3.  Very pleased thus far with both cards. 


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Funny how those who claim these "facts" are either basing it off third party reviews or bandwagoning off the experience of others (most of whom have no experience ever using a 7970). 

In BF3, the lowest framerate I saw was 62 fps everything maxed including AA at 1440p. I remember the GTX 680 also did quite well in BF3.  Very pleased thus far with both cards. 

+1 take it from us.... we have both used these cards and know the performance of both very well!
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1246996/my-experience-going-from-a-7970-to-a-680
Going to leave this here, could leave alot of other threads with people switching from a 7970 to a 680 and saying its night and day difference.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1246996/my-experience-going-from-a-7970-to-a-680
Going to leave this here, could leave alot of other threads with people switching from a 7970 to a 680 and saying its night and day difference.

 

To each his/her own. I personally have had little problems. AMD does have issues with their drivers. For most, it appears that AMD drivers work better with a single card. I have been for the most part a Nvidia guy,  in recent memory owning almost every 4XX, 5XX cards they have released.

 

I have owned a few AMD cards (4870x2 and 6990) and never had major issues with their drivers. 


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I wonder how many people switching to a 680 can really tell the difference, and how many are trying to justify their swap?

My time with the 7970 has been fairly issue free. The ONLY problem I had was Mass Effect 3 randomly crashing, but that stopped after the transition from 12.2 to 12.3. Other than that, I can't complain. No better and no worse than the kinds of problems I've run into on the previous nVidia cards I've had.

I think that those who plan to OC and/or need compute power should grab a 7970, and those who don't plan to OC and don't need/care about compute power should grab a 680 (when it's in stock). Most arguments that either card is better than the other come down to the person trying to defend their purchase, and rightfully so as these are expensive cards. The honest truth though is that they are both REALLY good. thumb.gif
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+1 take it from us.... we have both used these cards and know the performance of both very well!

 

      Speaking of which, you should post some benchmarks. I will too!

 

 
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Will do... Which ones you want??? Run CPU @ 4.5 GHZ for comparison
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Will do... Which ones you want??? Run CPU @ 4.5 GHZ for comparison
  1. 3dmark presets P and E
  2. Heaven 3.0 @ 1080p, Extreme tess, 8xAA and 16AF
  3. Metro using the 1080p presets: HERE
  4. Crysis 2 benchmark (I'm just about done installing it and have no idea what the benchmark tool is like) you can decide the settings.
  5. Shogun 2 @1080p, DX11

 

I don't have AvP or Arkham City. redface.gif

 

Go ahead and name a few more if you have some in mind.


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I also bought evga high airflow bracket and backplate. My load temperatures dropped down by 6 so it is usually around 61-62. It was around 80c when i was using my 7970 (xfx black edition)

God i love boost clock it is pretty much working for 1124mhz 24/7 without touching any voltage. I cant wait to see special designs. Msi Lightning 680 or Evga Classified 680 will be my next upgrade. Also it is so interesting. I want to share this info with other people who plays world of warcraft and other mmorpgs. When i was playing wow with my 7970 my fps was dropping down to 40 in crowded areas or in raids. Now it is 60 all the time and never drops down. Rift is also much better with this card it doesnt drop below 60 anymore. Playing Bf3 and Batman is much better experience on this. 680 is the best card for smooth gameplay for sure thumb.gif

Thanks again to people who helped me with their comments to change my card from 7970 to 680.
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