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but then agian going from 3gb to 2gb of vram!!

Which means absolutely nothing even in multiple monitors at extreme resolution the 2GB VRAM is beating the 3GB in reviews, trading blows back and forth.

http://m.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/25/geforce_gtx_680_3way_sli_radeon_7970_trifire_review/10

On single monitor the 1GB VRAM isnt doing anything in many gaming reviews from many different tech sites. Bottom line is the performance not 1GB on paper spec that doesnt do anything for it.

@OP - if your not enjoying your card it's sure is a lot of money and you have to be happy. If you were going to take a monetary loss and have said stick it out. In your case getting money back.

Performance wise very comparable. No loss there.

Both can have driver issues. Nvidia just has a better track record and addresses issues with faster response on average in my own opinion. After a long line of ATI cards. Ask someone else and that mileage will vary though. You have to base it off your own particular experience.
     
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This is how: 30 day return window + buying it before the price drop
Want to know the interesting part, I didn't even need to explain my return past the part where I said the drivers suck. They just refunded the full paid price (no restock), and here's the kicker, they even refunded the overnight shipping costs I paid. I didn't need to request any of that. No questions asked. Wish I would have done this with my other 7970 while it was still in that 30 day window.

I was able to do the same thumb.gif getting 680 + extra money is so cool hehe
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Which means absolutely nothing even in multiple monitors at extreme resolution the 2GB VRAM is beating the 3GB in reviews, trading blows back and forth.
http://m.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/25/geforce_gtx_680_3way_sli_radeon_7970_trifire_review/10
On single monitor the 1GB VRAM isnt doing anything in many gaming reviews from many different tech sites. Bottom line is the performance not 1GB on paper spec that doesnt do anything for it.
@OP - if your not enjoying your card it's sure is a lot of money and you have to be happy. If you were going to take a monetary loss and have said stick it out. In your case getting money back.
Performance wise very comparable. No loss there.
Both can have driver issues. Nvidia just has a better track record and addresses issues with faster response on average in my own opinion. After a long line of ATI cards. Ask someone else and that mileage will vary though. You have to base it off your own particular experience.

That's not true. In fact that article specifically states they didn't use 4XMSAA at high resolutions because of the VRAm issue. 2gb will bottleneck you at eyefinity resolution in a couple games using MSAA. Especially if you are using 1440p+ displays.

At any rate however he's certainly correct about the driver thing. Nvidia tends to have better drivers but they are not perfect. I'm actually getting flickering in some games with their latest beta drivers but most of the time nvidia drivers are more stable w/o a doubt. Some people will even tell you they've had better luck with AMD drivers but I think overall it's pretty clear who has the edge there. I'd be really happy with nvidia drivers if they only had better support for forced AA like ATI does. Luckily inspector solves most of those problems.
    
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I've been running crossfire sapphire 7970's from days after launch on both an x48 with a qx9650 and now a 4.8 i2700k. Silver stone 1500w ps. Feeding 1 and now 2 HP 30 inch 25x16 monitors. Alternate frame rendering in some games is very poorly executed (specifically MOH, I hope the new MOH does better). Newer games like BF3, (64 player chaos maps like Rush) MW3mp, crysis2, ME1-3, all stay above way above 60 fps with max n00b OC thru ccc 1125/1575. With a single 30 monitor, fps is always >70 and in the 100's MOTT. Frankly, switching from the oc9650 to oc2700 was more noticeable.

Switch to 680s? *** for? In a year the 7970 and 680 will be yesterday's news.
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