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so effectively after selling the games on fleabay it's around 350 for another 7970? wheee.gif
talks to self: must wait for the gk110.. must wait. no need to crossfire now tongue.gif

I am so in this same boat... I keep trying to justify the purchase of a second but... MY MIND IS TELLING ME NO! BUT MY BODY IS TELLIN ME YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS!!!
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Another eight or so months until we get Sea Islands says the latest rumors.

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Ugh....cant decide what to do :S, should i drop £320 for a sapphire 7950 OC :S
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I am so in this same boat... I keep trying to justify the purchase of a second but... MY MIND IS TELLING ME NO! BUT MY BODY IS TELLIN ME YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS!!! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I know, right? Need to stop paying attention to deals biggrin.gif
 
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The 680 is not any faster than the 7970. It's just faster at stock because Nvidia clocked it higher and it boosts its own clocks (to the detriment of overclockablilty). AMD should seriously raise the default clock speed of the 7970's to 1100MHz and end all of this talk...

680 is 10 percent faster at stock, even clock for clock.
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The 680 is not any faster than the 7970. It's just faster at stock because Nvidia clocked it higher and it boosts its own clocks (to the detriment of overclockablilty). AMD should seriously raise the default clock speed of the 7970's to 1100MHz and end all of this talk...

680 is 10 percent faster at stock, even clock for clock.



Clock for clock though it's about a 4-5% difference on average.

I won't even mention the GPGPU side of things...

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Here's what I'm seeing between these two graphs.
At 1680x1050, the HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 and 800 stream processors is faster than the HD 4870 with 512MB GDDR5 and 800 stream processors.
At 2560x1600 the HD 4870 with 512MB GDDR5 and 800 stream processors is faster than the HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 and 800 stream processors.
Conclusion: Guess that blew your theory on vram out of the water.
Regardless of how much you think BF3 is a vram hog, there are other forces at play, like GPU architecture. That extra 256mb vram on the 8800 GTX doesn't mean jack.
Read this too: http://www.hwcompare.com/2362/geforce-8800-gtx-vs-radeon-hd-4870-512mb/
By that comparison, the HD 4870 512mb is actually an average of 60% faster than the 8800 GTX. You know that 384-bit bus on the 8800 GTX? It doesn't mean jack either. The HD 4870 has 33% more memory bandwidth.
Now, if we add 2+2, meaning more memory bandwidth plus a faster card, do you know what we get? A MORE POWERFUL AND FASTER CARD IN ALL SITUATIONS!!! Feel free to provide evidence that proves me wrong on this.
I could keep going on this one, but unless someone here is willing to do some BF3 benchmark comparisons between the 8800 GTX and HD 4870 512mb cards, I think this case is closed.
EDIT: New thread to discuss this found here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1244007/which-is-faster-for-bf3-8800-gtx-or-hd-4870-512mb/0_30#post_16990677

lol single player benchmark to quantify multiplayer
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Please keep the comparison out of this thread. rolleyes.gif
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The 680 is not any faster than the 7970. It's just faster at stock because Nvidia clocked it higher and it boosts its own clocks (to the detriment of overclockablilty). AMD should seriously raise the default clock speed of the 7970's to 1100MHz and end all of this talk...
680 is 10 percent faster at stock, even clock for clock.

How is that possible if it's only 10% faster at stock? You know the 7970 ships at 925 and the 680 ships at 1006 + boost right?
    
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The 680 is not any faster than the 7970. It's just faster at stock because Nvidia clocked it higher and it boosts its own clocks (to the detriment of overclockablilty). AMD should seriously raise the default clock speed of the 7970's to 1100MHz and end all of this talk...
680 is 10 percent faster at stock, even clock for clock.

thats incorrect. A 1.1 Ghz HD 7970 will win more than lose against a 1.1 Ghz GTX 680 (which it runs at with turbo in stock config) . 1.25 Ghz - 1.3 Ghz HD 7970 will only worsen things for 1.3 Ghz GTX 680 as HD 7970 scales better than GTX 680 when OC'd. Things get worse when u look at 2560 x 1600 and 5760 x 1080 when comparing the OC'd cards. Also the HD 7970 is more future proof with superior bandwidth and compute performance (will matter when games use compute shaders more in future) . so enough with the disinformation.
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