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7970 vs 680 on a Yamakasi Catleap 2B

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Hopefully everyone isn't sick of the 7970 vs 680 threads tongue.gif.

I'm interested in peoples' thoughts on the two flagships on a Yamakasi Catleap/alternative 2560x1440 monitors that can possibly be OC'd. If they do start supplying these overclock-able monitors again, I'd love to get one - but apparently the 7 series AMD cards can't output higher than ~85Hz. Do people think there a possibility that the 7 series cards will be able to hit 100-120Hz in the future?

Personally I'd prefer a Sapphire 7970 Dual X over a 680 if it was for 60Hz only - I personally think a max OC'd 7970 (around 1200 on the core sounds reasonable) would suit me better than a 680, and the Sapphire Dual X is cool, quiet, cheaper and widely available. But they're still close in performance and the possibility of hitting 120Hz is keeping me from disregarding them.

Give me your thoughts, please! thumb.gif
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Easy, go 680, because nvidia control panel allows you to oc to 120hz and the 7970 wont.
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Originally Posted by toaad View Post

Easy, go 680, because nvidia control panel allows you to oc to 120hz and the 7970 wont.
Yeah I know, but the Sapphire 7970 OC is going for $460 USD right now, and to be honest when it's overclocked, with it's 3GB of VRAM I think it'll perform better with texture mods and such at 2560x1440.

But that ability to hit 120hz! Is it even likely that we're going to see the appearance of the 2B monitors for sale anyway?

Thanks for the input. +rep
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