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Hello guys I have a simple question right now, I own a GTX 680 and I just got an offer by someone asking me that he is willling to trade his AMD 6990 for my GTX 680 and I just want to know if its worth it, I want no fanboyism guys please and thanks. I have also seen some benchmarks where the 680 performs up to 2-10 % better then 6990. Should I keep my 680 or Not. I realized the 680 compute performance is horrible also.
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I would stick with the 680. They perform about the same, but the 6990 brings multi-GPU problems inherent to both brands. Things like micro-stutter and crossfire/SLI support on release or for non-AAA games. Not to mention, the 680 is cooler, quieter, smaller, and uses less power.
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I would stick with the 680. They perform about the same, but the 6990 brings multi-GPU problems inherent to both brands. Things like micro-stutter and crossfire/SLI support on release or for non-AAA games. Not to mention, the 680 is cooler, quieter, smaller, and uses less power.

this...absolutely stick with the 680
 
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The 6990 would be faster , i dont know where you heard the 680 is faster than a 6990 .

Sorry but thats not true ..

680 is a great card but its not a 6990 ..

It runs quiet , cool and all that but the 6990 would push more frames in desperate situations .

Its basically 2 x 6950's .. 680 is not 2 x faster than a 2GB 6950 ..

thats my 2 cents .
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The 6990 would be faster , i dont know where you heard the 680 is faster than a 6990 .

Sorry but thats not true ..

680 is a great card but its not a 6990 ..

sure it is. the 680s about 2x as fast as a 580, witch is very similur to a 6970, so since this is just two 6970s on one card i think we can say there going to be close. plus no microshuttering, wider support and lower power use and heat makes the 680 a no brainer
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The 6990 would be faster , i dont know where you heard the 680 is faster than a 6990 .
Sorry but thats not true ..
680 is a great card but its not a 6990 ..

The GTX 680 trade blows with the 6990 actually in gaming benchmarks. The microstutter issues, heat, power are just not worth it alone to be honest.
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sure it is. the 680s about 2x as fast as a 580, witch is very similur to a 6970, so since this is just two 6970s on one card i think we can say there going to be close. plus no microshuttering, wider support and lower power use and heat makes the 680 a no brainer

GTX 680 is not two times as fast as a GTX580...
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GTX 680

Low power, high performance.
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/515?vs=555

here. the 6990 looks to be top at frist, be on wards they trade blows
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The GTX 680 trade blows with the 6990 actually in gaming benchmarks. The microstutter issues, heat, power are just not worth it alone to be honest.
GTX 680 is not two times as fast as a GTX580...

Link me to these benchmarks please ..

I know it the 680 is a more modern card , less power , less heat etc etc

But does it overtake the 6990 in performance ? or just trade blows .. In what games are we talking about here ? ones that dont matter

Lets say Battlefield 3 , i personally think the 6990 would be ahead .

I dont believe the 680 is literally 2 x the power of a gtx580 , architecture has never improved so drastically so quick .

I could be way wrong , though i do know the 6990 is a beast in the right hands .. no stuttering for me even on a 6970 xfire setup .
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look at my link...trade blows
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