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  • 42% (16)
    7970
  • 15% (6)
    670
  • 42% (16)
    680
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post #11 of 27
680 ! smile.gif

more performence for almost the same money biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 27
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680 ! smile.gif
more performence for almost the same money biggrin.gif

But from what I can see the 670 is better bang for my buck, I think I'll get one of those :3
post #13 of 27
Unless you're talking about some non-reference Kepler cards that aren't actually available yet, the 7970 is the only logical choice.

The reference design 680s (and presumably the 670s as well) run cool and run out of voltage headroom far before they run into heat-related bottlenecks. Water cooling one is almost a waste of money entirely if not for the ability to reduce noise.

(in fact, that's why I haven't bought one yet, since my loop is far from silent so it would really be a waste of a waterblock for me until something with proper voltage control hits the market)


Why not wait for "big" kepler or some decent custom-pcb?
Edited by Zero4549 - 5/9/12 at 11:30pm
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post #14 of 27
7970 and overclock it to hell and back. A 680 aint got nothin on a 7970 at 1300
    
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post #15 of 27
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Unless you're talking about some non-reference Kepler cards that aren't actually available yet, the 7970 is the only logical choice.
The reference design 680s (and presumably the 670s as well) run cool and run out of voltage headroom far before they run into heat-related bottlenecks. Water cooling one is almost a waste of money entirely if not for the ability to reduce noise.
(in fact, that's why I haven't bought one yet, since my loop is far from silent so it would really be a waste of a waterblock for me until something with proper voltage control hits the market)
Why not wait for "big" kepler or some decent custom-pcb?

As I've said, that's why the 7970 is appealing and why I'm edging towards it because I'm not sure on availability of getting a 6x0 with custom pcb before the 12th of June.
post #16 of 27
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False! The 680 runs at a higher temperature, but the 7970 produces significantly more heat. Temperature =/= Heat. Temperature is intensity, heat is quantity. Water cooling is best at removing high quantities of heat, which has little to do with the core temperature of a card on stock cooling.

I don't quite understand...

Can you elaborate on that? To be honest it sounds like some fanboy talk that can't be verified.
    
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post #17 of 27
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I don't quite understand...
Can you elaborate on that? To be honest it sounds like some fanboy talk that can't be verified.

If you have a cooler that can disperse heat very effectively than one that can't do it as well you can have a cooler card but it can be putting out more heat. If you put the same cooler on each of them then seeing as the 7970 puts out more heat it would be hotter.

Maybe the 680 just has a better cooler? I'm not even sure if that's true.
post #18 of 27
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If you have a cooler that can disperse heat very effectively than one that can't do it as well you can have a cooler card but it can be putting out more heat. If you put the same cooler on each of them then seeing as the 7970 puts out more heat it would be hotter.
Maybe the 680 just has a better cooler? I'm not even sure if that's true.

So you are saying that if we put the same cooler on both 680 and 7970, 7970 would be hotter and therefore 680 has a better cooler? Thats some twisted logic man
    
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So you are saying that if we put the same cooler on both 680 and 7970, 7970 would be hotter and therefore 680 has a better cooler? Thats some twisted logic man

if the 7970 puts out more heat but is cooler, the cooling mechanism is better.
post #20 of 27
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if the 7970 puts out more heat but is cooler, the cooling mechanism is better.

So what are you saying is that 680 has inferior cooling system.
    
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