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post #11 of 28
Maybe gtx690 is a good card but for 1000+ 2 gb ram is just meh....nvidia cost it too much for only 2 gb ram
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Yes I feel I will wait see what comes out ATI has always been my card but things starting to look green.


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No more advice


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AMD can't stabilize 7970 drivers? Says who? My 7970 has been performing flawlessly since January. Only issue I have with it is noise.

I have ATI and i face BSOD's,drivers are not stable and overall the graphics quality is low compared to nVidia..

will never buy ATI again..mad.gif

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Go for EVGA GTX 690 @$1000

Remember GTX 680 > HD 7970..

So,GTX 690 > HD 7990

Both in terms of temperature & performance..wink.gif
Edited by Ankit07 - 5/11/12 at 7:34pm
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I have a 7970 at the moment and am completely happy with the drivers. I was originally going to go Nvidia, but was concerned about the reduced memory bandwidth. I would like the card to last awhile, and I would expect bandwidth demands to only increase.

However, I imagine you'd be happy with either the AMD or the Nvidia in reality.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

AMD can't stabilize 7970 drivers? Says who? My 7970 has been performing flawlessly since January. Only issue I have with it is noise.

I have ATI and i face BSOD's,drivers are not stable and overall the graphics quality is low compared to nVidia..

will never buy ATI again..mad.gif

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Go for EVGA GTX 690 @$1000

Remember GTX 680 > HD 7970..

So,GTX 690 > HD 7990

Both in terms of temperature & performance..wink.gif

Your statement is flawed. wink.gif GTX 680 = HD7970. They trade blows back and forth. Temperatures, my 7970 never passes 72*C load overvolted. Performance, my 7970 beats 680's most of the time, since it overclocks so much further.

As such, both cards should trade blows. However once resolutions start going up over single monitor (Eyefinity / Surround), the extra memory on the 7970 will really start to show its colors, and the 2GB on the 680 will choke it.

As far as your BSOD issue, and image quality problems....don't know what to tell you there. I've been back and forth between Nvidia and AMD for YEARS now, and I have never had a single issue except with the HD5xxx series. To be frank with you, I've personally had a LOT more driver issues with Nvidia.
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

AMD can't stabilize 7970 drivers? Says who? My 7970 has been performing flawlessly since January. Only issue I have with it is noise.

I have ATI and i face BSOD's,drivers are not stable and overall the graphics quality is low compared to nVidia..

will never buy ATI again..mad.gif

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Go for EVGA GTX 690 @$1000

Remember GTX 680 > HD 7970..

So,GTX 690 > HD 7990

Both in terms of temperature & performance..wink.gif

LOL no. The 680 and 7970 are about equal. Games that are nvidia optimized, the 680 wins. Games that are optimized for AMD, the 7970 wins. Such is life. In terms of multi screen gaming AMD will almost always be better.

And remember, in terms of multi gpu cards, AMD has always been top. The 6990 was much more successful than the 590.
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Personally, I've never had a BSOD from drivers, and I've never had an Nvidia card. My 7970 will be here monday and I expect no less from it.

All of my BSOD's were the results of:

Bad overclocks on my CPU, GPU, or Memory.

High temperatures because of OCing.

Crappy games doing a

115

with Directx.

How do I know it was the games and not "ATI Driver Problems"? Game patches fixed them, not driver patches. No more investigation needed.

Vast majority of complaints about ATI drivers come from people who don't know their system is unstable, or who bought a dell or HP and don't realize that their proprietary mainboards cause more problems than shoddy software ever could when it comes to gaming.

Back on track... Wait and see which is the better bang for the buck. There is no hardware or brand loyalty, your money only needs to go where the performance is assuming it's being offered at a reasonable price. If the 7990 benches just slightly below the 690 in tests and is selling for 200 less (pretty likely to be an even bigger gap than that), you have your answer.
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post #19 of 28
Just by looking at NewEgg this GTX 690 of its specs are outstanding.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130781

for $999 + where ever you live. I would get this...

BUT!

7990 has not even been released yet and not even a leaked specs. We can all assume the specs of the 7990 are clost to the 690, but we all don't know.

Just wait it out a month or two and we'll see by comparison's of reviews.

If you cannot wait though, and have the money, buy the freakin thing and don't regret it. Because I would if I had money in the bank biggrin.gif
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Thanks I think I will wait .


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