Originally Posted by bighoppins
Yea thats what I dont want. It gets hot in my room as it is with the 4870. I dont think the 480s would be to bad on water. Did they make 480s that had 3gb ram? Thats the one concern. I think if I dont win theses 480s on ebay for around $350-400 ish I will go with a 7970. With the 670 do any better? I want a 680 but its out of my price range.
Get Sapphire HD 7970 OC Dual X. If you get your HD 7970 to 1250 it will beat GTX 680 OC. that should give you a clue that the GTX 670 is not even in the same league. Even a 1200 Mhz HD 7970 will be faster than 1300 GTX 670.
BF3 Ultra 4X MSAA 2560X 1600
GTX 680 (1291) - avg 51.3 min 30 fps
HD 7970 (1280) - avg 50.7 min 34 fps
similar avg fps. min fps is significantly better on HD 7970
Batman AC 2560 x 1600 FXAA High
GTX 680 (1291) - avg 55.6 min 37
HD 7970 (1280) - avg 62.2 min 36
10% faster avg fps.