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Originally Posted by Riskitall84 View Post

This is what I was looking for as price wise with all factors taken into account the 7970 is about £150 cheaper which is about $240

Also the 680s do terrible with 3 or 4 cards... But I haven't really been keeping up with all the stats recently. About 1 month behind on info, so that might have changed.
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by TheRacker View Post

Yeah there really isn't a reason to get a 680 when the 670s are in stock and about 5-10% less performance for $100 less. I would go for a 670(or a pair of them if you want sli).

The price difference here in the Uk is:

GTX 670 = £318 ($511)
GTX 680 = 409 ($657)
7970 DCII = £354 ($568)
GTX 690 = £887 ($1,427)

As you can see the 7970 sits in the middle so overclocks taken into account if it matches the GTX 680 I think I would be happy plus the blocks for the DCII are the same price as the reference 680's
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How about a 7970 for £330?
http://www.ebuyer.com/342521-vtx3d-hd7970-3gb-gddr5-vx7970-3gbd5-m2dhg
It's a reference design as well, if you are going WC, then the cooler on it won't matter too much.

Yea may message him but for £24 more I can have a DCII

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Originally Posted by Kimo View Post

If you can find the 680(evga) in stock -_-


No chance
Edited by Riskitall84 - 5/12/12 at 9:09am
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Riskitall84 View Post

This is what I was looking for as price wise with all factors taken into account the 7970 is about £150 cheaper which is about $240

Also the 680s do terrible with 3 or 4 cards... But I haven't really been keeping up with all the stats recently. About 1 month behind on info, so that might have changed.

He's at 1080p, why would he even need 3 or 4 cards?
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there are 670 with 680GTX PCB and you could put a 680GTX EK block on it

Something else I've been looking at...........Any idea which cards use a GTX 680 reference PCB?
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

He's at 1080p, why would he even need 3 or 4 cards?

I like overkill biggrin.gif

Though I have never been past 2 cards so I doubt I will ever go 3 or 4 way SLI/Crossfire
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

He's at 1080p, why would he even need 3 or 4 cards?

I like overkill biggrin.gif

Though I have never been past 2 cards so I doubt I will ever go 3 or 4 way SLI/Crossfire

Unless you've got a 120Hz 1080p panel, just one 680 or 7970 will be overkill. wink.gif Like I said, I'm at 2560x1600 with one 7970, and I have zero issues except for a very small handful of games (that honestly struggle on crossfire / SLI setups too).
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Unless you've got a 120Hz 1080p panel, just one 680 or 7970 will be overkill. wink.gif Like I said, I'm at 2560x1600 with one 7970, and I have zero issues except for a very small handful of games (that honestly struggle on crossfire / SLI setups too).

I'm at 60Hz so I think 1 DCII will be enough as I just cant justify the £50+ for the GTX 680
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Unless you've got a 120Hz 1080p panel, just one 680 or 7970 will be overkill. wink.gif Like I said, I'm at 2560x1600 with one 7970, and I have zero issues except for a very small handful of games (that honestly struggle on crossfire / SLI setups too).

I am on 1080 atm with my 7970. It maxes every modern game I thow at it. It struggles with AF/AA in DX9 games. Arma 2 I get 20 fps with everything maxed, where as I would get 30 FPS maxed with the Witcher 2. I am planning on going to 2500*1400 soon...
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no need WCing
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