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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by wint0nic View Post

The 7970's are fast but the smoothness from NVIDIA will never be taken away.
I agree with the above comment in regard to the smoothness of the SLI 680s feeling a lot smoother than crossfire 7970s (I have owned both). Here are some frametimes I have taken with my SLI 680s for reference. All of these were taken during normal gameplay, @ 5760x1080, and with vsync enabled: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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If you're going to use eyefinity, I would read through the 7970 owners club and see if users are still having driver issues (bluescreens) with that. I can tell you from experience, it's not fun...
Edited by svthomas - 5/29/12 at 10:41am
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

I agree with the above comment in regard to the smoothness of the SLI 680s feeling a lot smoother than crossfire 7970s (I have owned both). Here are some frametimes I have taken with my SLI 680s for reference. All of these were taken during normal gameplay, @ 5760x1080, and with vsync enabled: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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If you're going to use eyefinity, I would read through the 7970 owners club and see if users are still having driver issues (bluescreens) with that. I can tell you from experience, it's not fun...
Of course, I had 580's, 7970's and went back to 3 680's, I speak from experience, AMD somehow manages to squeeze a lot of FPS out but the smoothness and gameplay is horrible.

What did you use for that graph?
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by wint0nic View Post

Of course, I had 580's, 7970's and went back to 3 680's, I speak from experience, AMD somehow manages to squeeze a lot of FPS out but the smoothness and gameplay is horrible.
What did you use for that graph?
Pulled a frametime bench with fraps and used excel for the graphs.
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post #14 of 16
From a pure financial standpoint it would be idiotic to buy a 690 when you already have a 7970. If you have unlimited funds then that point is moot. I would suggest getting another 7970. If your funds are unlimited buy two 690's.
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post #15 of 16
So I play all these games on a SINGLE 7970 at 6048x1200 and I don't feel like I need a second... If you are playing at a lower resolution then I don't see why a second anything would be relevant to your interests.
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post #16 of 16
Well they are very good cards, It all comes down to what games you play the settings you play on. AMD is releasing new drivers which are great and they are in BETA and they rock good. 7970 is cheaper possibly better in some games. i'd go with a 7970GHz edition Cheaper and in my opinion now it is almost better
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