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  • 34% (89)
    EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 680 2GB
  • 22% (57)
    MSI Lightning Radeon HD 7970 3GB
  • 6% (16)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 680 2GB
  • 36% (94)
    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB
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post #151 of 356
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Originally Posted by Bruennis View Post

It'll be here hopefully by next Monday maybe Tuesday and so if you can hold out till then wink.gif

Yeah i'll have the money to order next thursday. Going to wait to order till Tuesday tho so i can have someone here to sign for it when it comes. So yeah hopefully you get it by then and test it out.
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post #152 of 356
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

Something else that hasn't been pointed out on the Lightning is that the DVI ports on it are NOT dual-link DVI, and do not support resolutions above 1920x1200 or 120Hz displays, unless you purchase an extra active display port to dvi adapter, which run about $30 bucks. Unlike the Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X that comes with a dual-link DVI, so you wouldn't have to worry. I know $30 isn't much, but if you figure in the extra cost of the Lightning on top of the $30, you are somewhere near $100 more than the Vapor-X, and not really gaining anything.
So, Hyperion, if at any point you buy a display that has a 120Hz refresh rate or increase your resolution, say to 2560x1440, you have to buy an extra part. Unless you find a display that has a display-port, which further limits your options, and are typically costly.
Just some more food for thought.

Thank you for that i had no idea. I am for sure going to buy a 120hz monitor. Will the 680 SC work with the 120hz monitor? If so that would narrow it down to the evga 680 or the sapphire 7970.
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post #153 of 356
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Originally Posted by Hyperion. View Post

Thank you for that i had no idea. I am for sure going to buy a 120hz monitor. Will the 680 SC work with the 120hz monitor? If so that would narrow it down to the evga 680 or the sapphire 7970.

Yes, the GTX 680 SC will support 120Hz. Anything that has a Dual-Link DVI port will support the higher resolutions and refresh rates, regardless of card. It just needs to have that port...

EDIT: Forget the pictures from Paint, I will save you the agony of that!
Edited by PostalTwinkie - 9/13/12 at 11:45am
    
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post #154 of 356
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Yes, the GTX 680 SC will support 120Hz. Anything that has a Dual-Link DVI port will support the higher resolutions and refresh rates, regardless of card. It just needs to have that port...
EDIT: Forget the pictures from Paint, I will save you the agony of that!

got my hopes up for nothing.... ohno-smiley.gif
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post #155 of 356
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got my hopes up for nothing.... ohno-smiley.gif

Yea, I felt artsy.....then I managed to, well, I suck at artsy things. I didn't want to give you nightmares.
    
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post #156 of 356
Most 120hz monitors have dp inputs. My vote for your particular needs still goes to the 680 Lightning however. Think you'd be very happy with it...
post #157 of 356
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Most 120hz monitors have dp inputs. My vote for your particular needs still goes to the 680 Lightning however. Think you'd be very happy with it...

Many of the higher end 120Hz displays do have a display port, but the cost of them can be slightly extreme compared to the ones without the display port built in. You can find 120Hz displays WITHOUT the port for under $300, but the ones with ports tend to hover close to $400 and up.
    
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post #158 of 356
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Most 120hz monitors have dp inputs. My vote for your particular needs still goes to the 680 Lightning however. Think you'd be very happy with it...

Thank you for the suggestion but i'm pretty firm on not paying over 500 for the card. That and the 680 lightning still has 2gbvram which i dont see how that would be better then a 680 with 4gbvram at the same price.
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post #159 of 356
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Thank you for the suggestion but i'm pretty firm on not paying over 500 for the card. That and the 680 lightning still has 2gbvram which i dont see how that would be better then a 680 with 4gbvram at the same price.

You are well over $500 for the card if you go with the Lightning, when adding in the cost of the adapter. With the Sapphire you are already $30-$40 less than the Lightning, and then when you get a 120Hz display you don't have to purchase an adapter and you can purchase the lower cost display that doesn't have a display port on it. In the end you could easily be saving $200 by getting the Sapphire over the Lightning, at least in relation to your eventual goals.

All these little things add up quick, and really can change the bottom line.
    
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My vote goes to the Sapphire card thumb.gif
    
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