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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 #301 of 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyperion. View Post

Thanks you for your opinion. The 680 is a very good card from what i understand. But the VRAM is needed and that is where they fall behind.

Even with all the mods I have for Skyrim I'm still fine with 1.5 gb vram
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post #302 of 356
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post

I've seen couple of 680s getting 59s & 60s in some heaven benchmarks threads on OCN.
Here is one of them.

While those numbers are impressive, they are REALLY far fetched. Dude has a $1k processor @ 5.1GHz, 16GB Quad CH Ram @ 1200Mhz, and a 680 screaming for mercy @ 1.5Ghz Core and 1752Mhz Memory with 1.6V+ on the GPU. Talk about extreme!

Yet, hes only averaging 5 more fps than my system at 3 times the cost....


Edited by 2advanced - 9/19/12 at 8:28pm
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post #303 of 356
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Originally Posted by 2advanced View Post

While those numbers are impressive, they are REALLY far fetched. Dude has a $1k processor @ 5.1GHz, 16GB Quad CH Ram @ 1200Mhz, and a 680 screaming for mercy @ 1.5Ghz Core and 1752Mhz Memory with 1.6V+ on the GPU. Talk about extreme!
Yet, hes only averaging 5 more fps than my system at 3 times the cost....

Certainly you didn't understand the point of my post. He said he didn't see a 680 or 670 besting his score. But I shown him he is wrong, that's all.
Even 1280 MHz with 1850 memory for a 7950 is a push. I just shown him a pushed 680 what can really do. As for 1752 MHz memory it is not that much really. I can get my GTX 670 to 1879 MHz (7516 MHz) without touching the voltage.
Your score is pretty good but Is that a 7970 or a 7950? I hate how AMD define the cards in their drivers as only Radeon HD7900 Series, Radeon HD7800 Series, Radeon HD7700 Series ... etc this doesn't tell the whole story about the card.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 9/19/12 at 9:48pm
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post #304 of 356
main reason to choose 7970 for me was better performance in high resolution 2560x and the price. oc is just option for future. 3gb vram will come handy in that res sooner then on fullhd. If you play only 1920x any will do. I was considering 7970 dc2t but things I've read about this card made me change my choice. Didn't feel that 680 dc2t is worth 10% premium so I picked vapor-x. it is quiet I just need to sort other fans speed.
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So Hyperion, what did you end up going with? The 7970?
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So Hyperion, what did you end up going with? The 7970?

Yeah the 7970 is what i'm going with. I'm currently waiting for it to come back in stock so i can order it. If its not in stock by monday i'm going to buy the 680 from evga. I have all the other parts being shipped already.
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post #307 of 356
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Yeah the 7970 is what i'm going with. I'm currently waiting for it to come back in stock so i can order it. If its not in stock by monday i'm going to buy the 680 from evga. I have all the other parts being shipped already.

the Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Vapor-X card is available in amazon for a slightly higher price.

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-11197-12-40G/dp/B008PQAE98/
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the Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz Vapor-X card is available in amazon for a slightly higher price.
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Express-11197-12-40G/dp/B008PQAE98/

Yeah i think i'll wait on newegg and save 30$. I might go with that if its not in by Monday tho.
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post #309 of 356
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Still waiting on that vapor x.... Ordering everything else today!
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Still waiting on that vapor x.... Ordering everything else today!
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