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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 #311 of 356
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post

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.

1879? Dayum! I'm assuming he couldn't push the memory any further since he was obviously pushing for the extreme. U have a good overclocker there.

My numbers were done with a Ref. 7970. And yes, those clocks are a push for a 7950. I did it with 1200 core and 1650 memory, stock voltages.
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If its not in stock by monday, do you think i should go evga 680 or pick up the lightning?
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post #313 of 356
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Originally Posted by Hyperion. View Post

If its not in stock by monday, do you think i should go evga 680 or pick up the lightning?
I'm in the same boat as you, was deciding between the GTX 680 and the 7970ghz edition
but future proofing is what i am going for and its the 7970 hands down. The numbers are just better.
I had to go with the amazon order, 30 dollars more but still it will be worth it in the long run.

By the way, I am waiting on this card to arrive Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz OC 3GB.

I am running same reso as the OP, and wanted to ask, what is THE BEST reslolution this card would perform best on, on a single monitor setup is it 1440 p ?
post #314 of 356
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Originally Posted by kuruptx View Post

I'm in the same boat as you, was deciding between the GTX 680 and the 7970ghz edition
but future proofing is what i am going for and its the 7970 hands down. The numbers are just better.
I had to go with the amazon order, 30 dollars more but still it will be worth it in the long run.
By the way, I am waiting on this card to arrive Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz OC 3GB.
I am running same reso as the OP, and wanted to ask, what is THE BEST reslolution this card would perform best on, on a single monitor setup is it 1440 p ?

HD 7970 at 1.2 Ghz can play all the latest games at 1440p at close to max settings. If you want 60 fps you might have to turn down MSAA to 2x in a few games like BF3. Obviously this card would perform better at 1080p or 1200p. But it has enough power to run the most demanding games at 1440p

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7970_Toxic_6_GB/8.html

BF3 2560 X 1600 4X AA

Sapphire HD 7970 Boost(1200 Mhz) - 51.2

at 1440p you will get close to 55 fps. If you want 60+ fps you will have to run MSAA at 2x. good luck. thumb.gif
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post #315 of 356
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

HD 7970 at 1.2 Ghz can play all the latest games at 1440p at close to max settings. If you want 60 fps you might have to turn down MSAA to 2x in a few games like BF3. Obviously this card would perform better at 1080p or 1200p. But it has enough power to run the most demanding games at 1440p
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7970_Toxic_6_GB/8.html
BF3 2560 X 1600 4X AA
Sapphire HD 7970 Boost(1200 Mhz) - 51.2
at 1440p you will get close to 55 fps. If you want 60+ fps you will have to run MSAA at 2x. good luck. thumb.gif
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Ok thank you if it will perform better in 1080 then I will just keep this as my resolution I just thought it would get better FPS on high reso's.

Thanks for your post! thumb.gif
post #316 of 356
7970 vs 680 really trade blow links review
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post #317 of 356
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7970 vs 680 really trade blow links review

thats an old review. right from the launch of 12.7 beta drivers in late June its clear that HD 7970 Ghz is the fastest card when compared across a wide range of games. the gap widens as you go for higher resolutions and higher AA.

http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2012/test-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660/5/
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post #318 of 356
My 2 cents is to read up on adaptive v-sync (granted, many games comes with new Vsync options making this not too important perhaps...) if youre going with a 120hz monitor.

You wont be using 1440p since you wont get 120fps stable in many games, so the memory of a 4gb card probably isnt as inticing as it sounds. Make yourself open to the suggestion of a SLI/Xfire setup further down the line.

Im loving myself for going with the reference design on my 670 because SLIing wont be as hot later on.
And YES, 120fps is THAT good.
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post #319 of 356
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physX works on a single AMD card... thumb.gif






Edited by Hyperion. - 9/21/12 at 6:10am
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From what I have been reading, if you're on an amd card then physx is being offloaded onto your cpu, which you don't want.
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