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what if you upped the max voltage to 1.35 in afterburner txt files?
Why would you go over 1.3V maybe for a bench i'll have ago, but no 24/7, especially not with a $400 GPU. Needs this lasting 2 years+ not 1 year.
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Read this review, they hit 1300mhz on stock cooling. I'm sure with a day of rigorous tests I could hit 1400mhz stable.

How would rigorus test help? It is a hardware thing.... Ohhh. and OCing is not guaranteed. You might hit it, you might not. IMO
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This is where I get a little confused. I know that reference wise at 1080p, 9/10 times the gtx 680 wins. I will be buying a 2560x1440 monitor from samsung so I aim towards the 7970, but I dont know which one to get confused.gif

wrong . HD 7970 Ghz is the fastest card. period. HD 7970 Ghz wins at 1080p and 1440p. At 1440p the margin is significant. With overclocking both cards the gap actually widens. In most games like BF3, Sleeping Dogs, Skyrim, Metro 2033 the HD 7970 Ghz is significantly faster than GTX 680.

BF3 - HD 7970 Ghz is 10 - 20% faster than GTX 680 at 1600p.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/5.html
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/46905-amd-catalyst-1211-benchmarked-surprising-performance-gains/?page=3

Skyrim - HD 7970 Ghz is 25 - 35% faster than GTX 680
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/19.html
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57413-amd-12-11-never-settle-driver-performance-14.html

Sleeping Dogs - at 2560 x 1600 High AA the HD 7970 Ghz OC is more than 50% faster. No amount of overclocking can allow GTX 680 to even come near the HD 7970 Ghz.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review/4

Metro 2033 - HD 7970 Ghz is 17% faster than GTX 680.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57413-amd-12-11-never-settle-driver-performance-13.html
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wrong . HD 7970 Ghz is the fastest card. period. HD 7970 Ghz wins at 1080p and 1440p. At 1440p the margin is significant. With overclocking both cards the gap actually widens. In most games like BF3, Sleeping Dogs, Skyrim, Metro 2033 the HD 7970 Ghz is significantly faster than GTX 680.
BF3 - HD 7970 Ghz is 10 - 20% faster than GTX 680 at 1600p.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/5.html
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/46905-amd-catalyst-1211-benchmarked-surprising-performance-gains/?page=3
Skyrim - HD 7970 Ghz is 25 - 35% faster than GTX 680
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/19.html
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57413-amd-12-11-never-settle-driver-performance-14.html
Sleeping Dogs - at 2560 x 1600 High AA the HD 7970 Ghz OC is more than 50% faster. No amount of overclocking can allow GTX 680 to even come near the HD 7970 Ghz.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review/4
Metro 2033 - HD 7970 Ghz is 17% faster than GTX 680.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57413-amd-12-11-never-settle-driver-performance-13.html
Also in crossfire vs SLI, but dependent on game settings and overclocks. GTX 680 gets help from CSAA over MSAA, and PhsyX.
http://computerhardwareupgrades.blogspot.com/2012/04/gtx-580-3gb-sli-vs-gtx-680-sli-vs-hd.html
http://computerhardwareupgrades.blogspot.com/2012/04/gtx-580-3gb-sli-vs-gtx-680-sli-vs-hd_18.html

The margins should be a lot wider now with the new 12.11 AMD drivers, at least until Nvidia responds.
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What PSU do you have?? Hopefully not an OEM one.... rolleyes.gif

I don't think I need to restate that the amount of improvement is not able to be explained in words
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What PSU do you have?? Hopefully not an OEM one.... rolleyes.gif
I don't think I need to restate that the amount of improvement is not able to be explained in words

Haha, no. I built a computer thats pretty high end but no graphics card, and the psu is the seasonic 860w platinum.
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Haha, no. I built a computer thats pretty high end but no graphics card, and the psu is the seasonic 860w platinum.

Ahh then you will have plenty thumb.gif
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