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I play Skyrim and BF3 at all HIGH settings not Ultra but HIGH. And I get a constant 60 fps on every map for BF3 and every scene on Skrim. A single 680 is perfect for our res :-)
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I have a HD 7970 @ 1.2Ghz and i takes anyting @ 1440p no problem. BF3 used to be ~ 60fps. Now is close to 80fps.
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1440p right now is 7950/70's domain with their 3GB Vram and 384 bit Bus, don't worry about the extra heat as AMD's reference cooler is not very good, but you can get Custom Cooled models that run them cool and quiet, Gtx680 might run 70C instead of 7970's 77C but Nvidia Kepler cards would thermal throttle past 70C so the temp difference don't matter performance wise(as both card can stand upper 90C anyway).
Here is the difference is Power consumption


Some things to note. The 7970 stock edition ties the 680 stock edition and the GHZ edition wins by 5 fps. If the extra 5 fps is worth the nearly 50 watts higher power consumption, the get the AMD card. If you don't mind a 6% performance hit for a 50watt power drop, then get the Nvidia card.

I urge you to re read the pros and cons of each card I posted earlier and consider the following:

Look guys, let's all just stop a minute and not get worked up over this. It's a GPU. Graphical processing unit. It's job is to do heavy video processing work and to display an image onto the screen for the user to enjoy and interact with. The two main companies who make these are Nvidia and AMD. Both companies make excellent cards with excellent features, and the one you select depends mainly on what you value in the way of individual game performance and additional features/limitations.

Okay, I hope we can continue with some civility and realize that we're talking about pieces of plastic and silicon here. It's nothing to get angry about. smile.gif

Just felt like it was necessary to say that. Thank you AMD fans for bringing your thoughts to the table. And thank you Nvidia fans for yours too. Let's all have a nice mature discussion from here.
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If the OP does not want HD 7970 Ghz thats fine. but let him atleast read the reviews and then make a choice.

I have. smile.gif For weeks I have been going over this decision in my mind, but I just wasn't ready to base my choice on (arguably arbitrary) benchmarks alone. I needed to know what a card like that would be like from a couple of people who have personal experience with a 1440p monitor, so that is why I came here!

You, sherlock and ZealotKi11er all raise very valid points and I will not contest you for a second. I wholeheartedly agree that the HD 7970 is currently the most powerful card on the market, save for the GTX 690, and comparing it to that is unfair and utterly pointless. I do not even have a thoroughly grounded reason for not wanting a HD 7970 and I will readily admit that. I just feel there is more to a graphics card than brute force, and the GTX 680 Twin Frozr seems tailor-made for me somehow, if you see what I mean. smile.gif

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I play Skyrim and BF3 at all HIGH settings not Ultra but HIGH. And I get a constant 60 fps on every map for BF3 and every scene on Skrim. A single 680 is perfect for our res :-)

That sounds very promising indeed! My sincere thanks for your input!

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Yes, I would vouch for the Twin Frozr 4GB model. Even though the core clocks are a tad slower, a quick and harmless bump in MSI Afterburner will fix that. thumb.gif And MSI makes (personal opinion) the best stock coolers on the market.

I definitely agree with you on that, their coolers are excellent and they are the main reason I would pick MSI over the other non-reference models.

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Also I forgot to mention the 680 has PhysX which just looks STUNNING in Borderlands 2. biggrin.gif And if you like CUDA, then the 680 is your man for sure. I'd get the 4GB Edition, bump the clocks if you think you need to, and enjoy! biggrin.gif it's a SUPER card.

I didn't even think about that at first. I should still have a 450 floating around the place somewhere, I might actually be able to set that up as a dedicated PhysX card. Wouldn't that be something!

I would like to thank you all for your input, and for the quick replies! It's nice to hear from a couple of people who know what it's like to live with a big monitor like that, and to see what they use to power it. Hopefully I will be able to have a quick look at it in-store sometime this week, and who knows.. if I like what I see I might take it home!

As far as the GPU is concerned, I have pretty much got my heart set on the GTX 680 Twin Frozr 4GD5/OC. It caters to my needs and from what I understand from you guys, it should handle the job nicely! I know I could be getting an excellent deal on that HD 7970 with the free games, and my respect goes out to ATI for putting in the extra effort to make their cards shine with the new drivers. However, based on personal preference and your advice, this time Nvidia is going to win!

I'll be sure to let you know once I place definitive orders, and you can be sure I'll share my own experience here when the time comes.
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I have. smile.gif For weeks I have been going over this decision in my mind, but I just wasn't ready to base my choice on (arguably arbitrary) benchmarks alone. I needed to know what a card like that would be like from a couple of people who have personal experience with a 1440p monitor, so that is why I came here!
You, sherlock and ZealotKi11er all raise very valid points and I will not contest you for a second. I wholeheartedly agree that the HD 7970 is currently the most powerful card on the market, save for the GTX 690, and comparing it to that is unfair and utterly pointless. I do not even have a thoroughly grounded reason for not wanting a HD 7970 and I will readily admit that. I just feel there is more to a graphics card than brute force, and the GTX 680 Twin Frozr seems tailor-made for me somehow, if you see what I mean. smile.gif
That sounds very promising indeed! My sincere thanks for your input!
I definitely agree with you on that, their coolers are excellent and they are the main reason I would pick MSI over the other non-reference models.
I didn't even think about that at first. I should still have a 450 floating around the place somewhere, I might actually be able to set that up as a dedicated PhysX card. Wouldn't that be something!
I would like to thank you all for your input, and for the quick replies! It's nice to hear from a couple of people who know what it's like to live with a big monitor like that, and to see what they use to power it. Hopefully I will be able to have a quick look at it in-store sometime this week, and who knows.. if I like what I see I might take it home!
As far as the GPU is concerned, I have pretty much got my heart set on the GTX 680 Twin Frozr 4GD5/OC. It caters to my needs and from what I understand from you guys, it should handle the job nicely! I know I could be getting an excellent deal on that HD 7970 with the free games, and my respect goes out to ATI for putting in the extra effort to make their cards shine with the new drivers. However, based on personal preference and your advice, this time Nvidia is going to win!
I'll be sure to let you know once I place definitive orders, and you can be sure I'll share my own experience here when the time comes.

Always happy to assist. thumb.gif I try to live up to my sig as best I can. If you have any further questions, feel free to post them or PM me. Enjoy that monster of a card!
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I would also say the 690 is a good choice. A lot of games I play do just well enough with this card, I couldn't imagine using a weaker card.
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op good luck with GTX 680 Twin Frozr 4GB.
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Some things to note. The 7970 stock edition ties the 680 stock edition and the GHZ edition wins by 5 fps. If the extra 5 fps is worth the nearly 50 watts higher power consumption, the get the AMD card. If you don't mind a 6% performance hit for a 50watt power drop, then get the Nvidia card.
I urge you to re read the pros and cons of each card I posted earlier and consider the following:
Look guys, let's all just stop a minute and not get worked up over this. It's a GPU. Graphical processing unit. It's job is to do heavy video processing work and to display an image onto the screen for the user to enjoy and interact with. The two main companies who make these are Nvidia and AMD. Both companies make excellent cards with excellent features, and the one you select depends mainly on what you value in the way of individual game performance and additional features/limitations.
Okay, I hope we can continue with some civility and realize that we're talking about pieces of plastic and silicon here. It's nothing to get angry about. smile.gif
Just felt like it was necessary to say that. Thank you AMD fans for bringing your thoughts to the table. And thank you Nvidia fans for yours too. Let's all have a nice mature discussion from here.

Do feel free to ignore the clocks these benchmarks was runing at:
Quote:
The 7970 stock edition ties the 680 stock edition and the GHZ edition wins by 5 fps

stock 7970 runs at 925Mhz, Ghz runs at 1050Mhz, stock 680 stock running at 1100Mhz+ due to Kepler auto-overclock:

7970 on Average can easily reach 1200Mhz OC, that's a 1200/925 = 30% Overclock

The number of Voltage locked 680 that can reach 1350Mhz+ is few and far between, yet 1350Mhz/1100 is only a 23% Overclock

So 7970 stock would be at least 7% ahead of 680 at max OC.

Also, 7970s($410ish with a 3 Game Bundle you can easily sell for $50+ on ebay) are significantly cheaper than GTX 680($470 and up).

With those $60-$110 you save from going with 7970 instead of 680, you can easily get a more powerful/efficient PSU and the energy saving(50Watt from 680 to Ghz) from 680 over a 7970 is no where close to $60-$110 during the product life span.

Unless you actually feel like you need PhysX or 3D, there is no reason to chose Nividia at 1440p, it is Paying More for Less.
Edited by sherlock - 10/28/12 at 7:07am
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I think everyone knows by now that for higher Resolution, the 7970s will crush any other cards. And please lets not talk about the overclocking potential. With lock voltage (cough ** nvidia GTX 680), you can't overclock that much.

(Memory Bandwidth poke.gif )

And AMD drivers are just getting better and better especially for a single card solution thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Some things to note. The 7970 stock edition ties the 680 stock edition and the GHZ edition wins by 5 fps. If the extra 5 fps is worth the nearly 50 watts higher power consumption, the get the AMD card. If you don't mind a 6% performance hit for a 50watt power drop, then get the Nvidia card.
I urge you to re read the pros and cons of each card I posted earlier and consider the following:
Look guys, let's all just stop a minute and not get worked up over this. It's a GPU. Graphical processing unit. It's job is to do heavy video processing work and to display an image onto the screen for the user to enjoy and interact with. The two main companies who make these are Nvidia and AMD. Both companies make excellent cards with excellent features, and the one you select depends mainly on what you value in the way of individual game performance and additional features/limitations.
Okay, I hope we can continue with some civility and realize that we're talking about pieces of plastic and silicon here. It's nothing to get angry about. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

Do feel free to ignore the clocks these benchmarks was runing at:
stock 7970 runs at 925Mhz, Ghz runs at 1050Mhz, stock 680 stock running at 1100Mhz+ due to Kepler auto-overclock:
7970 on Average can easily reach 1200Mhz OC, that's a 1200/925 = 30% Overclock
The number of Voltage locked 680 that can reach 1350Mhz+ is few and far between, yet 1350Mhz/1100 is only a 23% Overclock
So 7970 stock would be at least 7% ahead of 680 at max OC.
Also, 7970s($410ish with a 3 Game Bundle you can easily sell for $50+ on ebay) are significantly cheaper than GTX 680($470 and up).
With those $60-$110 you save from going with 7970 instead of 680, you can easily get a more powerful/efficient PSU and the energy saving(50Watt from 680 to Ghz) from 680 over a 7970 is no where close to $60-$110 during the product life span.
Unless you actually feel like you need PhysX or 3D, there is no reason to chose Nividia at 1440p, it is Paying More for Less.

cheers.gifblushsmiley.gif Good to hear that you're such an AMD enthusiast. I believe that the thread makes it quite clear that a choice has already been made.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
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