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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.

This is Overclocked.net, to not get worked up about paying $100 more for at least 7% less Max OC is impossible. If PhysX or FXAA(you don't need that much AA at 1440p) is needed(haven't seen a 1440p monitor with 3D emitter) then maybe, but otherwise 7970 is better, end of the question.

AMD enthusiast? lol, If you look at my post in the 670 OC forum you could clearly see that I used to have a 120Hz monitor and a Gigabyte 670, sold all of them for a Korean 1440p +a Gigabyte 7950 and I haven't looked back.

With these Gaming Bundles(worth $50+ when sold on ebay) and new drivers:
7970 is effectively selling at 670 price($360ish after you sell the bundle) and offering more than 680 performance.
7950 is effectively selling at 660 price($250ish after you sell the bundle) and offering more than 670 performance at max OC.

GTX 670/680 will run fine at 1440p, but if you have the choice and don't need PhysX, there is no reason to pay more for less.


7950 stock clock is 800mhz, but can easily Overclock past 1100Mhz, so this graph vastly understate its performance.
Edited by sherlock - 10/28/12 at 7:32am
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Just to chime in I'm running 1440p on a 670 and it's running pretty well. Do wish there had been a 4gb model available when I bought but alas... only thing I would probably complain about is the vram, seems like that's what holding my frame rate back in bl2 and (surprisingly) GW2.
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The guy has said he prefers Nvidia. He wants an Nvidia card. If he was on the fence about which one he wanted, I could understand the back and forth. He wants an Nvidia Card, probably.

Something to keep in mind, Rensje. Nvidia Drivers are superior to AMD drivers. They were JUST recently able to talk like they do now, where I've had that performance, and argueably still better performance, since day one. I've been where you are. I've went from 5850's in Crossfire, to a single 580, to 580's in SLI, to a chance to own a 6990, owned the 6990 for a few months, and sold it for a 580 again, bought another, than went to 680's.

I've tasted both sides, and I'll stick with Nvidia. Do I think the 7970 GHZ is a terrible card? Absolutely not. It's a great card. I'd imagine you would purchase one and be completely content. I'm honestly surprised though, that a 580 can't do what you need it to do.
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I think its funny how people just off topic so much in these threads about what they want and what they like when the OP said:
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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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This thread is about Rensje and what he wants.
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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.

I see the appeal alright, but that card seems a bit overkill for my fairly basic needs, and although I did say that money isn't really an issue, paying nearly a 1000 euros for a single GPU is pushing it. (wow, run-on sentence much? tongue.gif)

Sherlock, I appreciate your efforts to convince me that the HD 7970 is the best choice, and in more ways than one it probably is. However, I did state that I would prefer to get an Nvidia card because it just feels right. That's a very personal motive, I know, but the 680 we have been talking about in this thread just works for me. I really fancy the great cooling the card supplies, and it's great that I don't have to compromise on fan noise to get it. I don't need PhysX and I sure as hell won't be using 3D, but I will use the CUDA architecture and I am definitely taking that into account for my choice.

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Just to chime in I'm running 1440p on a 670 and it's running pretty well. Do wish there had been a 4gb model available when I bought but alas... only thing I would probably complain about is the vram, seems like that's what holding my frame rate back in bl2 and (surprisingly) GW2.

Thank you asuindasun, that sounds really promising! I am very confident the card of my choice will perform admirably, especially with the extra VRAM headroom.

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Something to keep in mind, Rensje. Nvidia Drivers are superior to AMD drivers. They were JUST recently able to talk like they do now, where I've had that performance, and argueably still better performance, since day one.

I've tasted both sides, and I'll stick with Nvidia. Do I think the 7970 GHZ is a terrible card? Absolutely not. It's a great card. I'd imagine you would purchase one and be completely content. I'm honestly surprised though, that a 580 can't do what you need it to do.

Hey Motive! You are right, Nvidia's performance was great all along with AMD drivers just now catching up, but I do admire that AMD went the extra mile and really squeezed every last drop op performance out of their entire range of cards with the latest drivers. It took them long enough, but they sure did deliver and I really respect that.

Who knows, my current GTX 580 might just be able to do the job. Which is why I am going to grab the monitor first, give it a try for a week or so on my current setup and if I feel that I need more performance, I will go out and grab the 680. As I said before, I do think I will be a bit disappointed with the 580's performance at 1440p, but who knows.. Nvidia has been consistently improving performance with their drivers and my rig has pleasantly surprised me before!

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I think its funny how people just off topic so much in these threads about what they want and what they like. This thread is about Rensje and what he wants.

I am very happy with everyone giving their personal 2 cents! It is what I asked for. Reading opinions based on personal experience is much more helpful to me than going through page after page of arbitrary benchmarks made on systems that only Bill Gates can afford. I am happy that AMD enthusiasts defend their preferred cards and they have very good reason to do so. In turn, I have good reason for defending my personal preference!

So just to give you guys a quick update on what's going on: I am having a look at the Dell U2713HM and Asus PB278Q monitors in store on Wednesday, and after a thorough comparison I will decide which one of the two I am going to get. I'll take it home and try it out for a week or so, and from there I will decide whether I should get the 680. If it turns out that my 580 does the job then I could probably wait a bit longer before upgrading, but I don't know..

That 680 just might be too sexy to pass up on regardless. biggrin.gif
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The guy has said he prefers Nvidia. He wants an Nvidia card. If he was on the fence about which one he wanted, I could understand the back and forth. He wants an Nvidia Card, probably.
Something to keep in mind, Rensje. Nvidia Drivers are superior to AMD drivers. They were JUST recently able to talk like they do now, where I've had that performance, and argueably still better performance, since day one. I've been where you are. I've went from 5850's in Crossfire, to a single 580, to 580's in SLI, to a chance to own a 6990, owned the 6990 for a few months, and sold it for a 580 again, bought another, than went to 680's.
I've tasted both sides, and I'll stick with Nvidia. Do I think the 7970 GHZ is a terrible card? Absolutely not. It's a great card. I'd imagine you would purchase one and be completely content. I'm honestly surprised though, that a 580 can't do what you need it to do.

Very Agreed with this statement, don't think just because AMD has a good driver NOW, and everyone can call that AMD is the "winner", or AMD 7970 GHZ is the fastest card, remember AMD needs 10 months to beat an NVIDIA card in Battlefield 3....

I read from the beginning (remember from the beginning NOT now), that the only Chances to win for AMD card against NVIDIA is in the AVP, Metro 2033 (based on the guru3d review). Other than that, NVIDIA almost beat the 7970, and make AMD to release the Ghz edition card, which makes my point of view on AMD become worse....IMO, because they realized they CAN NOT BEAT 680 with their 7970. Why AMD is decided to release the Ghz edition, IF they believe that their 7970 card CAN BEAT the 680?

and one thing again, maybe AMD is the best price/performance "for now", but REMEMBER NOT All the Countries in the world can FEEL that advantage. and have the same price against Newegg or Amazon.

my conclusion is, no one card is the BEST, AMD and NVIDIA (and their partners) have the pros and cons, that's all, and don't you think that I am the FANBOY of NVIDIA, DEFINITELY NOT, I am just give my OPINION based on the review that I've seen in the beginning, and Help me to decide between 7970 or 670, and I choose 670, because the price on 7970 on my country is still high, or at least it's higher than 670 I've bought.

AMD fans will hate my statement I think,,,,,and for OP good luck with your card, I hope you can get the BEST Card for your money....biggrin.gif
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Very Agreed with this statement, don't think just because AMD has a good driver NOW, and everyone can call that AMD is the "winner", or AMD 7970 GHZ is the fastest card, remember AMD needs 10 months to beat an NVIDIA card in Battlefield 3....
I read from the beginning (remember from the beginning NOT now), that the only Chances to win for AMD card against NVIDIA is in the AVP, Metro 2033 (based on the guru3d review). Other than that, NVIDIA almost beat the 7970, and make AMD to release the Ghz edition card, which makes my point of view on AMD become worse....IMO, because they realized they CAN NOT BEAT 680 with their 7970. Why AMD is decided to release the Ghz edition, IF they believe that their 7970 card CAN BEAT the 680?
and one thing again, maybe AMD is the best price/performance "for now", but REMEMBER NOT All the Countries in the world can FEEL that advantage. and have the same price against Newegg or Amazon.
my conclusion is, no one card is the BEST, AMD and NVIDIA (and their partners) have the pros and cons, that's all, and don't you think that I am the FANBOY of NVIDIA, DEFINITELY NOT, I am just give my OPINION based on the review that I've seen in the beginning, and Help me to decide between 7970 or 670, and I choose 670, because the price on 7970 on my country is still high, or at least it's higher than 670 I've bought.
AMD fans will hate my statement I think,,,,,and for OP good luck with your card, I hope you can get the BEST Card for your money....biggrin.gif

Totally Agreed with this, thumb.gif
post #28 of 28
not getting involved with any flame war.

but my work unit:
3770K @ 4.4GHz | Z77 Pro V | EVGA 2GB GTX 680 Signature+ | HP Smartbuy ZR2740w 27in @ 2560 x 1440 14ms]

allows me to show off some gaming to the possible clients and customers in our tech shop.
it has me thinking of upgrading my personal rig to something like this as well now too.
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