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Get a lightning. Asus GPU tweak is broken for the matrix and it's the only software you can use for it.
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?24466-7970-Matrix-Platinum&p=176219&viewfull=1#post176219

I just sent mine back because of GPU Tweak. That program is nothing but trouble. I wanted to like it. Worst OC experience Ive ever had.
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I've had problems with GPU tweak and my 560 ti, I thought they would of fixed it by now. If I got an unstable overclock it would BSOD my system repeatedly and I had to go into safe mode and uninstall it :/
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post #13 of 25
If you look at the reviews, the GPU tweak on the 7970 Matrix is an ROG GPU tweak, not the same version from what I can tell...as you can change both fan speeds. It was said to work better then the normal GPU tweak by one of them on you tube.
post #14 of 25
Sapphire Toxic 7970 is the fastest single card, having its clockspeed at 1200Mhz in boost mode.
post #15 of 25
7970 hands down my ref 7970 under water does 1150/1980 that runs everything i throw at it maxed out at 1080P.
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I've had no problems with GPU tweak and my ASUS GTX 680 TOP. However I prefer to use EVGA precision X. I have no plans to buy a 7970, and I will pick up another ASUS GTX 680 TOP as soon as they are available again...wink.gif
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The 7970 and the GTX 680 are about even in performance depending on how you cherry pick your benchmarks and which games you look at, with the 7970 being slightly cheaper, and the 680 offering better power consumption, cooler temps, quieter fan noise, PhysX, and CUDA. That's about it.
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The 7970 and the GTX 680 are about even in performance depending on how you cherry pick your benchmarks and which games you look at, with the 7970 being slightly cheaper, and the 680 offering better power consumption, cooler temps, quieter fan noise, PhysX, and CUDA. That's about it.

Used to be even. New drivers change that. Fps, and price go to 7970 stock and over clocked.

Heat, power consumption, and CUDA go to the 680.

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The 7970 and the GTX 680 are about even in performance depending on how you cherry pick your benchmarks and which games you look at, with the 7970 being slightly cheaper, and the 680 offering better power consumption, cooler temps, quieter fan noise, PhysX, and CUDA. That's about it.

Used to be even. New drivers change that. Fps, and price go to 7970 stock and over clocked.

Heat, power consumption, and CUDA go to the 680.


I think the 7970 lightening is the best choice. IMO
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Used to be even. New drivers change that. Fps, and price go to 7970 stock and over clocked.
Heat, power consumption, and CUDA go to the 680.
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Think so? I would maintain that the 680 and 7970 are still about equal if you average across all games. TechPowerUp has a few charts that show the 7970 across all games at 2560 and 1920 beating the 680 by about 7%. I don't trust a single review site, I'd need to see lots AS WELL AS OCN user reviews. thumb.gif

I'm not saying you're necessarily wrong. I just don't buy the fact that the 7970 is the fastest guy out there period end of story.
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