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Originally Posted by batman900 View Post

Thanks guys, I may just keep it. So hard to do when I see the 7970 getting 69 fps in sleeping dogs compared to 680's 54. Gotta keep this card for 2-3 years so I'm really debating.

if you wanted to keep the card for 2-3 years you should have definitely picked a HD 7970. its definitely the faster card and the extra bandwidth really shows its value in demanding games. and if you will be playing Farcry 3, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman Absolution its a no-brainer.
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Nice job TSM on your comparison. Kudos to AMD and sweet drivers for their 7000 series line finally. thumb.gif
Finally is right, Southern Islands has been out for a long time.
What took AMD so long?
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Originally Posted by pratesh View Post

Damn, I should have gone AMD. Oh well maybe I'll go AMD when I upgrade in the next 2-3 yrs or so.
For 1080p/1200p and 1440p/1600p the GTX's are still great buys, with untouched PhysX performance.
You still see alot of Radeon 7970 owners, many on this site, talking about 'choppy' gameplay, which is something I noticed with my 6970 compared to my 570.
It still is very close when comparing stock clocks, with the 680/7970 neck and neck and the 670/7950 neck and neck, like AMD originally intended.
Here is a chart with the new drivers for both sides, a 670 edging a stock 7950 and a 680 nipping the heals of a 7970.

warultra.jpg
Source Techspot.com

It will be years before I give AMD another shot but its nice to see them compete again.
Will Nvidia counter with a 512bit 4GB GTX 780? biggrin.gif
Edited by amstech - 11/2/12 at 9:29am
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Damn, I should have gone AMD. Oh well maybe I'll go AMD when I upgrade in the next 2-3 yrs or so.
I say the same thing. But I am happy with my GTX 670. It looks nice.
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^^ thumb.gif
Maybe you weren't stable to begin with? I didn't have one issue with this driver. I simply ran the install, chose default settings, and it finished. It worked seamlessly. Hell, it did a 11.5K in 3d11, almost 12K in gpu score. The heaven score puts this 680 at the top of the 680 submissions in the Top 30 Heaven competition.

nah I was stable.
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^^ thumb.gif
Maybe you weren't stable to begin with? I didn't have one issue with this driver. I simply ran the install, chose default settings, and it finished. It worked seamlessly. Hell, it did a 11.5K in 3d11, almost 12K in gpu score. The heaven score puts this 680 at the top of the 680 submissions in the Top 30 Heaven competition.

nah I was stable.


Yet you were forced to drop your clocks? headscratch.gif
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For 1080p/1200p and 1440p/1600p the GTX's are still great buys, with untouched PhysX performance.

anybody who can say that the GTX 680 and GTX 670 are great buys at current prices is definitely biased. both these cards need price corrections. GTX 680 at 430 and GTX 670 at 350 bucks would be a start in the right direction.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57413-amd-12-11-never-settle-driver-performance-17.html

" To head AMD off before the lucrative Christmas shopping season, the 600-series needs price drops and a continuation of the Borderlands 2 and Assassin's Creed bundles to remain competitive."
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So, how likely are you to get a 7970 that can do 1300? I had a reference that would only do ~950mhz before it would artifact, and a DCUII Top that would do about 1100 but that was before the ghz edition came out. I'm interested in swapping out my 680 Lightning for one because I run 5760x1200 and the extra Vram would be nice, but my 680 can do 1400+ on air so I guess its a toss up.
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So, how likely are you to get a 7970 that can do 1300? I had a reference that would only do ~950mhz before it would artifact, and a DCUII Top that would do about 1100 but that was before the ghz edition came out. I'm interested in swapping out my 680 Lightning for one because I run 5760x1200 and the extra Vram would be nice, but my 680 can do 1400+ on air so I guess its a toss up.

1400+ on air is pretty golden. I'd be interested seeing some of your benches. I have four 7970s in my quad array that can do 1330. Have you done a Top 30 Heaven run before? Red and green have different scaling in Heaven, but it's consistent so as a measuring tool I can see how well performing your card is. Iirc, a 1350 680 Lightning did about 63fps.
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Yet you were forced to drop your clocks? headscratch.gif

yep flashed back to the WHQL on same settings I was using before +120 core / 525 mem and 100% stable again in all the games I tested (BL2) (MP3) (METRO 2033) etc

oh and stable in heaven did 5 runs no issues. etc.

Maybe since they supposedly pushed the card further for the new beta driver dropping my OC by 50mhz on core/mem wasn't enough.

My thought it the more they push the card the less you can OC and be stable right?

Between the last beta and this WHQL I didn't have to drop my clocks at all.........

Also whenever I was using unstable settings before I could simply get "display driver reset" messages but now I get hard lockups on the new beta driver with a grey screen forcing me to reboot.....

Maybe the new beta just has some kinks they will work out for the next WHQL.....

What I did not do was try to run heaven @ stock on the new beta and compare my score to the OC settings on last WHQL should do that I guess
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