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post #1 of 27
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Should i swap my GTX690 @ 1200Mhz for

- 2x 7970GHz Editions or
- Sell for $1000 ?
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post #2 of 27
Sell it. I can get 2 7970's for $600 here used.
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post #3 of 27
Long as it's a clean swap, I would...

I swapped my GTX 680 Lightning for the Matrix 7970 Platinum and don't regret it one bit biggrin.gif

reference 7970 GHz is about ~5% faster than reference GTX 680 across various resolutions. It is also voltage-unlocked therefore can be overclocked much more aggressively thus increasing that performance gap. 7970 also come better equipped with more video memory and a wider bus width all of which are critical at higher resolution with high quality settings on. 680s are less equipped (2GB / 256-bit bus) therefore at higher resolutions and higher settings their performance takes a hit.
post #4 of 27
You can sell your used 690 for a grand? I doubt that...

But, if your case can handle the two 7970s and it fits your fancy then why not.
post #5 of 27
He does live in Australia wink.gif

As others have said a pair of 7970s can usually be bought for less than a 690, but perhaps not in AUS.

If performance is your main concern, I would swap.
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post #6 of 27
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bump gimme suggestions!
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post #7 of 27
I would do it, 2 7970's would for sure be faster then a 690 at only 1200. It should be a pretty good upgrade depending on the quality of the 7970's.
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post #8 of 27
Why do you need the possible 10% performance max?
I am noting trolling I am just curious?
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post #9 of 27
If it is a straight trade, two 7970s for one 690, then I'd keep the 690. Two 7970s may perform better, but they are not the same price.
post #10 of 27
The 690 is a powerful card, is it falling short in some area? I mean seriously my friends got one and it will max out any game without breaking a sweat, really more of a side-grade. You should fill in your specs so we can see what other hardware you running e.g. monitor/monitors configuration trust me it helps when you ask for advice or help, anyway have fun whatever you decide fellow aussie.thumb.gif
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