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680 or 7970 for 2560x1440

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What should I go for to get the best performance?
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7970
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Unless you want the 680 for a specific reason *physX or 3D*, the 7970 is the better buy by far.
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Spend 10 mins searching this topic and you will see, in a very convincing fashion, the 7970 is by far the most recommended card atm.
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No doubt. get the HD 7970. At 1440p its a no contest and the HD 7970 Ghz wins significantly. the Gigabyte HD 7970 Ghz (1.1 Ghz) is a good option. excellent cooler.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu_driver_comparison_roundup/3
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