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Which is better?
Edited by Calytrix - 11/21/12 at 6:42am
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Currently the 7970 non-ghz edition beats the gtx680 by far. But if you want physx then you'll have to go nvidia.

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HD 7970 Ghz without a doubt. its clearly faster than GTX 680 and by quite a significant margin in the demanding games.
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The 7970 GHz Edition is the better card.
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..... But if you want physx then you'll have to go nvidia.

Not true. I have it working and many others (source)

Op, 7970 is a better card but most of them are voltage locked now (rev2.0 and higher) except for the Asus & MSI's top cards which are more expensive than the 680.
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Not true. I have it working and many others (source)
Op, 7970 is a better card but most of them are voltage locked now (rev2.0 and higher) except for the Asus & MSI's top cards which are more expensive than the 680.


QFT

My GTX 670 FTW is stronger than the 7970s that I used to have, only because they were voltage locked and, as a result, were abysmal clockers.
Edited by splinterize - 11/21/12 at 12:34pm
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Not true. I have it working and many others (source)
Op, 7970 is a better card but most of them are voltage locked now (rev2.0 and higher) except for the Asus & MSI's top cards which are more expensive than the 680.

Yeah I know there are people who are able to get it working but I've just heard on the internet allot of people have troubles getting it work properly.

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7970 ghz edition is faster and more futureproof
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7970 ghz edition is faster and more futureproof

 

 

Only if the voltage is unlocked.


My 670 FTW beat my now sold 7970 that could only clock to GHZ edition settings.
The truth is that nvidia's and amd's cards are so close when it comes to performance (nvidia win when it comes to power consumption, fyi) that it all comes down to how well your card overclock.

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Not true. I have it working and many others (source)
Op, 7970 is a better card but most of them are voltage locked now (rev2.0 and higher) except for the Asus & MSI's top cards which are more expensive than the 680.
You have to do a workaround to get physx working with an amd card present. It isn't like it just magically works out of the box. And not all users have been able to get it to even work. When I had a 5870 I had a 9800 for physx using the hybrid hack, so it is obviously doable, but I wouldn't assume the OP is willing or even capable of doing this.
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