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Just wondering what you guys think about the comparison between these two.

Thanks!
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7970 is slightly faster now due to a new driver update. i believe it is also slightly cheaper. the 7970 is a 3gb card so if you're running multimonitor, it will do a better job than the 680
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7970 unless you need nvidia (cuda/physx/etc)
 
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post #4 of 18
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So Radeon has really stepped it up. Wow
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is that sapphire voltage locked??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ujustgotpowned View Post

So Radeon has really stepped it up. Wow

their drivers have as of late at least...
 
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their drivers have as of late at least...
Cool
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I like that because the 7970 is slightly cheaper than the 680.
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Generally the 7970 either ties the 680 or is ahead by a few frames, depending HEAVILY on your game and what review site you happen to be looking at.

Far Cry 3, the newest big launch, shows the GeForce lineup as a whole winning across the board slightly.

http://www.overclock.net/forum/unread/1334666
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Generally the 7970 either ties the 680 or is ahead by a few frames, depending HEAVILY on your game and what review site you happen to be looking at.
Far Cry 3, the newest big launch, shows the GeForce lineup as a whole winning across the board slightly.
http://www.overclock.net/forum/unread/1334666

the OP asked HD 7970 Ghz vs GTX 680. for that the answer is the HD 7970 ghz is faster when tested across a range of games.

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/11/12/fall_2012_gpu_driver_comparison_roundup/

farcry 3 can be tested with different settings to give different results. Farcry 3 uses HDAO to provide the best image quality. With HDAO AMD HD 7970 ghz is easily faster than GTX 680

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Far-Cry-3-PC-217540/Tests/Far-Cry-3-Test-Grafikkarten-CPU-Benchmarks-1036726/

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/12/05/far_cry_3_video_card_performance_preview/2
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