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I just got an email this morning from Asus stating that they do not have any available 7970 DC2T's to send back to me so they're offering me a 680 DC2 4gb version instead. Should I take the offer or wait for a available 7970? I haven't had the chance to use the 7970 any because it died on boot so I don't know first hand the difference between the two cards.
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post #2 of 11
Take it IMO smile.gif nice upgrade
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Indeed. Both cards are approximately equal in power depending on the benchmark site you look at. The 680 is a monstrously powerful card that uses less power than a 7970, puts out less heat, runs quieter, and has PhysX and CUDA plus an extra gig of VRAM. I'd say accept their offer. biggrin.gif

For reference:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121705
$569

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121560
$434

Notice that Newegg is out of stock too.... thinking.gif
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post #4 of 11
If you didn't plan on adding voltage to the cards, then sure take the 680. You are only running at 1920x1080, if you had no plans to add voltage then the 680 would be a good card for you. Just make sure you clean out your drivers when you swap cards.

If nothing else you could always leave the card in the box and sell it to some one on the green team, then go back out and buy another 7970 and have another $100 in your pocket for your trouble thumb.gif
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post #5 of 11
damn sorry about the card. as for what to do. that 680 is amazing for sure. if it was me i would do it. if i was to send my 680 to RMA and was offered that card, i would do that.

you can't go wrong with either card just that if you were buying this, i would say got the the AMD card. thumb.gif
post #6 of 11
Oh man def take that !! No brainer, if you don't like it, sell and pocket the difference! smile.gif
     
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post #7 of 11
I concur with what everyone has stated, take the GTX680 and sell it. there are some good hd7970 deals with the free games which is neat.
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I concur with what everyone has stated, take the GTX680 and sell it. there are some good hd7970 deals with the free games which is neat.

Or use it lol the 2g one I have plows through ultra everything on every game so far, and 4gb nice for multi monitor setups. If your an amd fanboy and will melt if goes in your rig, then sell immed and buy another 7970 with 2-3 free games
     
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post #9 of 11
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Thanks everyone, all posts make tons of sense. I failed to factor in the price differences between the two and didn't even realize that I could sell it just in case I do feel like selling. I'll take it since it's now the obvious thing to do.
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post #10 of 11
I didn't even check before posting my own thread on this matter.......your post is so much more concise than mine too..... *ashamed*
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