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I've seen a single HD 7970 in action. I sold it as fast as I bought it. This is just a beast of microstutter.
Multi-monitor...multi-GPU. Nvidia wins... It's not even close. Forget the benchmarks...just a smoother, superior experience with nvidia.

user error...i switched FROM nvidia TO AMD.....better performance, smoother, just a better overall cards

AMD invented multi monitor...how is surround Superior to eyefinity? lol
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No your looking at the beefed up GHz edition. Look at the regular 7970 compared to the regular 680. 680 wins.

Wait. Can you even buy a regular reference non-GHz edition? lachen.gif

AMD even provides a GHz Ed. BIOS upgrade for owners of the previous version man... Your points get more stupid every time you try.

At people complaining about stutter... Tried using non-beta drivers for CFX and Eyefinity? Because you know, they're BETA...
Sure you get more FPS, but the stutter is not worth it. Wait until AMD fixes the issue (which to my knowledge they're already working on)
   
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No your looking at the beefed up GHz edition. Look at the regular 7970 compared to the regular 680. 680 wins.

Did no one tell you that a 7970 GHz Edition is an AMD reference model? It's not an aftermarket overclock. doh.gif
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Folks, it would be appreciated if you could refrain yourselves from calling each other fanboys. I am not sure whether it's my message that isn't being read but no matter how many times I post a warning message in a thread it just doesn't seem to sink in so it would be appreciated if you could avoid any hostility.Nothing good comes out of it when you start name calling someone.
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Insane looking card.
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So am I the only one who thinks that this card looks terrible? that fan is way to small IMO, and I'm totally not feeling the treadmarks thing.
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I would be more inclined to buy this GPU if the added VRMs and phases, that everyone seems to employ en masse, would actually aid in overclocking the device. They all seem to have the same limits. >_>
     
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I love this is as far as we have gotten in society, bickering about loyalty to a BRAND. Get a life, it's just an inanimate object.
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I love this is as far as we have gotten in society, bickering about loyalty to a BRAND. Get a life, it's just an inanimate object.

Yep. rolleyes.gif
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I owned a 690 previously and realistically, it won't overclock well. The 690 I had would boost to about 1140ish in games, but overclocking would - without exception - put it past the kepler throttle 70C threshold and would lower the overclock every time. So with kepler throttle it will generally negate any type of overclock you attempt even if it's stable. This is on top of the fact that voltage control doesn't exist on the 690.
Crysis 2 or metro 2033 would give me temps above 80C on both GPUs with vsync off. Obviously that isn't good overclocking territory since the kepler throttles at 70C. (this is also why I got rid of the 690 and got 2x MSI lightning 680s instead)
The 690 is not a very good overclocking card -- if you want to overclock you want the MSI lightning 680 (x2). The 690 is a great card, don't get me wrong; however I suspect the 7970 would OC better.

Pretty much this. The 690 is a waste if youre into overclocking but the ares will probably be 1500 dollars making it a total waste of money
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