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Not sure what this guy is talking about. 7970ghz is faster in BF3 than a 680. Not sure why you would spend more money on something slower but I guess everything has their thing rolleyes.gif

When you have two cards as closely matched as a 7970 and 680, raw framerates mean nothing. It's about the better overall experience.

60 fps. is useless if it's stuttering all over the place. rolleyes.gif
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When you have two cards as closely matched as a 7970 and 680, raw framerates mean nothing. It's about the better overall experience.
60 fps. is useless if it's stuttering all over the place. rolleyes.gif

I used 7970 xfire for a long time prior to getting 680s and I had no MS. I really feel like its specific to a couple of games like skyrim - I never had such issues. Skyrim definitely runs better on nvidia, but you can also say the same for some titles on AMD. Shrug.

Still, I find it silly that this thread has devolved into AMD vs nvidia. Again. Whyyy.
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Guys. I have a 5850, I see your'e all having issues wondering what your'e going to upgrade your 7xxx series up from. I have a solution. Just buy me a new card and I'll be the happy customer.

Problem solved. I get a card, I'm happy, you guys give me a card...you get good karma. Win - win?
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Guys. I have a 5850, I see your'e all having issues wondering what your'e going to upgrade your 7xxx series up from. I have a solution. Just buy me a new card and I'll be the happy customer.
Problem solved. I get a card, I'm happy, you guys give me a card...you get good karma. Win - win?

When the new 790/8990 comes out I'll give you a screaming deal on my 690. By then it will only be 6-8 months old.
 
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When the new 790/8990 comes out I'll give you a screaming deal on my 690. By then it will only be 6-8 months old.

Sir, I am not a fanboy and I like screaming deals, so you do just that. Holla at me, your milkshake will bring me to your yard.
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When you have two cards as closely matched as a 7970 and 680, raw framerates mean nothing. It's about the better overall experience.
60 fps. is useless if it's stuttering all over the place. rolleyes.gif

Problem is the low frame rates of the 680 make games run choppy as heck so it's better to go 7970. Ever try to play a game with low fps? Chop chop chop. The "smoothness" myth is like a toyota corolla owner talking about how he lost the race against a Ferrari but he managed a consistent 80mps so he he was smooth while losing. Meanwhile the Ferrari bounced around between 150 and 200 and beat the snot out of the corolla but the ride wasn't smoooooth.
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I would much prefer a nice Dual GPU card with a custom Water Block.
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Problem is the low frame rates of the 680 make games run choppy as heck so it's better to go 7970. Ever try to play a game with low fps? Chop chop chop. The "smoothness" myth is like a toyota corolla owner talking about how he lost the race against a Ferrari but he managed a consistent 80mps so he he was smooth while losing. Meanwhile the Ferrari bounced around between 150 and 200 and beat the snot out of the corolla but the ride wasn't smoooooth.

You're acting like the 7970 is being compared to the 580 here or something. ( Though when AMD did that, they charged $550 for the 7970, but that's besides the point )

The low frame rates of the 680? kookoo.gif

The differences in FPS are very minor, and it's already been proven ( aka not a myth ) that the new BETA drivers brought Frame Latency issues to the 7xxx series. So yea, prove how the 680 CHOP CHOP CHOPS or stop posting non-sense.

My gosh, look at the low FPS numbers of the 680 compared to the 7970 rolleyes.gif.







In case you have a hard time reading those charts.

The first result is overclocked, the 2nd is stock.

What do you know? the 680 is FASTER when comparing stock vs stock.

There are no 680 OC numbers here, since this was a 7970 GHZ review.

Point is, they are so close to each other that only fool would claim that one "destroys" the other.

Want to talk about a stutterfest? Talk to people who are using 7970 CFX and can't even run Far Cry 3 a "Gaming Evolved Title"
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FC3 is definitely broke on AMD gpu's. My single 580 outperforms both of my 7970's...
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Thank you, because I thought I was losing my mind.

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And the gtx690 will still destroy it on BF3. Next.......................
Doubt it, it would be more like 2 680's, which blow a single 690 out of said water...
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I always gotta wonder what kind of profits (if any) these things draw.
I mean, R&D on a thing like this has gotta be pretty high, and they only make a couple thousand of them IIRC. Don't see how it can be very profitable at all. Maybe the expense is thought of as a way of marketing? Futhering the image/brand sorta deal?
thinking.gif

I don't think it would cost too much extra to produce the card. Dual GPUs on a single card are nothing new, closed loop coolers aren't either. Considering that the card will likely be in the $1500+ range I would think that if enough sell that there would be a pretty nice sizable profit.
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