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dont want AMD GPU had a bad experience with 3870 cf some years ago and I still get mad . I know its a different company now but still it was very bad experience
They're fine now and if you can get over your grudge won't regret getting an AMD card. 7990 would be a good option too but it's not quite as elegant as a 690, even if the 7990 does perform better I'd rather have the 690. It's like a collectors item biggrin.gif
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Yeah and when i was reading reviews and stuff everyone kept mentioning of how good the build quality is even compared to the 680
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Yea the 690 is built like a tank more than a gaming device. I just with they would have gone all out and thrown in 4GB per GPU that would have made it perfect.
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maybe i should get a really good 24inch ips 1920x1080 and keep my 2560x1440 for non gaming related tongue.gif
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maybe i should get a really good 24inch ips 1920x1080 and keep my 2560x1440 for non gaming related tongue.gif

No way! Once you game at 2560x1440 there is no turning back.
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1440p is worth it

my 1 7970 should push everything fine
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My 7950 does just fine and it's only at 880Mhz. The 7970 will be more than adequate.
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How can you guys say a 7970, 7950 is just fine while on benchmarks its a completely different result ?
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How can you guys say a 7970, 7950 is just fine while on benchmarks its a completely different result ?

What are you talking about, exactly? Benchmarks show the 7970 GHz Ed. to be slightly faster than a 680 (and quite a bit faster in a couple, select titles that are highly memory-bandwidth intensive), and a 7950 to be just slightly slower than a 670 ... but with way more OC'ing potential, such that if you get a good OC'er, the 7950 actually competes with an OC'd 680, and wins sometimes.

The AMD cards are fast as hell ... but personally I prefer the nV package and drivers overall. I don't mind giving up a few FPS (for the same $) for the benefits that the nV setup provides, but I could easily see a person choosing differently ... just depends on your priorities thumb.gif

Back to your original question ... I think if the cost is the same, I'd rather have the 690. It's just such a wicked-cool card. Yeah, the 2x4gb setup provides a bit more future-proofing, but, well ... check out this review and keep in mind that the 690 is basically 680's SLI.

The takeaway from that article is that they'd recommend 2 x 680 2GB over 2 x 670 4GB, even at surround resolutions. At a single monitor resolution, one would logically presume that this conclusion would be even MORE true thumb.gif
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am talking about a single 7950 or a single 7970 not being enough to drive games at max on 2560x1440. I didnt say a 7970 is worse or better than a 680..
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