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I have a 2560 x 1440 Monitor, and I only have room for 1 card.

Galaxy 680 SOC

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71140&vpn=68NPH6DT6EXZ&manufacture=Galaxy%20Technology

680 Lightning

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127693

Both are roughly in the same price range retail.

Galaxy 680 SOC has highest clock out of box, but almost no benchmarks online, and no word on voltage.

680 Lightning has a whole thread dedicated to overclocking and voltage mods.

Which do you reckon will overclock and perform better?
Edited by TittySambo - 2/14/13 at 2:19pm
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I always recommend MSI in their HD7xxx line up, their all great overclockers and those fans keep the card cool. Get the MSI and dont be dissapointed. Also, as Galaxy hasnt got many reviews etc their customer service etc might be poor compared to a big business like MSI
     
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Lightning no question. Flash the old BIOS and you get voltage control, you won't get that on the GB, plus the MSI cooler is great.
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Which lightning is better, the 680 or the 7970? I haven't read much on the 7970 getting great OC anywhere, meanwhile the 680 lightning getting 1400 mhz and such, but I might be wrong.
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The 7970 lightning does not have a dual link DVI connector which you need for 1440p unless you use a DP and a adapter. I would get the 680.
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GTX 680 Lightning
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as said above the HD 7970 Lightning does not have dual link dvi. if you want only msi lightning go with gtx 680 lightning.

but if you are open to other brands then go with HD 7970 Ghz. at 1440p the HD 7970 Ghz is significantly faster.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_670_FTW_Signature_2/27.html

the HIS HD 7970 iceq x2 ghz is a good option. good cooler. reference HD 7970 PCB with dual 8 pin power connectors. more power phases for better stability and lower temps with extreme overclocking. unlocked voltage. card measures 31.1 cm long. so check if it will fit in your case.

http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-726.shtml
http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,2.html
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/59265-his-hd-7970-iceq-x-hd-7950-iceq-x-review-13.html
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