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post #51 of 64
Another 7970 suggestion here. Go with a decent non-ref cooler, you'll be happy you did. And as others have said, if you want to save a good amount of money and sacrifice almost no real world performance, the 7950 is the way to go.
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post #52 of 64
Dude, get both.
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I will pay shipping to my house for the one you do not want. tongue.gif
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Quote:
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Dude, get both.

That's one heck of a PhysX only card... biggrin.gif
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post #55 of 64
7970 or a heavily OC'ed 7950. I went through two GTX670's and two HD7950's before I personally settled on the MSI R7970 Lightning Boost in my sig redface.gif
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There is too much of this "fan boy" stuff and name calling going on. Even if it's in a joking matter, please don't do the name calling. Please use accurate information to prove your points rather than resorting to names or insults.
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Thread cleaned. Has OP decided? If so maybe we should lock this?
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Thread cleaned. Has OP decided? If so maybe we should lock this?

No, I can't make up my mind.
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post #59 of 64
1.) MSi GTX 680 Lightning or EVGA GTX 680 FTW Edition
2.) next choice HD 7970 GHZ
post #60 of 64
7970 is more powerful
7970 is cheaper
7970 comes with free games
7970 has a bigger bus
7970 has more RAM

680 will choke on upcoming games due to the smaller bus and less ram. New consoles will mean more demanding games, using more ram. TressFX has begun being implemented in games and benefits from compute, which nvidia cheaped out on this generation.

If you plan on only keeping the 680 for a year, then it will probably play the games you want at acceptable frames, although I still wouldn't recommend it with the 7970 offers so much more.
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