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my old 580 has served me well, but its showing its age a little here and there. its time to buy a new GPU. I'm not a fan of multi GPU setups, so i'm not considering the 690 or 7990. So, right now my choices are GTX 680, HD 7970 Ghz edition & Titan.

The 7970 seems to be a good choice, especially for the price. but a recent Tech Report article about micro-stuttering in AMD cards is worrying me a little. The 680 seems ok, but it bugs me how its more expensive and slower than AMD cards. Therefore, the Titan is my preferred choice at the moment, despite obvious cost to performance disadvantage. At least it's the fastest single GPU cards out there.

I'd really like some comments from the community about the pros and cons of purchacing any one of these cards. I'm especially concern about the purpoted 7970 microstuttering issues.
Edited by dantoddd - 3/4/13 at 8:41am
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Err, the 680 has been depromoted to 2nd, the GTX Titan is winning now. Budget? I would go for a nice 7970
     
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Err, the 680 has been depromoted to 2nd, the GTX Titan is winning now. Budget? I would go for a nice 7970

budget isn't a restraint, but i want to stick to one GPU.
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7970 would be best budget / performance wise. You can always use the program RadeonPro to reduce microstuttering.

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budget isn't a restraint, but i want to stick to one GPU.

Titan it is! biggrin.gif
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Off Topic - I cant wait until someone merges two Titans onto 1 PCB, that would be epic!

On Topic - Pony up $1000 and buy a Titan, or for a 3rd of that get a 7970 which in turns has a third of the power
     
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with regards to frame latency on HD 7970 not every game is affected. AMD resolved frame latency issues in specific affected games in 13.2 beta - skyrim, borderlands 2, guild wars 2. the new memory manager is expected to resolve the problem for any DX11 / DX 10 games affected like farcry 3 and hitman absolution. games like bf3, crysis 3 play without any frame latency issues. get a voltage unlocked HD 7970 Ghz like HIS HD 7970 Iceq x2 ghz or sapphire hd 7970 ghz vapor-x.
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Off Topic - I cant wait until someone merges two Titans onto 1 PCB, that would be epic!

On Topic - Pony up $1000 and buy a Titan, or for a 3rd of that get a 7970 which in turns has a third of the power

You'll never see a Titan X2 for the simple fact it would need 500W to power

OP.. What games do you play?
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Errr. No excuse as the 7990 draws 580@load.

I think OP said the games in the Op
     
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