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Poll Results: MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum 3GB or GTX 680 DC2 4GB

 
  • 72% (18)
    ASUS ROG MATRIX 7970-P-3GD5
  • 28% (7)
    ASUS GTX 680 DC2-4GD5
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post #11 of 45
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

That must mean you're an Nvidia fanboy then?

I'm in the middle wink.gif I just hate when people recommend AMD AND Nvidia just "BECAUSE" thumb.gif
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post #12 of 45
Neither to be honest, why are you sticking with Asus? If going for a 680 go with either the MSI Lightning for the 2GB model or EVGA Classified for the 4GB model. If going for a 7970 then I'd go with the MSI Lightning, Sapphire Vapor-X or HIS IceQ version.
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post #13 of 45
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

What if he's a BF3 fan



or a FC3 player



At his res the 680 is a bad buy

hell yeah spot on! The only Game I played on me GTX 680 DC2T 2GB was Battlefield 3 biggrin.gif
post #14 of 45
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hell yeah spot on! The only Game I played on me GTX 680 DC2T 2GB was Battlefield 3 biggrin.gif
What's wrong with your current 680? It's enough for 1600p for the mean time until a new gen comes out.
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post #15 of 45
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Neither to be honest, why are you sticking with Asus? If going for a 680 go with either the MSI Lightning for the 2GB model or EVGA Classified for the 4GB model. If going for a 7970 then I'd go with the MSI Lightning, Sapphire Vapor-X or HIS IceQ version.

PRICE is the key factor plus I've had a pretty good experience with ASUS.
post #16 of 45
just to point out something. Benchmarks are relative to the game. two cards can perform way differently on different games,
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post #17 of 45
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Neither to be honest, why are you sticking with Asus? If going for a 680 go with either the MSI Lightning for the 2GB model or EVGA Classified for the 4GB model. If going for a 7970 then I'd go with the MSI Lightning, Sapphire Vapor-X or HIS IceQ version.

+1 for the EVGA classified or the 7970 lightning , i'd stay away from HIS , their parts quality is not what it used to be.
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post #18 of 45
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What's wrong with your current 680? It's enough for 1600p for the mean time until a new gen comes out.

the VRAM seemed to me was crippling performance in Battlefield 3 when everything was set to maximum and was offered good money for it so sold it redface.gif
post #19 of 45
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the VRAM seemed to me was crippling performance in Battlefield 3 when everything was set to maximum and was offered good money for it so sold it redface.gif
Really? Turn anti-aliasing off, you don't need it at that resolution. With it off you shouldn't have any issues with vram.
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post #20 of 45
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Neither to be honest, why are you sticking with Asus? If going for a 680 go with either the MSI Lightning for the 2GB model or EVGA Classified for the 4GB model. If going for a 7970 then I'd go with the MSI Lightning, Sapphire Vapor-X or HIS IceQ version.

the OP is running 2560 x 1600. the hd 7970 lightning has single link dvi port which means his monitor needs to have a displayport connector. if not he will have to spend 100 dollars on a active minidisplayport to dual link dvi adapter. for alternatives the sapphire hd 7970 ghz vapor-x and his hd 7970 iceq x2 ghz are good ones.
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