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Hello guys,

I'm trying to decide between two gpus, but I'm kind of confused. At one hand I have the 7970 dcu ii (the dcu ii Top model is out of stock) and on the other hand there is the GTX 680. The 7970 is cheaper by around a hundred dollars more or less. I've heard that the gtx 680 might perform better on fxaa and txaa games or nvidia support─čng games, but I'm reading different opinions all around. Also, I can get a cheaper 2gb zotac gtx 680 but someone told me that I should go with a reference card, but the problem is that it is obviously morr expnsive. Which card should I go with without breaking the bank a lot?

Thank you
post #2 of 26
Do not get the Asus card!!!! The dcu PCB is the single worst 7970 you can get and should be avoided like the plauge. The card had tons of clock issues and being unstable, a basically broken dual link dvi (Google it, I would link it but at work), and its SUPPOSED to be voltage locked. Yes, you read that correctly, the top is supposed to be unlocked while, the regular dcu is meant to be voltage locked.

Go over to their ROG forums and look back at the pages of issues with the cards. You will find some that get unlocked non top and some locked top cards.

Asus dropped the ball and I wouldn't buy an Asus card today if I could avoid it. I stuck with a matrix but at the end of the day I'm still not happy.

If those two cards are you only options pay the extra 100 for the 680 I would, but if you can avoid it get any other brands 7970 even a reference card. Better yet maybe a 7950 if you really want value.

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Ive read that the gtx 679 performs better on most games compared to the 7950. Should I consider the 670? I want to be able to play Far Cry or BF3 max-almost max settings.
post #4 of 26
for the best value for money get a HD 7950 boost. preferably sapphire, his or msi. they have unlocked voltage. at the same clocks HD 7950 is 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,1.html
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/his_radeon_7950_x_iceq_review,1.html

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get 7970 thumb.gif
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I live in Turkey, not just the base model of the card, but the company and model number (dcu ii per say for example) matter also. I'll look into matters a little more and return as there is a vast variety of components to choose from.
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Also something else I'm concerned about is that if I buy a motherboard with an integrated any problems that might occur. Almost all z77 motherboards I have been lookinig at have integrated gpus. Would adding a discrete gpu be allright? Otherwise there is a very limited amount of motherboards I can choose from.
post #8 of 26
I'd get a 7970. There's no point in spending another $100 for similar performance.

Don't worry about mainboards, they're all good to go.
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Thanks!
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I'd seriously save the cash and get a 7950, they're only 3-6% slower in tests and gaming, and a simple easy over clock can get you up to the level of a 7970 without shelling out the extra doe, but if you want the wow factor of having a 7970 like I did, grab it smile.gif they are both fantastic cards that will provide you with years of high res gaming smile.gif
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