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Hello,

I know that posting this here in the Nvidia forums that I may get a bunch of "Yeah, great trade!" biggrin.gif. However, I own the 7970s 3 GB (in fact, the only cards that I have ever owned were ATI/AMD cards) right now and I have not owned any Nvidia cards. The 7970s are a couple of great cards, but I was thinking about making the switch to Nvidia. What do you think?

Thank you in advance for any advice, help and/or suggestions.
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Hello,

I know that posting this here in the Nvidia forums that I may get a bunch of "Yeah, great trade!" biggrin.gif. However, I own the 7970s 3 GB (in fact, the only cards that I have ever owned were ATI/AMD cards) right now and I have not owned any Nvidia cards. The 7970s are a couple of great cards, but I was thinking about making the switch to Nvidia. What do you think?

Thank you in advance for any advice, help and/or suggestions.

Are your Gigabyte 7970s voltage locked?? If they are how high can you OC them? If you couldn't get them above 1100-1150mhz I say it is a good trade for 680s that can OC to/above 1300mhz.
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Are your Gigabyte 7970s voltage locked?? If they are how high can you OC them? If you couldn't get them above 1100-1150mhz I say it is a good trade.

Yeah, they are brand new and voltage locked. 1135 is the highest that I have read about on stock voltage.
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Yeah, they are brand new and voltage locked. 1135 is the highest that I have read about on stock voltage.

The EVGA 680 Sigs might be louder as they are blower cards(Sig2s are Custom Fan cooled ), but if 1135 is the best you can get out of your 7970 then I think that's an upgrade.
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How hot will the cards run, though, if I overclock them? And, 2 GBs is plenty of VRAM for the next couple of years?
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So, I was not able to trade, but I picked up two of these for $350 a piece:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130780

Good deal? How will those hold up against the Gigabyte HD 7970 3GB?
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So, I was not able to trade, but I picked up two of these for $350 a piece:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130780

Good deal? How will those hold up against the Gigabyte HD 7970 3GB?

If they can do 1250mhz+ and good memory OC(very likely) they should offer better performance than your pair of 1135mhz 7970s. At $350 a piece definitely a good deal thumb.gif
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