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I currently have 2 ref7970's, I'm looking to trade someone fro a 690 or 2 680's but, is this a good Idea? am I going to see a loss in perf? although I hear Sli is a bit better than CF.... my buddy says that 7970's are WAY better than 680's or a 690... wouldn't mind getting rid of 2 cards for 1 dual GPU setup, so plz sell me on this Idea cause I'm having 2nd thoughts
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7970 CFx will perform about 5% better than a 680 SLi which is about 5% better than a 690, so keep the 2 7970s thumb.gif
     
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I currently have 2 ref7970's, I'm looking to trade someone fro a 690 or 2 680's but, is this a good Idea? am I going to see a loss in perf? although I hear Sli is a bit better than CF.... my buddy says that 7970's are WAY better than 680's or a 690... wouldn't mind getting rid of 2 cards for 1 dual GPU setup, so plz sell me on this Idea cause I'm having 2nd thoughts

I don't see any real reason or gain that you'd have by doing this , i mean sure the Nvidia SLI drivers are slightly better than the CFX drivers but it's not worth it at this point , keep your cards , they are marginally faster than the 690 ( except if you have heat and noise issues in which case it might do you good to take that 690) .
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And what about all the debates with frametimes between AMD and nvidia? It seems that a lot of the frames that fraps reads with amd xfire are little sliverframes and do not really count towards smoothness of the game, quite the opposite infact.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1377275/pcper-frame-rating-comparison-hd-7950-crossfire-vs-gtx-660-ti-sli-full-review

If i were to go 2 gpu's I would go nvidia based on the recent articles about the subject.
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reason I wanna switch is I like new things... lol might sound dumb but I want a change.... I had a GTX470 a wile ago and I loved it! I also like eyecandy like physx (gts450 in my sig died) so out of the options the SLi 680's is prolly best because theyre stronger than a 690? why is that?
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And what about all the debates with frametimes between AMD and nvidia? It seems that a lot of the frames that fraps reads with amd xfire are little sliverframes and do not really count towards smoothness of the game, quite the opposite infact.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1377275/pcper-frame-rating-comparison-hd-7950-crossfire-vs-gtx-660-ti-sli-full-review

If i were to go 2 gpu's I would go nvidia based on the recent articles about the subject.

Rep to you , this is really interesting , according to this SLI plays a lot smoother than i thought thumb.gif
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Rep to you , this is really interesting , according to this SLI plays a lot smoother than i thought thumb.gif

Thanks for the rep. It's my first biggrin.gif No really you should definitely read up on the new benchmarking procedures they have. Gpu reviewing is gonna get a serious overhaul. Check the anandtech website section gpu for a nice article on this so called frametimes. Quite interesting times in the gpu reviewing world.

Very Interesting articles about the subject.


http://techreport.com/review/21516/inside-the-second-a-new-look-at-game-benchmarking

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6857/amd-stuttering-issues-driver-roadmap-fraps

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Rating-Dissected-Full-Details-Capture-based-Graphics-Performance-Testin
Edited by Ribozyme - 4/3/13 at 4:10pm
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Keep your card until you experienced the "stuttering" issue on your setup, there's no reason for switch to a green side. thumb.gif
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