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Trifire'd 7970's or Tri-SLI 680's 4gb

Poll Results: 680's or 7970's or something else?

 
  • 60% (59)
    7970 Trifire (non Ghz)
  • 27% (27)
    680 4Gb Tri-SLI
  • 11% (11)
    Another option that I have not considered...
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post #1 of 134
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Hey there fellas,

Want to drive a res of 7680 x 1440, so need a bit of graphics potential...

So what would be better? 4gb 680's or 7970's?

And try and include reasons, I could care less about the old red vs. green camp flamewars...

Another thing I want to do is watercool all of them... So that rules out the majority of 7970 Ghz cards. (Are there waterblocks for any of them now?)

Cheers in advance,
s0up2up
post #2 of 134



What would be better is:

  1. HD 7970 Trifire or
  2. HD 7950 Trifire or
  3. GTX 670 2GB Tri-SLI




Don't get the GTX 680 4 GB.

The 4GB version of the GTX 6xx series is gimmick because of their small 256bit memory bus (192 GB/sec) that cannot suffice providing enough bus width for 4 GB

SOURCE


This is the difference in FPS from a 2GB to 4GB







You are better getting the HD 7970 TriFire

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Edited by KaRLiToS - 4/6/13 at 10:34pm
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post #3 of 134
i recommend X79 system for tri (sli or xfire) or wait for haswell. also, a minimum 1200W in case you want to do quad.
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post #4 of 134
But trifire is a microstuttering, runt frame producing nightmare. SLI is a lot better, especially with more than 2 cards.

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post #5 of 134
By all means go for the 7970s, I can't be bothered to say everything that Karlitos perfectly explained to ya! thumb.gif

I hope you're going to get your cards elsewhere, I heard prices don't there are horrible! tongue.gif
post #6 of 134
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Originally Posted by frjoethesecond View Post

But trifire is a microstuttering, runt frame producing nightmare. SLI is a lot better, especially with more than 2 cards.

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This , i've seen my share of microstutter hell to be able to recommend SLI all the way there was even a thread where they compated 7950 SLI to 660ti SLI and the 660ti SLI was A LOT smoother in 4\5 games , in the 5th game they were even thumb.gif
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post #7 of 134
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But trifire is a microstuttering, runt frame producing nightmare. SLI is a lot better, especially with more than 2 cards.

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i never really noticed that problem like some of these guys . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1293444/does-every-sli-rig-microstutter
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post #8 of 134
Oh lordey The mis information here, I've got quad 7970s using eyefinity 3* 2560x1440, I don't get microstutter, I don't get random fps dips, All this frame time nonsense is exactly that, And crossfire isn't riddled with problems


My vote's on the 7970s
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post #9 of 134
7970 of course.
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post #10 of 134
4 GB GTX 680 Vs 2 GB GTX 680 is not in any way faster or better and there is no games right not that use more then 2 GB of VRAM

Go with 7970 Crossfire
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