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... and I'm not really interested in Bioshock Infinite.

You're kidding, right? thinking.gif
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With serious overclocks up into the 1200MHz range, does the 7970 really surpass the 680?

Yes. Absolutely, unequivocally, in almost ALL titles at all resolutions, particularly the higher ones (suggesting that it has "longer legs" looking toward future games)

Then again, with how late in the life cycle it is, and in the lens of the perpetual upgrade bug, I would personally suggest getting the best 7950 you can and overclocking, then getting a brand new mid-high range card in 18 months (after some price drops). You'll get all the 1080p performance you could need currently (overclocked, the 7950 is as beastly as the 7970ghz at stock), you'll be able to sell your card still in 18 months to recover costs, and price wise, you'll end up spending about the same in the end.
Edited by willibj - 4/13/13 at 10:41pm
post #12 of 98
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I'm seeing a trend of 7970. Any NVIDIA fans out there? lol

With serious overclocks up into the 1200MHz range, does the 7970 really surpass the 680?

Not "really" surpass, but I think with that overclocks, 7970 will outperform 680 in most cases, especially when you play at higher resolution.
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If you don't care at all about price but just raw performance, the GTX Titan is the ultimate expression of that sentiment. Its 6GB of VRAM will certainly be more than enough.

In the sub-$500 NVIDIA range, something like the GTX 670 FTW is a good price/performance contender. There's also a 4GB version of it if you want more than the standard 2GB of VRAM.

You cant seriously be recommending a Titan for 1080p.
There is having money to burn, and there is being flat out stupid, and a titan at that res would be the latter.

For 1080p I can see a 670 or even a 660ti lasting you 2 years pretty well.
You can also go with a 7970 or 7950 in a pinch.
Not that those arent the obvious recommendations.

If you want to go multi card again, SLI 570s is a monster, same with 480/580, and you could probably grab a pair of 6950/6970s on the marketplace.
All would be pretty cheap.

My Advice is a 7970.
Better overclocking and a more reasonable price.
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I'm seeing a trend of 7970. Any NVIDIA fans out there? lol

With serious overclocks up into the 1200MHz range, does the 7970 really surpass the 680?

clock for clock HD 7970 is faster. with overclocking you need 100 - 150 mhz higher clocks on GTX 680 to stay close to HD 7970. even then the GTX 680 cannot come close in few games which are bandwidth hungry like sleeping dogs, metro 2033, crysis warhead. when you compare a HD 7970(1200 mhz) against a GTX 680(1300 Mhz) the HD 7970 wins more games.
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You cant seriously be recommending a Titan for 1080p.
There is having money to burn, and there is being flat out stupid, and a titan at that res would be the latter.

Of course I wasn't being serious in expecting OP to get a Titan, but as the first post originally read there was no price limitation and an emphasis on performance. That's why I lead with the Titan, and then downshifted in the same post to the 670 FTW.
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post #16 of 98
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Not "really" surpass, but I think with that overclocks, 7970 will outperform 680 in most cases, especially when you play at higher resolution.

Not to pick at too fine a point, but "outperform" is synonymous with "surpass" really, isn't it? I get your point though, the difference is relatively negligible in many cases.
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Not to pick at too fine a point, but "outperform" is synonymous with "surpass" really, isn't it? I get your point though, the difference is relatively negligible in many cases.

lol...I don't know...You can ask USA/England People in here...I say outperform means 680 still can give a chance to compete against 7970. Even 7970 "still" wins against 680 (hell overclocked). But the difference between both it's not too far.
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OP, i play exactly the same games you play, and to be honest .... 600$ MAX = MSI PE 660 ti SLI....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697

I would have said 7950 X-fire, but x-fire is not the way to go if you want smooth gameplay, at least until they fix the runt frames and latency issues tongue.gif ... Go with 660ti SLI... it will tide you at least 2-3 generations @ 1080p wink.gif

I have dual 660 NON TI, which is slower than the 660 ti and i get this framerates.

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OP, i play exactly the same games you play, and to be honest .... 600$ MAX = MSI PE 660 ti SLI....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697

I would have said 7950 X-fire, but x-fire is not the way to go if you want smooth gameplay, at least until they fix the runt frames and latency issues tongue.gif ... Go with 660ti SLI... it will tide you at least 2-3 generations @ 1080p wink.gif

I have dual 660 NON TI, which is slower than the 660 ti and i get this framerates.

Price/performance would you really recommend him to go with the 660ti SLI ($600)? I just got your setup, SLI gtx660 non ti ($340), and it runs nearly max everything on 1080p. If I were the OP, I'd just get SLI gtx660's and pocket the extra $250 for something else. The setup performs better than a gtx680 ($500) at 1080p for 2/3rd's of the price. The SLI 660TI's do have a slight performance increase from the SLI 660 but that slight performance is definitely not worth the extra $250 that you would spend on it.
Edited by poetik - 4/13/13 at 11:08pm
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I would look on ebay for a used GTX 690. They occasionally pop up on Ebay UK for around £600 which, allowing for the fact we pay horrific taxes over here, would be about $500 in the States. Its the best GPU on the planet.
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