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With all your responses I am still uncertain as which to buy, but I am leaning more towards a Radeon 7970 GHz 3GB.

It comes down to price and what you prefer. Both cards kick butt when it comes to gaming (they trade blows). If you don't mind spending the extra cash, buy the 680. If you don't have a preference, save some cash & buy the 7970GHz. The higher the resolution you go from 1080p, the 7970 starts inching in the lead but definitely not by much. For the cost of the 7970GHz, Nvidia can't beat it
Now, the choice is yours thumb.gif

BTW...Don't waste your money on that 7970GHz 6Gb whistle.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/17/13 at 3:36pm
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Yea I plan on going with an i7 3930k since I have a feeling the price will drop once Haswell hits the market.
Thank you, this benchmark provided some great insight for me.

Am still working on the SLI numbers
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post #23 of 74
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

It comes down to price and what you prefer. Both cards kick butt when it comes to gaming (they trade blows). If you don't mind spending the extra cash, buy the 680. If you don't have a preference, save some cash & buy the 7970GHz. The higher the resolution you go from 1080p, the 7970 starts inching in the lead but definitely not by much. For the cost of the 7970GHz, Nvidia can't beat it
Now, the choice is yours thumb.gif

BTW...Don't waste your money on that 7970GHz 6Gb whistle.gif

Thank you for the feedback.


When looking at the 7970 GHz 3GB does anyone know how the XFX Double D stands up against the Sapphire Vapor-X? Cooling? Noise level?
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I would go for the vapor-x over the double D as I have heard the cooling and silence is better. Just my 2cents.gif
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I would go for the vapor-x over the double D as I have heard the cooling and silence is better. Just my 2cents.gif

Thanks, I've been reading the same things.
post #26 of 74
Yeah, i also think that 3gb is just fine and anymore for only a single 1080p monitor will be a waste of money. In terms of performance, the 7970 ghz edition is more powerful than the 680, and the stock 7970 is almost the exact same performance as the stock 680. Save a few bucks and get the 7970 thumb.gif
post #27 of 74
As we have seen recently if u plan on Eli/crossfire, then the 680 will deliver better resolts, single card I would personally be going for the 7970, and the vapor chamber one is apparently really quiet
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post #28 of 74
HD 7970 6GB is just way overpriced for few more features.

I would go with the Sapphire Dual-X 7970 (Why? Because I prefer Sapphire, they have unlocked voltage and the cooler is awsome)

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost

$399.99
Save: $20.00 (5%)
$379.99 after $20.00 rebate card
Free Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Crysis 3 & Bioshock, limited offer

Look at this beautiful thing wink.gif




Or get GTX 670 2GB
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post #29 of 74
This is a 7950 with a 1.1Ghz clock speed



I can run 4xMSAA+4xTrSSAA+MLAA and never have the gane drop below 45fps, that is something you can simply not get with an Nvidia card as they completely choke when you use high IQ.

If I force the game to render Very High settings in DX9 mode the average jumps up to 80fps and minimum over 60fps.

The performance hit for turning on Anti-aliasing is very very low on the AMD cards because of the high amounts of memory bandwidth they have.
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This is a 7950 with a 1.1Ghz clock speed

I can run 4xMSAA+4xTrSSAA+MLAA and never have the gane drop below 45fps, that is something you can simply not get with an Nvidia card as they completely choke when you use high IQ.

If I force the game to render Very High settings in DX9 mode the average jumps up to 80fps and minimum over 60fps.

The performance hit for turning on Anti-aliasing is very very low on the AMD cards because of the high amounts of memory bandwidth they have.

For single GTX 680 and Crysis@16xQ AVG FPS 55.56.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AA 16xQ


AAX0 AVG 82.46

Edited by Wille114 - 4/18/13 at 12:56am
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