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Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

I like how every is recommending this or recommending that and arguing over which performs best, but no one seems to concerned or asking the question- why is his 680 overheating?
It appears the main reason he is considering the swap is due to heat and noise- 2 7870s are going to generate more heat and noise than a single 680.

If there is a problem with his cooling then its going to affect the 7870s as well. It would be useful if the OP answered the questions I asked in post number 16 so we can determine if the cause of the high temperatures.

HE said it gets hot, as in he probably can't OC any higher because he hit his OC temp wall.
7870's in CF would give he a pretty good lead over this gtx680, even more so if he clocked the living crap out of them. Realistically you would be looking at gaming power closer to a titan then a standard gtx680 with 7870cf. While AMD's CF fix only a few months away making the trade doesn't seem so bad. If you plan on using the cards for another year or so.

Personally I would probably do it, just given the fact that the CF fix is on the horizon. Plus I never really had a problem with SLI not being smooth, CF would be no different with correct drivers. Though Power usage will be higher and your system will dump more heat into your room.


Also that entire frame time thing no longer effects single AMD cards only CF, If you look at current single card frame times AMD is actually doing better then Nvidia in most games. If AMD pulls the same thing with CF, you would have a tech that not only scales better but also able to be smoother.
Edited by DzillaXx - 5/9/13 at 4:46am
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Check your coke-bottles wink.gif ...He tells us the model-type in post #1 and I had quoted him in post #20 whistle.gif

His first post is edited.

"Edited by Shishir - Yesterday at 2:18 pm"

He edited his first post, and added the actual model type later, after I had already posted. Also, I am not quite sure why you feel the need to strike such an aggressive tone towards me.
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His first post is edited.

"Edited by Shishir - Yesterday at 2:18 pm"

He edited his first post, and added the actual model type later, after I had already posted. Also, I am not quite sure why you feel the need to strike such an aggressive tone towards me.

Calm down fella, I had winked at you after the comment to indicate I messin' with you. I apologize since you did not pick up on that smile.gif
post #34 of 45
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HE said it gets hot, as in he probably can't OC any higher because he hit his OC temp wall.

No. He said his 680 is running hot and noisily- he never mentioned overclocking, his card is running at stock.

What you are waffling on about is irrelevant for the time being. If he has a cooling issue in his case then two 7870 in CF is not going to run any cooler than a single 680, if anything it will run hotter.

It doesn't look like the OP is going to be posting again in this thread but if he does then we need to establish whether he has a cooling issue in his case or not.
We need to know: What case fans he has, how many he has and in what configuration they are in, If he has decent cable management, if his case & fans are full of dust or not, which 680 he owns, if he has tried re applying the TIM and what his GPU fan profile set to.
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i would go for the dual 7870 gb oc are great cards
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I would just sell your GTX 680 for a 7970.
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No. He said his 680 is running hot and noisily- he never mentioned overclocking, his card is running at stock.

What you are waffling on about is irrelevant for the time being. If he has a cooling issue in his case then two 7870 in CF is not going to run any cooler than a single 680, if anything it will run hotter.

It doesn't look like the OP is going to be posting again in this thread but if he does then we need to establish whether he has a cooling issue in his case or not.
We need to know: What case fans he has, how many he has and in what configuration they are in, If he has decent cable management, if his case & fans are full of dust or not, which 680 he owns, if he has tried re applying the TIM and what his GPU fan profile set to.

So he has a chance to get a pretty decent fps gain for free. 7870's don't really run hot and are not loud. Sure his system will dump out more heat but GPU temps should be more then fine. Especially if they are the blower type (a style of card good for poor cases and multicard setups) what would be great for what he was to do.


Really his case shouldn't be the problem or not the major one, if the gpu uses fans and you don't have a card under it blocking air flow you should be fine. Hell I run a hotter running card in a HTPC case that with out a doubt has worse GPU cooling abilities. Still no problem with heat. While his problem (if it happening at stock) is more likely a TIM issue then anything. Still doesnt get past the fact that 7870CF is a good deal faster, and with future CF drivers it will further show that advantage of having more GPU power.
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If it's a clean trade I don't see why not. Two 7870s will soundly beat the 680 and 7970

All this heat talk is trivial just make sure you have good airflow
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All this heat talk is trivial just make sure you have good airflow

How the hell is it trivial? For all we know his case and fans could be clogged up with cat hair causing the high temperatures on his 680- which will still be an issue with the 7870s.

We need to know the cause of the high temperatures on his 680.
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How the hell is it trivial? For all we know his case and fans could be clogged up with cat hair causing the high temperatures on his 680- which will still be an issue with the 7870s.

We need to know the cause of the high temperatures on his 680.

Hence why I added that he/she needs to ensure case is getting proper airflow or it could just be that he's running a reference 680 like the ECS 680. Those can get toasty
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