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Should I trade my 680 for a 7970?

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I don't know if I should have posted this in the nvidia forum, but I hope I'll get a few unbiased answers anyhow.

I'm planning to upgrade to triple monitors (5670x1080), and I think 7970 might have an advantage due to vRAM and bus width. However, I can only find benchmarks from March '12, when the 680 launched and AMD had terrible drivers. Will I see a substantial difference if I upgrade to a 7970 (GE?) ?


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Yes if it's a straight trade I would do it. The 7970 ghz edition is generally faster than a 680 and you are correct in thinking 3GB of VRAM will help you for a triple monitor setup too.
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It's pretty much the same card really, but the 7970 does have 3GB of VRAM while the 680 has 2 by default.
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You will have same performance if you gaming on one GPU.
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Yes if it's a straight trade I would do it.

If it's a 7970 GHz Edition & no money loss during the trade, I would do it also thumb.gif
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