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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?) ?


Thanks in advance
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Planning a similar upgrade (3 1920x1080p) but I'm just going to run with these two (sig rig) cards till 9xxx...1440 and 1600p is just too many $£$£$s when I can do 3 23 / 24" for £400ish
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Honestly, at your resolution it is dead even between the cards so switching won't make a difference. However, it is new hardware to play with and that's always worth something. biggrin.gif
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whoa, triple thread. how many times did I press submit?

mods please merge http://www.overclock.net/t/1396918/should-i-trade-my-680-for-a-7970
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