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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 VS Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB?

post #1 of 12
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Hi Guys !

Everybody was saying that Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB way better than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680. What is so good about Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB?


So yea, Which GPU that you guys think is better if I'm going for a three 24' monitor set up ? and why ?


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post #2 of 12
If you want to be able to play games at high/ultra settings on 3 1080p monitors you will need more than a single ~$500 GPU. Minimum I would go with Crossfire 7950s, but more power than that if you can afford it.
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post #3 of 12
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Alright, noted.

Personally, I would like to go for Crossfire 7970 since everybody is recommending it. But what is the reason that bring them to think that Crossfire 7970 ?


Thank you for answering my question. Appreciate it! smile.gif

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post #4 of 12
A single 7970 just isn't enough GPU to power an eyefinity setup. If you were gaming on a single 1080p screen it would be more than enough, but it simply isn't enough horsepower for 3 monitors at that resolution. What is your budget and the rest of your system spec so we can better help you?
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by estabya View Post

A single 7970 just isn't enough GPU to power an eyefinity setup. If you were gaming on a single 1080p screen it would be more than enough, but it simply isn't enough horsepower for 3 monitors at that resolution. What is your budget and the rest of your system spec so we can better help you?

I played single 7970 oced on eyefinity forover a year most games where maxed 60fps. others (except crysys 3) where played close to max. 7970x2 played like crap compared to single. dropping settings a little and going with one card was WAY smoother

crossfinity garbage waste of money
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Alright,

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $196.48

CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM $78.99

Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 $168.99

Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $63.99

Storage - Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD $129.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $154.98
Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB $389.99
- Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB $389.99

Case - Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower $99.99

Case Fan - Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm $2.99

Cooler Master - SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm $2.99

Power Supply - Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $99.99

Optical Drive - LG BH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $68.65

Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

Monitor - Asus VS248H-P 24.0" $168.99
- Asus VS248H-P 24.0" $168.99
- Asus VS248H-P 24.0" $168.99

Keyboard - Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 $55.95

Mouse - Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical $43.99

Custom - SteelSeries QcK Heavy Gaming Mouse Pad $24.99
- Creative Aurvana Live Headphones $75.72

Total $2658.60

So yea, here it is!
Basically, I'm putting $800 on my GPU smile.gif
My budget for this gaming computer is around $2700 - 2800.
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post #7 of 12
That doesn't look bad at all. I'd only make a few minor changes.

If you are spending that much on a computer I'd suggest grabbing a 4670k and a z87 board because 1155 isn't going to see any more upgrades.

I'd also suggest a 256gb ssd. Nobody I know that has 128gb doesn't wish they had more. And again, at that price point it's hard not to suggest you step up to the higher capacity.

Rosewill is a descent PSU, but if I were you I'd spend a bit more and go for a corsair, seasonic, etc. something a bit higher quality.
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post #8 of 12
Oh but in your price range 2 7970s is probably your best bet (unless you wanna get a 3-way cfx mobo and get 3 7950s)
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post #9 of 12
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Alright.

I'll consider on the suggestion that you gave me.

But, well, may i know what's the reason that make you think that 7970 suit my comp the best? as i was working on a project that needed me to build the computer and gave them explanation on the item that i choose to be part of my gaming computer.


Thank you for replying me. Appreciate it! ^^

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post #10 of 12
AMD just has the best bang for the buck in multi-monitor setups. The 3gb VRAM of the 7970 coupled with the two powerful GPUs running in crossfire trumps anything that Nvidia has at the same price range. I'd suggest two 780s if you had a larger budget, but those cost almost double what the 7970s do, and it definitely won't give you double the performance.
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