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SLi GTX 680 4GB vs XFire 7970 3GB

Poll Results: 680 vs 7970

 
  • 40% (2)
    SLi GTX680 4GB
  • 60% (3)
    XFire 7970 3GB
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post #1 of 9
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I am looking at buying a second GTX680 4GB or second 7970 for a multi GPU setup for my build. I am currently using a single 2560x1440 monitor but may add more (possibly two 24"s down the track).

I have both the 680 and 7970 and would rather keep them then buy a GTX 770 or 780 because in Australia the prices for the new gen cards are crazy... I can get another 7970 for $295 AUD or GTX680 4GB for around $350 AUD. However, I can buy the 7970 right now but I'd have to wait till someone has a 680 4GB card for sale. Both cards will be watercooled by the way.

Thanks
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post #2 of 9
7970 crossfire just for the 384 bit bandwidth.
post #3 of 9
SLI due the infamous frametime and microstutter issues with AMD Crossfire, and AMDs unwillingness to completely fix the problem until late July; almost 1.6 years after the first debut of HD 7970 in December 2011 which is a huge shame.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 6/26/13 at 6:58am
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Klavins View Post

I have both the 680 and 7970 and would rather keep them then buy a GTX 770 or 780 because in Australia the prices for the new gen cards are crazy... I can get another 7970 for $295 AUD or GTX680 4GB for around $350 AUD. However, I can buy the 7970 right now but I'd have to wait till someone has a 680 4GB card for sale. Both cards will be watercooled by the way.

Thanks
Holy moley, where can you find those cards for those prices in Australia!? ebay?
post #5 of 9
Radeon HD 7970 hands down...

Crossfire issues will be fixed very soon, the alternative for crossfire issue is to get RadeonPro and configure profile for each game and fix the issue by yourself in a way. AMD is going to release drivers that fix the issue in July 31st while its rumored that AMD is going to release Radeon HD 8000 series in Q3 2013 so you could wait for 8000 get released and prices of 7970 get down.

AMD cards are better if you plan to game on multiple monitors and in higher resolutions.

nVidia's GPU's on 1440p tank down in single gpu, bandwidth of GPU's is important.

AMD has their GPU's inside Xbox One and PlayStation 4 so there will be better optimizations on day one then on nVIdia's GPU's and if you are doing some computing on your PC then AMD is a clear winner since nVidia has crippled compute units.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by chernobog View Post

Radeon HD 7970 hands down...

Crossfire issues will be fixed very soon, the alternative for crossfire issue is to get RadeonPro and configure profile for each game and fix the issue by yourself in a way. AMD is going to release drivers that fix the issue in July 31st while its rumored that AMD is going to release Radeon HD 8000 series in Q3 2013 so you could wait for 8000 get released and prices of 7970 get down.

AMD cards are better if you plan to game on multiple monitors and in higher resolutions.

nVidia's GPU's on 1440p tank down in single gpu, bandwidth of GPU's is important.

AMD has their GPU's inside Xbox One and PlayStation 4 so there will be better optimizations on day one then on nVIdia's GPU's and if you are doing some computing on your PC then AMD is a clear winner since nVidia has crippled compute units.
The new drivers will come out in more than a month; that's not very soon and they may not even fix the problems. RadeonPro doesn't solve frame pacing and stuttering.
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Might as well wait, and see how the drivers go with AMD!
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Might as well wait, and see how the drivers go with AMD!
Exactly.
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Might as well wait, and see how the drivers go with AMD!

yeah wait and see reviews of amd CF frame pacing driver.
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