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Originally Posted by Nevk View Post

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which one - the LEGO Edition?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1408321/amd-radeon-hd7970-lego-edition

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sell and grab a GTX 780...

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What clocks are you running with on your 680L?

What game is giving you issues?
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

OP if its a HD 7970 which does 1200+ mhz rock stable in games then its a trade worth it. the extra 1GB VRAM is useful . the 1440p resolution is generally more in favour of HD 7970 OC. check the card thoroughly for stability. if its a straight swap its a fair deal.

I went ahead and did the trade. I find it kind of weird overclocking compared to Kepler. On stock voltages (standard bios), my memory can hit 1800mhz-1900mhz without a hitch but trying to get 1100 with a little bump in voltage to 1.2 volts it crashes. I'm still working it out. I like to see what I can do with stock voltages first, then try and max it out whenever I find time throughout ownership of the card. Nothing I play dips below 60fps, no real need to push it really.
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Originally Posted by Sharchaster View Post

If it's trade between the 680 Lightning and 7970 Lightning BOOST EDITION, then go for it.

It shows GHZ edition on the box, but both bios settings don't match a BE bios, at least the one's I've seen searching Google.

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Eh, even if its not the Boost Edition, you can still flash the Boost Edition BIOS to the normal Lightning which turns it into a BE.

True, but from what I've read, wouldn't that just mean the same thing as overclocking it manually?

Or you could just overclock it from 1070mhz to 1150mhz.

Tried that on the core clock using stock volts. Still working out overclocking it to my preferences.
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Originally Posted by 100cotton View Post

What game is using more than 2gb? (Unless it's obviously like modded Skyrim). My 2gb 670 is holding up just fine with surround which is ~69% more pixels than 1440p.

See below. Using HD mods in my fav game brings it over 2GB.

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Originally Posted by malmental View Post

sell and grab a GTX 780...

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Don't have the money. Nor the need for that much power.

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What clocks are you running with on your 680L?

What game is giving you issues?

F1 2012 with Hd mods . Tracks and half the teams alone brought VRAM usage up to 2GB. With the 3 gb, I was finally able to have all cars, garages, and tracks in HD textures. I guess I could have left the in-game models as standard considering most of the cars can't be seen if you're in front as often as I am :-) . The 680L I had before could easily get over 1300mhz on the core and 7000mhz on the memory. It was quite the beast, at least compared tosome of the cards I've had in the past.



Thanks for the advice and opinions guys. I'm really liking the 7970L. For one, it doesn't set fans at %100 reverse at startup like the 680L. It was extremely annoying going into the Mobo bios to make adjustments with the fans running that high. Still haven't had a chance to check the energy usage between the two. That and Tomb Raider looks better with the stupid TressFX hair enabled :-)
Edited by detunedstring - 7/10/13 at 12:05pm
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detunedstring - I said the same thing.
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detunedstring - I said the same thing.
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I can tell by your sig rig :-) Really though, I've got a bad habit of buying relatively high end parts when I don't buy the games that need them until a year later when they're $5 - $10. The 780 is great, but not an extra $250 great for my uses happysmiley.gif
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