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I have a 7970 sapphire OC graphic card and I was thinking of swapping it with a 680 GTX 4gb from a friend. Would this be a fair trade for the both of us? Also should I do this or wait for the 280x which should be coming out next week I believe.

What would be a better upgrade an 680 GTX 4 GB or a AMD 280x. Does anyone know when the 280x coming out btw is it really coming out this Tuesday?

Thank you!
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I have a 7970 sapphire OC graphic card and I was thinking of swapping it with a 680 GTX 4gb from a friend. Would this be a fair trade for the both of us? Also should I do this or wait for the 280x which should be coming out next week I believe.

What would be a better upgrade an 680 GTX 4 GB or a AMD 280x. Does anyone know when the 280x coming out btw is it really coming out this Tuesday?

Thank you!

R9 280X is just a HD 7970 at 1 Ghz. so no major perf increase for you. the swap to GTX 680 also is not an upgrade. the best bet is to go for R9 290 and overclock it to the max.
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290 going to be too expensive for me
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Anyone else? EVGA GTX 680 CLASSIFIED 4gb = 7970 3GB or wait for 280x?
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280X will not be a worthy upgrade from the 7970 or even a 7950.2cents.gif
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post #6 of 8
Definitely do not trade. They are almost equal in all respects, and frame stuttering issues don't really affect single cards. And if you do anything with opencl accelerated programs, I believe that card will blow the 680 out of the water.
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I have to agree with everyone else. Your current card is beast. Hold on to it. Don't trade and I would just wait and see what happens when the next gen cards come out and at what price point they come in at.
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Yeah I'm going to wait for the 280x or + Lets see what Tuesday brings us!
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