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    Should i go for Dual 6970 or Single 7970 ?

    Okay i am using a AX850 from corsair

    I am doing a Dual rad water cooling build

    Since 7970 is already out quite some time... should i go for the old cards or the new ones ?

    May i know is 7970 power hungry ?
    Building a mATX build and need advice on Chassis capable of SLi with no problems and able to install a decent CPU cooler

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    Quote Originally Posted by aya90 View Post
    Okay i am using a AX850 from corsair

    I am doing a Dual rad water cooling build

    Since 7970 is already out quite some time... should i go for the old cards or the new ones ?

    May i know is 7970 power hungry ?
    I'd go with a single 7970. It doesn't use hardly any more power then a 6970, and the performance will be similar.

    Plus it'll be cheaper, since you won't have to buy 2 WBs.
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    7970 uses slightly less power than the 6970 from what I can find out.
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    Read the overclockers.com review of the 7970 here:
    http://www.overclockers.com/amd-rade...s-card-review/

    Shows power consumption of the 6970 VS 7970 plus benchmarks.

    7970 uses less then 6970 when idling, but a little more when under load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notJUSTguitar View Post
    Read the overclockers.com review of the 7970 here:
    http://www.overclockers.com/amd-rade...s-card-review/

    Shows power consumption of the 6970 VS 7970 plus benchmarks.

    7970 uses less then 6970 when idling, but a little more when under load.
    I hadn't even seen that review. I was looking on another site. Still isn't far off from what I read though. Maybe they got some of their numbers mixed up on the load consumption.
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    I'd go for the gigabyte windforce, and overclock it till 1300 mhz :-D

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    u just going for an ati card or not thinking of venturing into nvidia territory? I see you have a gtx 580? why not just sli them or got for a 680 which outperforms the 7970 for the same price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xander89 View Post
    u just going for an ati card or not thinking of venturing into nvidia territory? I see you have a gtx 580? why not just sli them or got for a 680 which outperforms the 7970 for the same price?
    and then what does he all the time, just playing and using the pc??
    no driverfix searches, no social interaction with posting about issues and so on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by qiplayer View Post
    and then what does he all the time, just playing and using the pc??
    no driverfix searches, no social interaction with posting about issues and so on...
    Hey now, I'm not having any issues.

    Maybe because I've avoided the last couple of driver updates and stuck with one that worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldakoopa View Post
    Hey now, I'm not having any issues.

    Maybe because I've avoided the last couple of driver updates and stuck with one that worked.
    I was writing such a nice response and safari crashed on my f*cking iphone!!!!!

    Yea I'm in the red team too and not having big problems, yes the sidescreens turn off if there is a dark image on them, but that't doesn't disturb me much.
    As the screen turn soon on again.
    And I'm not using the bezel compensation to not miss something important happening on that 2 inches between the screens.
    It's not at all because catalist control center crashed every time I tried to set the compensation.

    I'm also tankful to microsoft cos everytime I play a new game I remember I'm using windows
    -safari crashed 4 time until now-
    ...because the image and the mousepointer are completely messed up.
    So I remember I have to disable the "avoid resize of the image in case of high dpi values".
    How cud I live with xp when the automatical rescaling of the page didn't exist yet.


    By the way isn't this technology a bit crappy?
    The iphone isn't crashing just because i closed all other windows. And I am costantly saving the page...

    About amd and 7970, I thought to get 3 of these or 2 7990, but the driver support only crossfire. So big spenders go praying 4 new drivers or go green. I can't go green team man. By the way iphone crashed twice again! Crap technology of 2012!!!!
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    I hope with os 8.3 and 60gb of ram on a quadcore that beats the gtx690, apple will fix this iphonecrashing issue when writing more than 3 lines of text on a forum.
    Let's see what technology deserve us. I can't wait to make videocalls again with iphone 17, by that time we will have a hologram keyboard and teletransport of goods worldwide.
    Can't wait to misstakenly call my girlfriend like my virtualone that would be perfect beside some random system crash and the wish for her to kill me.
    Yea I went abit offtopic sorry guys.
    Yea if you want go with a 7970 or a gtx680 if you don't need computing power.

    Cheers from the pre-economicalbankrupting europe.

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    Yeah, I'm also not using a 79xx and I'm not crossfiring or using multiple monitors. So the amount of problems I could encounter is at a minimum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qiplayer View Post
    I hope with os 8.3 and 60gb of ram on a quadcore that beats the gtx690, apple will fix this iphonecrashing issue when writing more than 3 lines of text on a forum.
    Let's see what technology deserve us. I can't wait to make videocalls again with iphone 17, by that time we will have a hologram keyboard and teletransport of goods worldwide.
    Can't wait to misstakenly call my girlfriend like my virtualone that would be perfect beside some random system crash and the wish for her to kill me.
    Yea I went abit offtopic sorry guys.
    Yea if you want go with a 7970 or a gtx680 if you don't need computing power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xander89 View Post
    u just going for an ati card or not thinking of venturing into nvidia territory? I see you have a gtx 580? why not just sli them or got for a 680 which outperforms the 7970 for the same price?
    The 680 barely out performs the 7970. It really boils down to which brand you prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cojac92 View Post
    The 680 barely out performs the 7970. It really boils down to which brand you prefer.
    Plus, doesn't crossfire still scale better then SLI?

    The results of X-Fired/SLId 7970/680 are VERY close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notJUSTguitar View Post
    Plus, doesn't crossfire still scale better then SLI?

    The results of X-Fired/SLId 7970/680 are VERY close.
    Depends on the game, benchmark, or application you are using. Crossfire scales better in some things, and then SLI scales better in other things.

    I'm not siding with either card, as both are wonderful graphics cards.

    Although, I do plan to pick up a 7970 in a couple weeks. I just really like CCC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cojac92 View Post
    The 680 barely out performs the 7970. It really boils down to which brand you prefer.
    in almost every review / comparison ive found the 680 tends to be around 15% quicker arcoss the board. Draws less power and has lower heat. Ive used both ati and Nvidia cards, i really couldnt give a rats ass about which i use. Its just down to what performs better. Which atm its the 680 by quite a long shot.

    I cant comment on the scaling with sli and Xfire. But it seems mixed in terms of performance SLI/Xfire. But they seem to perform similarly. The Gtx680 still edges it in the majority of most comparisons ive seen and the drivers aint gona be at their best yet either, give it a couple more months and i feel 680's sli will comfortably have the edge on the 7970's xfire.

    I personally havent had many issues with nvidia drivers ( i had just as many probs when i have my 5850), but ofc that isnt standard to everyone. The 680 tends to be a bit cheaper across the board too.

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    I haven't seen a comparison with both cards decently overclocked, I see the 7970 windforce overclocks to 1300mhz and so becomes faster than a normally overclocked gtx680

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cojac92 View Post
    The 680 barely out performs the 7970. It really boils down to which brand you prefer.
    Dont forget its $50 less, consumes less power, and isnt as loud in reference form.

    Anyway, single 7970.. especially for someone who is really 'green'.

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    Another vote for single 7970, an easier to use setup that is almost as fast, but also a little cheaper.

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