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Old 04-27-12, 02:59 PM Thread Starter   #1
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7970 or 680?....


Well,

I am about to build a new rig: Z77, 2500k, SSD, and now, my dilemma is the Graphic card.

I won't go extreme cooli,g (LN2...), but I will ost ikely put the card under water.

What's the best choice (money is not a problem)?

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Old 04-27-12, 03:00 PM   #2
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how many monitors are you running?
and at what res?
680ti right now is a better card. but i think 7970 is better at higher res/more monitors

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Old 04-27-12, 03:01 PM Thread Starter   #3
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Running only one 1080p monitor.

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Old 04-27-12, 03:03 PM   #4
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Whichever you get for cheaper imo

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Old 04-27-12, 03:09 PM   #5
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i cant really tell you what to do because every time i will go with AMD because i mine bitcoins
but i like cheap also

so i would get a 7970
but if you want to spend more 680ti is a good option too

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Old 04-28-12, 05:21 AM Thread Starter   #6
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What makes me hesitate is that there is no voltage control yet on the 680.

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Old 04-28-12, 06:23 AM   #7
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I have a nice 7970 on sale....

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Old 04-28-12, 06:52 AM   #8
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I have a nice 7970 on sale....
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Old 04-28-12, 07:25 AM Thread Starter   #9
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Thing is that I live in Europe, and that I must wait a couple of weeks before having the cash.

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Old 04-28-12, 08:26 AM   #10
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The 680 is about 10% up on the 7970 on one screen, once you go surround the 680 starts to falter and eventually craps its self.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=164236

And even on a single display the 7970 has lots of overclocking head room, the 680 will also overclock but as far as i know there is not as much more in it.

I don't know about what ever part of the EU you live in,- but in the UK the 7970 is also a lot cheaper.

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The 680 is about 10% up on the 7970 on one screen, once you go surround the 680 starts to falter and eventually craps its self.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=164236

and even on a single display the 7970 has lots of overclocking head room, the 680 will also overclock but as far as i know there is not as much more in it.

I don't know about what ever part of the EU you live in but in the UK the 7970 is also a lot cheaper.
Thanks Frakk.

I live in the most beautiful part of the EU: Corsica! Homeland of Pasquale Paoli and Napoleon.
http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Beaches.htm
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http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Lakes.htm
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http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Villages.htm

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Old 04-28-12, 08:36 AM   #12
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Thanks Frakk.

I live in the most beautiful part of the EU: Corsica! Homeland of Pasquale Paoli and Napoleon.
http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Beaches.htm
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http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Lakes.htm
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http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Villages.htm
oh... that IS stunning!

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Whichever you get for cheaper imo
+1 whichever is cheaper at this point. At the same price, I would still take the 680 due to power and noise.

EDIT: Buy from Jiccman.

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Old 04-28-12, 10:20 AM Thread Starter   #14
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^Empty wallet for a couple of weeks...

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I went the 7900 series on my recent build caust I couldnt find a 680 in stock for under $600 bucks, and with my 7950 I have overclocked it to 7970 speeds and I could still go if I wanted too but this thing eats up everything I throw at it @1920x1200.

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670. Price cut on the 7970s is coming
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Well,

I am about to build a new rig: Z77, 2500k, SSD, and now, my dilemma is the Graphic card.

I won't go extreme cooli,g (LN2...), but I will ost ikely put the card under water.

What's the best choice (money is not a problem)?
Either card will make you happy. Look for brand you want, warranty and type of cooling u want.

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Old 05-11-12, 08:54 PM   #19
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If money is not a problem, definitely GTX 690 .

Otherwise, 670 is very good value.

(I'm obviously biased as an NVIDIA employee)

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Old 05-12-12, 01:38 PM Thread Starter   #20
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If money is not a problem, definitely GTX 690 .

Otherwise, 670 is very good value.

(I'm obviously biased as an NVIDIA employee)
690 for a single monitor setup is kind of waste...

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