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Best single card GPU?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Paladone, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Paladone

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    I originally thought that the Asus 7970 Matrix platinum was the best single card GPU (Minus the gtx690, is this correct. If i am wanting to spend up to $750, would the 7970 be the best option?
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    for gaming? no the gtx 680/90 is is bit over 3% better, but anything to do with computing u cant go wrong with an hd7970 since a single chip 7970 can beat a 690 in computing capabilities


    HD 7970s
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/296/AMD_Radeon_HD_7970.html

    HD 7970 GHzs
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/365/AMD_Radeon_HD_7970_GHz_Edition_(PCIe_3.0_x16).html

    GTX 680s
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/342/NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_680_(PCIe_3.0_x16).html

    unfortunately doesnt come with prices, but comes with the most accurate specs including length of card
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  3. Protagonist

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    I'd say go for a CF of 7970GHz edition i don't see the need to spend $750 on a single card, if its not dual GPU
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    HD 7970 GHz Edition is a great choice. Keep in mind the HD 8900 series is coming in Q1-Q2 2013.
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    I'd say get a HD7970 and overclock it to a GHz Edition or get a GTX670 and overclock it to a GTX680. but looking at W1zzards latest review Club3d HD 7870 jokerCard the HD 7970 GHz beats the GTX680 in most benches... But not by much and remember both top cards can arguable be the best if someone overclocks them... You can't go wrong with either card.. So, I'd get the cheapest with the most Vram and right now that card is the HD 7970 @ $379.99 with a $20 MIR which brings it to $359.99.
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  6. Paladone

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    I play a wide variety of games but i spend the majority of my time playing WoW, which i know does not require such an overkill graphics card. So, for WoW, GTX680>HD7970?
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    Yes 680/7970GHz, which are still overkill. You cant go wrong with either of them.
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    If im not wrong (and i could be) nvidia cards perform better in wow,if your playing at 1080p just get a single 670gtx.
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  9. Paladone

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    Oh right. So why is a single gtx670 better? or is it just not nessescary to get a 680?
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    its your money get the best gpu possible if you want, tpu members will tell you that you dont need top of the line to enjoy games at the best fps, a gtx680 isnt neccesary but it is the best nvidia card atm with a single gpu
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    Cool! Thankyou :)
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    While the difference isn't much in gaming, I don't know why people are saying the GTX 680 is better than the HD7970 GHZ edition. According to Wizzards reviews, with the 12.11 drivers, the 7970 ghz edition out performs the GTX 680 at all resolutions higher than 1680*1050, and even the regular HD7970 outperforms the GTX 680 at 2560*1600 resolution(which happens to be my current resolution).

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/23.html
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  13. T4C Fantasy

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    yea the drivers make a huge differance, as soon as 12.12 comes out then it will be offical
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    A little overly bureaucratic.
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    Short answer: Workstation card that fills specific purposes (CAD, modeling,rendering, media processing, etc) of professionals who have money to spend in order to gain better performance and save time; not made for gamers.

    EDIT: Well, Naito's is shorter. :p
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