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Help with GFX choice (HD7970 vs. GTX680)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by puma99dk|, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. puma99dk|

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    i have been thinking if will i regret taking a used Sapphire Radeon HD7970 for around 533~584USD / 409~449euro when i can get a GTX680 for around 671USD / 516 euro's?

    i use Nvidia Cuda/PhysX when ever i can also for decoding and converting sometimes but i dunno if i should save some money and grap a used Sapphire Radeon HD7970 instead of a new GTX680 anyone think i will regret that?
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    Get the 680. Sounds like it will suit you better.
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    like he says +1
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    Easy choice would be the 680 if you can find one.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    My AMD fanboyism always takes a hit when I have to post things like this. :roll:
    If Cuda and PhysX are important to you, an Nvidia card is the obvious choice.
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    Problem with the 680 is they are never in stock, this is why AMD can stubbornly leave their prices high on the 7970.

    I hand it over to AMD though, it's not just about the GPU, it's about marketing and making sure you have enough in stock. Good business.
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    well i have seen that issue in my country but finally found some sites that does have it in stock, still it's tempting to try out a Sapphire Radeon HD7970 since they sold used now, bcs ppl want the GTX680 still the 1536 cuda cores is really really tempting and i could use them when i do coding (de/en) ^^
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    There both awesome....Take the cheapest one...
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    hmm looks like i can't get a EVGA anytime soon, doing easter here why shops even they r closed had on them on stuck and now today they was not in stock anymore so i guess i will need to go with a KFA2 instead bcs that one is in stock at my local hardware store, even it's almost 35USD / 27euro more expensive and only got 2years warrenty.

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