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Which should I keep: Sapphire 7970 3GB Vapor-X GHZ Or MSI GTX680 4GB?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by happy, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. happy New Member

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    I am having trouble deciding which one to keep. The 7970 with the beta driver release has made it a strong contender against the 680. Now that both are more on the even playing field, I am having trouble deciding which to keep. I need some opinions please.


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    Depends on her screens resolution and games.
     
  3. happy New Member

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    Probably will stick with a 1080p screen. Games I will be playing are BF3, COD, Metro 2033, Diablo 3, etc.. I basically want the one that is more future-proof. Which one is better. I can't find benchmarks for these GPUs.
     
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    i got told a lot of time that 2gb vram for 1920x1080 should be enough, only if u actually play games like Skyrim u will use up 4gb.

    i think at some point with Half-Life 2 FakeFactory Cinematic Mod 11 i used 1,7gb but it when down really fast again to max 1,2gb.
     
  5. happy New Member

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    So if we disregard the memory. Which one performs faster? I can't find any benchmarks for these GPUs. Do you know which one performs faster? I want more FPS :roll:
     
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    actually there r several reviews of 4gigs GTX 680 out there and they r normally a little under the 2gigs model when we talk 1080p.
     
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    Sell the one which gets more money, since you can't decide which one you want to keep and everybody appreciates more money in our pockets
     
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    sapphire 7970 toxic 3gb Ghz editions
     
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    Flip a coin...
     
  13. eidairaman1

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    Id keep vapor -X
     
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    The HD 7970 is more futureproof with its 384 bit memory bus and huge bandwidth. Metro 2033 is the title which proves this very well.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1979/8/

    1920 x 1080 Very High with DOF and MSAA

    HD 7970 Ghz - 38.67
    GTX 680 - 30.0

    Even with overclocking GTX 680 does not scale well because of bandwidth constraints. HD 7970 Ghz is just the better option for anyone looking to keep their card for a couple of years or more.
     
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    i'd say keep the HD 7970 and oc it for even more performance
     
  16. Fluffmeister

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    Keep the 680 and save yourself those watts baby.
     
  17. happy New Member

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    Thanks! I guess I will sell the 680. It's such a beautiful card though.
     
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    Yep keep the Sapphire 7970 3GB Vapor-X GHZ Edition card, i have one and they fly fly fly :)
     

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