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Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:29 am
by DX
I'm just not sure what one to get. I know both are great for gaming but I was going to let the [email protected] be the tie breaker here. However there isn't a working folding client for the GTX 680 yet. I'm leaning toward the GTX 680 but I can't seem to find any in stock any where. Then there is the proven 7970 in stock and fast......

What do you guys think?

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:21 pm
by Sttm
GTX680, faster, cheaper, about equal power usage. But can you find one? Not likely.

But maybe here:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=7387

Says 3-5 days on shipping, but its a PNY brand, not sure about that brand.

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:25 pm
by FZ1
Sttm wrote:GTX680, faster, cheaper, about equal power usage.
Not to mention that this 7970 is basically maxed out (referring to the MSI card Nate just reviewed). The 680 has more headroom for OC'ing and factory OC'd cards.

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:16 pm
by XstollieX
Personally, I'm still debating if I need/want a 680. I ordered one on launch day, it came in on tuesday and it's still sitting in the box. Honestly debating about throwing it up on ebay, my gtx 570 is doing just fine. Don't get to game much anymore these days anyway

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:25 pm
by Sttm
I'd ebay it an make $50, then save up some more by fall and get the GK110 King Size card Nvidia should have out.

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:20 am
by DX
Well so far it seems that the GTX 680 is the way to go. But yeah so far I've found a few snowballs here in Hell but no GTX 680s.

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:24 am
by KnightRid
DX wrote:Well so far it seems that the GTX 680 is the way to go. But yeah so far I've found a few snowballs here in Hell but no GTX 680s.
Well bug XstollieX to sell you his :)

If you have the money, I would go 680 also. If you want to save, grab the 560 or 570.

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:07 am
by DX
If he puts it on e-bay now he'll probably get $680 for it LOL


dang spammers. well I think that it is pretty clear cut. now if only i can get my hands on an EVGA GTX 680.

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:10 am
by DX
Well i have it ordered I hope to see it Friday but it will probably be Monday.

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:07 pm
by Apoptosis
sweet... you'll like it!

Re: Bonus is in soooo a GTX 680 or an AMD 7970?

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:59 pm
by DX
I have got it up and running. I just had time to pop into a few games to see how it runs and that was it last night. But from what I have seen so far it runs really nice I can't wait though to see how the new drivers work with it. I did notice some stuttering in DDO that the beta drivers from the 9th I think are supposed to fix that.