7950 or 7870 GHZ edition

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#1 Posted by razorMDshooter (549 posts) -

If you had to chose which

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#2 Posted by razorMDshooter (549 posts) -

sorry about that

which one would you choose for price v. performance and which company would you choose it from?

Or should i go with nvidea cars that are within the price range.

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#3 Posted by 04dcarraher (22775 posts) -
7950, brands XFX,MSI or Gigabyte. But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster.
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#4 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
If I were choosing between those two, I'd ignore price/performance and just go for the 7950 cause it's faster (I don't take this attitude with every GPU, but the 7950 is only $330). As for brands, they're all good enough. I make my decisions based on the aesthetics of the card and which one has the best cooler.
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#5 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster. 04dcarraher
Oh dear, brace yourselves.
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#6 Posted by Horgen (116359 posts) -
[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster. C_Rule
Oh dear, brace yourselves.

My thoughts as well :lol:
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#7 Posted by 04dcarraher (22775 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster. C_Rule
Oh dear, brace yourselves.

:lol:

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#8 Posted by Plagueless (2569 posts) -
7950, brands XFX,MSI or Gigabyte. But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster. 04dcarraher
It's more like $80-$100 more but this is true. Although the 7950 overclocks like a champ and can reach 670 speeds pretty easy.
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#9 Posted by Tabris91 (7779 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]7950, brands XFX,MSI or Gigabyte. But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster. Plagueless
It's more like $80-$100 more but this is true. Although the 7950 overclocks like a champ and can reach 670 speeds pretty easy.

Yeah, they can reach 680 speeds.

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#10 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

Inb4 blazin brings up his 7970 from the gods themselves.

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#12 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

[QUOTE="Plagueless"][QUOTE="04dcarraher"]7950, brands XFX,MSI or Gigabyte. But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster. Postmortem123

It's more like $80-$100 more but this is true. Although the 7950 overclocks like a champ and can reach 670 speeds pretty easy.

Yeah, they can reach 680 speeds.


LOL.  Theoretically, sure!  :P

The maximum possible OC on a 7950 is 1135 MHz.  That is for a perfect chip, a card with the highest OC possible.

The stock speed of a reference GTX 680 is 1006 MHz.  You are never going to meet a 680 owner using a reference card with no OC.  Even if you did know one, you would have to get a flawless 7950 with perfect OC just to get 11.37% faster.   Reference card owners OC their cards, keep that in mind.  My GTX 680 came from EVGA already started @ 1176 MHZ.  :P  Lol.

If you think your 7950 is as fast as a 680, we can compare benchmarks.  ;)

The 7950 is a great card, don't get me wrong, but espousing nonsense on forums doesn't help anyone, particularly people who are card shopping.

Anyway, to the OP, I would say 7950.

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#13 Posted by Tabris91 (7779 posts) -

[QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

[QUOTE="Plagueless"] It's more like $80-$100 more but this is true. Although the 7950 overclocks like a champ and can reach 670 speeds pretty easy.FaustArp

Yeah, they can reach 680 speeds.


LOL.  Theoretically, sure!  :P

The maximum possible OC on a 7950 is 1135 MHz.  That is for a perfect chip, a card with the highest OC possible.

The stock speed of a reference GTX 680 is 1006 MHz.  You are never going to meet a 680 owner using a reference card with no OC.  Even if you did know one, you would have to get a flawless 7950 with perfect OC just to get 11.37% faster.   Reference card owners OC their cards, keep that in mind.  My GTX 680 came from EVGA already started @ 1176 MHZ.  :P  Lol.

If you think your 7950 is as fast as a 680, we can compare benchmarks.  ;)

The 7950 is a great card, don't get me wrong, but espousing nonsense on forums doesn't help anyone, particularly people who are card shopping.

Anyway, to the OP, I would say 7950.

My 7950 clocked to 1200Mhz. So you're the one talking nonsense about 1135Mhz being the max. Who told you that?

I had mine at 1250 but it was too loud and hot for my liking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKWzVkgspc

7950 @ 1200Mhz, it's pretty much equal to an OC'd 680 on the applications he tests.

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#14 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6676 posts) -

[QUOTE="FaustArp"]

[QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

Yeah, they can reach 680 speeds.

Postmortem123


LOL.  Theoretically, sure!  :P

The maximum possible OC on a 7950 is 1135 MHz.  That is for a perfect chip, a card with the highest OC possible.

The stock speed of a reference GTX 680 is 1006 MHz.  You are never going to meet a 680 owner using a reference card with no OC.  Even if you did know one, you would have to get a flawless 7950 with perfect OC just to get 11.37% faster.   Reference card owners OC their cards, keep that in mind.  My GTX 680 came from EVGA already started @ 1176 MHZ.  :P  Lol.

If you think your 7950 is as fast as a 680, we can compare benchmarks.  ;)

The 7950 is a great card, don't get me wrong, but espousing nonsense on forums doesn't help anyone, particularly people who are card shopping.

Anyway, to the OP, I would say 7950.

My 7950 clocked to 1200Mhz. So you're the one talking nonsense about 1135Mhz being the max. Who told you that?

I had mine at 1250 but it was too loud and hot for my liking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKWzVkgspc

7950 @ 1200Mhz, it's pretty much equal to an OC'd 680 on the applications he tests.

 

1135mhz..wtf?? these cards typically push past 1200mhz, some get to 1300mhz.  Kepler is weak sauce.  My 7970 is so fast, I just leave it at stock speeds aka 925 mhz.  If I wanted I could probably take this card up to 1200mhz.

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#15 Posted by Horgen (116359 posts) -

My 7950 clocked to 1200Mhz. So you're the one talking nonsense about 1135Mhz being the max. Who told you that?

I had mine at 1250 but it was too loud and hot for my liking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKWzVkgspc

7950 @ 1200Mhz, it's pretty much equal to an OC'd 680 on the applications he tests.

Postmortem123
How much OC'ed? As fast as a 680 at 1200?
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#16 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]7950, brands XFX,MSI or Gigabyte. But if you can spend another $50 or so you can get a GTX 670 which is faster. Plagueless
It's more like $80-$100 more but this is true. Although the 7950 overclocks like a champ and can reach 670 speeds pretty easy.

I got my GTX 670 for $280 after rebate, which put it all of $5 more than the cheapest 7950 on newegg after rebate :P

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#17 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

Oops, lol, the maximum clock I read was on one of the first Google tests I came across that had a 7950 pushing ahead of a stock 680.  :P  Lol, sorry guys.

I should have Googled for more fringe results.

^^That was the maximum stable clock of the model tested.  You should be able to OC it past that on other cards, but there is still very little chance that you will OC it out-performing a 680 average, it doesn't work that way.  If somebody has a 7950 and wants to run benches and compare it to 680 benches, we can.  You can't seriously expect people to take seriously, the comment "you can OC a 7950 to a 680."  It doesn't exactly work that way.  The average 680 will outperform an average 7950.  Bad/good chips aside as special cases, don't tell people to buy a 7950 saying "you can just buy that instead of a 680."  It just doesn't work.  Lol.


A 7970 is a different story, though.  The 680 and 7970 go toe-to-toe in every category.  I don't think any unbiased person declares a winner there.  So if you're saying that you might as well buy a 7950 instead of a 7970?  :roll:  Because that's basically what you're saying.

 

If several 7950 owners here run the same tests as several 680 owners, the 7950 /= the 680.

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#18 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKWzVkgspc

Postmortem123


^^WTF?  He only runs 3DMark, he says something like "no point in testing any games," and then talks about "your mileage may vary in the chip lottery."  LOL

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#19 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6676 posts) -

Oops, lol, the maximum clock I read was on one of the first Google tests I came across that had a 7950 pushing ahead of a stock 680.  :P  Lol, sorry guys.

I should have Googled for more fringe results.

^^That was the maximum stable clock of the model tested.  You should be able to OC it past that on other cards, but there is still very little chance that you will OC it out-performing a 680 average, it doesn't work that way.  If somebody has a 7950 and wants to run benches and compare it to 680 benches, we can.  You can't seriously expect people to take seriously, the comment "you can OC a 7950 to a 680."  It doesn't exactly work that way.  The average 680 will outperform an average 7950.  Bad/good chips aside as special cases, don't tell people to buy a 7950 saying "you can just buy that instead of a 680."  It just doesn't work.  Lol.


A 7970 is a different story, though.  The 680 and 7970 go toe-to-toe in every category.  I don't think any unbiased person declares a winner there.  So if you're saying that you might as well buy a 7950 instead of a 7979?  :roll:  Because that's basically what you're saying.

 

If several 7950 owners here run the same tests as several 680 owners, the 7950 /= the 680.

FaustArp

 

you're right not all chips oc the same, but on average 7950s oc past 1200mhz.  There are plenty of people with 7950s hitting at least that number.  i would never recommend anyone to buy a 680, it is possibly the most over priced card in history, it shouldn't cost more than $350.  There are lots of benchmarks out there that put a 7950 boost (clock speed of 950mhz) matching up to a 670 within 1%, with data collected from many games.  

 Also the 7970 is definitely faster than a 680, tomshardware currently ranks it above the 680 in its heirarchy chart.  Overclocking a 7970 to its limits puts it anywhere from 5-15% faster than a 680 overclocked to its limits.  

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#20 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

you're right not all chips oc the same, but on average 7950s oc past 1200mhz.  There are plenty of people with 7950s hitting at least that number.blaznwiipspman1

It doesn't actually matter what that number is, and you know it.  That's why I just went with the first credible comparison vs. a stock 680 that seemed halfway unbiased.

You don't just "OC a 7950 to a 680."

i would never recommend anyone to buy a 680, it is possibly the most over priced card in history, it shouldn't cost more than $350. blaznwiipspman1

That may be true, that wasn't being discussed.  That still doesn't mean that you can OC a 7950 up to a 680.

Also the 7970 is definitely faster than a 680, tomshardware currently ranks it above the 680 in its heirarchy chart.  Overclocking a 7970 to its limits puts it anywhere from 5-15% faster than a 680 overclocked to its limits.  blaznwiipspman1

IMO 7970 vs. 680 doesn't have a winner.  That battle rages on haha.

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#21 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4988 posts) -
IMO 7970 vs. 680 doesn't have a winner.  That battle rages on haha.FaustArp
Bullsh*t. The 7970 is faster and costs a lot less than the 680. The battle might be interesting if Nividia lower the price of the 680 but they won't.
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#22 Posted by Horgen (116359 posts) -

 

you're right not all chips oc the same, but on average 7950s oc past 1200mhz.  There are plenty of people with 7950s hitting at least that number.  i would never recommend anyone to buy a 680, it is possibly the most over priced card in history, it shouldn't cost more than $350.  There are lots of benchmarks out there that put a 7950 boost (clock speed of 950mhz) matching up to a 670 within 1%, with data collected from many games.  

 Also the 7970 is definitely faster than a 680, tomshardware currently ranks it above the 680 in its heirarchy chart.  Overclocking a 7970 to its limits puts it anywhere from 5-15% faster than a 680 overclocked to its limits.  

blaznwiipspman1
Since we are so far off topic anyway... The 680 is powered by the GK104 chip... Not the GK110. Isn't that the "evolved" chip that originally was used in 560Ti and 460?
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#23 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

Since we are so far off topic anyway... The 680 is powered by the GK104 chip... Not the GK110. Isn't that the "evolved" chip that originally was used in 560Ti and 460?horgen123

We are getting pretty off topic, but on the other hand, I think the OP question was answered long ago.   Among those 2 choices, get the 7950.  :P

 

[QUOTE="FaustArp"]IMO 7970 vs. 680 doesn't have a winner.  That battle rages on haha.Toxic-Seahorse
Bullsh*t. The 7970 is faster and costs a lot less than the 680. The battle might be interesting if Nividia lower the price of the 680 but they won't.

WTF does value have to do with it?

Those are the enthusiast level cards, performance is what should be compared.

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#24 Posted by Plagueless (2569 posts) -

[QUOTE="Postmortem123"]

[QUOTE="Plagueless"] It's more like $80-$100 more but this is true. Although the 7950 overclocks like a champ and can reach 670 speeds pretty easy.FaustArp

Yeah, they can reach 680 speeds.


LOL.  Theoretically, sure!  :P

The maximum possible OC on a 7950 is 1135 MHz.  That is for a perfect chip, a card with the highest OC possible.

The stock speed of a reference GTX 680 is 1006 MHz.  You are never going to meet a 680 owner using a reference card with no OC.  Even if you did know one, you would have to get a flawless 7950 with perfect OC just to get 11.37% faster.   Reference card owners OC their cards, keep that in mind.  My GTX 680 came from EVGA already started @ 1176 MHZ.  :P  Lol.

If you think your 7950 is as fast as a 680, we can compare benchmarks.  ;)

The 7950 is a great card, don't get me wrong, but espousing nonsense on forums doesn't help anyone, particularly people who are card shopping.

Anyway, to the OP, I would say 7950.

If the max possible overclock on a 7950 is 1135 MHz, how am I running mine at 1150? ;) Also, nobody's trying to say that the 7950 is a better card than the 680. But the fact that it is possible to reach speeds of a $500 card with a $300 card is pretty significant.
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#25 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6676 posts) -

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you're right not all chips oc the same, but on average 7950s oc past 1200mhz.  There are plenty of people with 7950s hitting at least that number.  i would never recommend anyone to buy a 680, it is possibly the most over priced card in history, it shouldn't cost more than $350.  There are lots of benchmarks out there that put a 7950 boost (clock speed of 950mhz) matching up to a 670 within 1%, with data collected from many games.  

 Also the 7970 is definitely faster than a 680, tomshardware currently ranks it above the 680 in its heirarchy chart.  Overclocking a 7970 to its limits puts it anywhere from 5-15% faster than a 680 overclocked to its limits.  

horgen123

Since we are so far off topic anyway... The 680 is powered by the GK104 chip... Not the GK110. Isn't that the "evolved" chip that originally was used in 560Ti and 460?

 

whatever the 680 is based on doesnt matter, it is the choice nvidia made.  Hopefully we will see some better hardware from nvidia next gen, but if people buy their cards regardless of how they perform, nvidia doesn't have to worry about anything.  

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#27 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

whatever the 680 is based on doesnt matter, it is the choice nvidia made.  Hopefully we will see some better hardware from nvidia next gen, but if people buy their cards regardless of how they perform, nvidia doesn't have to worry about anything.blaznwiipspman1

Meh. 

I thought we were gonna have an actual discussion.  Yawn @ fanboys.

 

If the max possible overclock on a 7950 is 1135 MHz, how am I running mine at 1150? ;) Also, nobody's trying to say that the 7950 is a better card than the 680. But the fact that it is possible to reach speeds of a $500 card with a $300 card is pretty significant.Plagueless

My bad, I corrected this earlier.  That was a number I took from the first site I found that seemed credible that had a 7950 performing with a stock 680.

I'd back a 680 to 1135 MHz and compare games, if it would help the OC-your-7950-to-"680 speeds" discussion, but I doubt this thread is going anywhere at this point haha.

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#28 Posted by 04dcarraher (22775 posts) -

blaze.... yet you totally forget the fact that AMD was trailing Nvidia only a few months ago before the 12.11 drivers, nor ignore nvidia driver improvements. You bash for no good reason. having an AMD O mightly mind set. I remember you bashing nvidia cards in using too much power compared to AMD's even though the nvidia cards were faster. You find anything just to bash or spew AMD fanboyism.

Fact is that it takes overclocking from AMD or from the user to beat Nvidia's offerings of the same tiers.

Also you ignore that Nvidia's cards can also overclock basically nulling the point.

Keeping those blinders on eh?

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#29 Posted by Horgen (116359 posts) -

whatever the 680 is based on doesnt matter, it is the choice nvidia made.  Hopefully we will see some better hardware from nvidia next gen, but if people buy their cards regardless of how they perform, nvidia doesn't have to worry about anything.  

blaznwiipspman1
Well if what I said is true... Then a top line card from Amd needs to compete with a midrange card from nVidia to win... Next gen card battle will surely be interesting.
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#30 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6676 posts) -

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whatever the 680 is based on doesnt matter, it is the choice nvidia made.  Hopefully we will see some better hardware from nvidia next gen, but if people buy their cards regardless of how they perform, nvidia doesn't have to worry about anything.  

horgen123

Well if what I said is true... Then a top line card from Amd needs to compete with a midrange card from nVidia to win... Next gen card battle will surely be interesting.

 

the 680 and 670 both have 3500m transistors which is 500million more transistors than a 580.  the 580 was a monstrous card last gen.  Also another fact is that nvidia released the 6xx cards 3 months after AMD. its like getting to see your opponents full hand and then still end up losing? they must be stupid

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#31 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

Well if what I said is true... Then a top line card from Amd needs to compete with a midrange card from nVidia to win... Next gen card battle will surely be interesting. horgen123

I guess we'll know soon enough whether or not the GeForce Titan rumors are true...

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#32 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

whatever the 680 is based on doesnt matter, it is the choice nvidia made. Hopefully we will see some better hardware from nvidia next gen, but if people buy their cards regardless of how they perform, nvidia doesn't have to worry about anything.

horgen123

Well if what I said is true... Then a top line card from Amd needs to compete with a midrange card from nVidia to win... Next gen card battle will surely be interesting.

GK104 doesn't have a practical 64bit compute performance.

AMD could have designed GK104 type solution with Pitcairn @ 32 CUs.

From http://au.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29345711/vgleaks-world-exclusive-orbis-unveiled

A GCN with 32 64bit ALU per CU indicates a revised GCN CU i.e. ratio 1:2 for 32bit:64bit compute instead of ratio 1:4 from AMD Tahiti's CU (16 64bit ALU per CU).

With PS4, Sony may force 64bit compute in next-gen games.

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#33 Posted by razorMDshooter (549 posts) -

so um.... 7870 or 7950 worth the extra hundred for a not full 1080p monitor.

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#34 Posted by Plagueless (2569 posts) -

 

My bad, I corrected this earlier.  That was a number I took from the first site I found that seemed credible that had a 7950 performing with a stock 680.

I'd back a 680 to 1135 MHz and compare games, if it would help the OC-your-7950-to-"680 speeds" discussion, but I doubt this thread is going anywhere at this point haha.

FaustArp

No point.  The 680 (and 7970) are definitely the cards to buy if you want the maximum power out of the box.  Remember, the 7950 might be able to reach 680 speeds, but that is with a great card and a reference 680.  So while the 7950 is a great card (probably the best on the market atm for price/performance) it's no substitute for those godlike things :D

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#35 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -

so um.... 7870 or 7950 worth the extra hundred for a not full 1080p monitor.

razorMDshooter
If you can get a cheap 7950 go for that. I wouldn't consider it worth an extra $100, but probably worth an extra $50. And what is your resolution?
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#36 Posted by Plagueless (2569 posts) -

so um.... 7870 or 7950 worth the extra hundred for a not full 1080p monitor.

razorMDshooter
You don't have a 1080p monitor? Well shoot, if that's the case I'd say save the extra bucks and just buy a better card in a year or so after getting a new monitor. The 7950 will max out most games at 1080p, so if you're not even running at that then I don't see the point.
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#37 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

 

you're right not all chips oc the same, but on average 7950s oc past 1200mhz.  There are plenty of people with 7950s hitting at least that number.  i would never recommend anyone to buy a 680, it is possibly the most over priced card in history, it shouldn't cost more than $350.  There are lots of benchmarks out there that put a 7950 boost (clock speed of 950mhz) matching up to a 670 within 1%, with data collected from many games.  

 Also the 7970 is definitely faster than a 680, tomshardware currently ranks it above the 680 in its heirarchy chart.  Overclocking a 7970 to its limits puts it anywhere from 5-15% faster than a 680 overclocked to its limits.  

horgen123

Since we are so far off topic anyway... The 680 is powered by the GK104 chip... Not the GK110. Isn't that the "evolved" chip that originally was used in 560Ti and 460?

 

No.. The GTX 680 uses a completely different architecture from the Geforce 400/500 series.  The 400/500 series were "Fermi" cards, and the 600 series are "Kepler" cards.  The GTX 560 Ti uses GF114.  "G" for Geforce, "F" for fermi, and "114" to identify which fermi chip.  The GTX 680 uses GK104.  The "K" stands for "kepler."  

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#38 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -

 

[QUOTE="FaustArp"]

My bad, I corrected this earlier.  That was a number I took from the first site I found that seemed credible that had a 7950 performing with a stock 680.

I'd back a 680 to 1135 MHz and compare games, if it would help the OC-your-7950-to-"680 speeds" discussion, but I doubt this thread is going anywhere at this point haha.

Plagueless

No point.  The 680 (and 7970) are definitely the cards to buy if you want the maximum power out of the box.  Remember, the 7950 might be able to reach 680 speeds, but that is with a great card and a reference 680.  So while the 7950 is a great card (probably the best on the market atm for price/performance) it's no substitute for those godlike things :D

THANK YOU, the voice of reason.  :P  Lol.

This is why I don't like statements like "you can OC card_X to card_Y speeds."  It's misleading.

@ The OP: I'd still lean toward getting the 7950 between those two.  But yeah, also consider into budget, getting a 1920x1080 monitor, or playing on a 1080p HDTV.

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#39 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4988 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="FaustArp"]IMO 7970 vs. 680 doesn't have a winner.  That battle rages on haha.FaustArp
Bullsh*t. The 7970 is faster and costs a lot less than the 680. The battle might be interesting if Nividia lower the price of the 680 but they won't.

WTF does value have to do with it?

Those are the enthusiast level cards, performance is what should be compared.

Value has everything to do with it. A $300,000 sports car isn't good if a $100,000 car can beat it in performance (assuming both cars are designed for the same thing). However, if that same $300,000 car was dropped to $100,000 then there would be a good competition. Being the best has more factors than just power alone.

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#40 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -

If you had to chose which

razorMDshooter
Between "7870 Ghz Editon" and 7950 (aka. Tahiti Pro), there's "7870 XT". 7870 XT (aka Tahiti LE) is actually 24 CU version of 79x0 and it's generally faster than "7870 Ghz Editon".
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#41 Posted by Junsei (723 posts) -
i also wanna get a 7970 so far im upgrading my pc slowly piece by piece. I got a x4 965 from that newegg sale last black Friday. I cant believe I missed the 3 games free sale with a 7970 buy. im still running a 500w power supply thou. can anyone help me out with a good power supply that can handle all 6 of my led cpu fans and a 7970 without hurting my wallet ?. the power supply I have now it a corsair cx500
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#42 Posted by ferret-gamer (17476 posts) -

i also wanna get a 7970 so far im upgrading my pc slowly piece by piece. I got a x4 965 from that newegg sale last black Friday. I cant believe I missed the 3 games free sale with a 7970 buy. im still running a 500w power supply thou. can anyone help me out with a good power supply that can handle all 6 of my led cpu fans and a 7970 without hurting my wallet ?. the power supply I have now it a corsair cx500Junsei

Amazon currently has a bunch of Corsair PSUs 30% off.

 

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#43 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4988 posts) -
i also wanna get a 7970 so far im upgrading my pc slowly piece by piece. I got a x4 965 from that newegg sale last black Friday. I cant believe I missed the 3 games free sale with a 7970 buy. im still running a 500w power supply thou. can anyone help me out with a good power supply that can handle all 6 of my led cpu fans and a 7970 without hurting my wallet ?. the power supply I have now it a corsair cx500Junsei
I'm not exactly sure how much more juice the 7970 requires compared to the 7950 but I'm running a 7950 on a Corsair CX500 right now.
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#44 Posted by Junsei (723 posts) -
[QUOTE="Junsei"]i also wanna get a 7970 so far im upgrading my pc slowly piece by piece. I got a x4 965 from that newegg sale last black Friday. I cant believe I missed the 3 games free sale with a 7970 buy. im still running a 500w power supply thou. can anyone help me out with a good power supply that can handle all 6 of my led cpu fans and a 7970 without hurting my wallet ?. the power supply I have now it a corsair cx500Toxic-Seahorse
I'm not exactly sure how much more juice the 7970 requires compared to the 7950 but I'm running a 7950 on a Corsair CX500 right now.

really ? how long have you been running it on a 500w power supply ?. Im not even trying to have a ultra computer, the most intense game I have is battlefield 3 I play mmo's. I still run games on a hd 5850 but I know im gonna have to upgrade soon. the 7950 should hold me down for like 5 years and I hope when the 8000 series comes out the 7000 series will go down in price
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#45 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4988 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="Junsei"]i also wanna get a 7970 so far im upgrading my pc slowly piece by piece. I got a x4 965 from that newegg sale last black Friday. I cant believe I missed the 3 games free sale with a 7970 buy. im still running a 500w power supply thou. can anyone help me out with a good power supply that can handle all 6 of my led cpu fans and a 7970 without hurting my wallet ?. the power supply I have now it a corsair cx500Junsei
I'm not exactly sure how much more juice the 7970 requires compared to the 7950 but I'm running a 7950 on a Corsair CX500 right now.

really ? how long have you been running it on a 500w power supply ?. Im not even trying to have a ultra computer, the most intense game I have is battlefield 3 I play mmo's. I still run games on a hd 5850 but I know im gonna have to upgrade soon. the 7950 should hold me down for like 5 years and I hope when the 8000 series comes out the 7000 series will go down in price

I've had it for a little over 3 months. It's easily lasted through 6+hour gaming sessions of Deus Ex: HR and Mass Effect 3. The minimum suggested PSU for my 7950 is 500w and it's also worth mentioning that systems with the card rarely get to that number anyways. I've got the Gigabyte Windforce one (with 3 fans) and it;s really quiet and stays really cool, much cooler than my old 6870.

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#46 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -
[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"][QUOTE="Junsei"]i also wanna get a 7970 so far im upgrading my pc slowly piece by piece. I got a x4 965 from that newegg sale last black Friday. I cant believe I missed the 3 games free sale with a 7970 buy. im still running a 500w power supply thou. can anyone help me out with a good power supply that can handle all 6 of my led cpu fans and a 7970 without hurting my wallet ?. the power supply I have now it a corsair cx500Junsei
I'm not exactly sure how much more juice the 7970 requires compared to the 7950 but I'm running a 7950 on a Corsair CX500 right now.

really ? how long have you been running it on a 500w power supply ?. Im not even trying to have a ultra computer, the most intense game I have is battlefield 3 I play mmo's. I still run games on a hd 5850 but I know im gonna have to upgrade soon. the 7950 should hold me down for like 5 years and I hope when the 8000 series comes out the 7000 series will go down in price

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6570/amds-annual-gpu-rebadge-radeon-hd-8000-series-for-oems 8970 OEM = 7970 Ghz Edition. 8950 OEM = 7950 Boost Edition.
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#47 Posted by MK-Professor (4137 posts) -

the 7950, if you are not OC this gpu to at least 1100MHz(core) you are doing it WRONG