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Old April 11, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Default Sapphire 7970 vs EVGA GTX 680

I currently have a 7970 Sapphire 3GB Edition

I can get an EVGA GTX 680 straight up swap is it worth it to do this?

Just don't want to lose out down the road I think cost wise they are close to the same.

EVGA PN : 02g-p4-2680-kr
SAPPHIRE PN : 299-1e210-504sa

Doing this trade at 5:30 PM EST today!

I play at 1920x1080 mostly play games diablo 3, cs:go, crysis 3, bioshock infinite, HON, etc...

Rest of details in spec (yes i have another 7970 which is XFX which I don't want to part with lol)
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Old April 11, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Yeah, they're about equal. If anything, the 680 costs more than the 7970, although the 7970 generally performs better. Equal trade sounds about right!
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Old April 11, 2013, 12:28 PM
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I find EVGA to be far better than Sapphire IMO but both cards are damn nice.

The 680 for 1080p and single screen would be the best fit. if you do eyefinity I would go with the 7970 over Nvidia surround
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Old April 11, 2013, 01:29 PM
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If folding is a secondary concern my own personal choice these days would be AMD over Nvidia. A single Opencl core is the direction they're going and I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Nvidia to optimize their drivers for the latest version over their proprietary Cuda.
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Old April 11, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Did the swap for now but have option to swap back if need be :) the Sapphire I gave him 299-1e210-504sa is the Part #
added it to original post as well
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