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Old June 17, 2013, 08:29 PM
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I am running 30" display................ 2560X1600 (I just love when people only mention the size, like it matters :)) After I sold my 680 I bought a 7970. Now I am thinking 780 would be the way to go. I hate AMD drivers. I hate the issues I am having. That not withstanding from a performance perspective is the extra 250 bucks for a 780 "worth it"?

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Old June 17, 2013, 09:16 PM
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What driver are you using and what kind of issues are you having?
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Old June 18, 2013, 02:19 AM
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I doubt it.

I would have went for a 7970 but they haven't dropped in price here as much as the rest of the world AND don't come with bundled games so it's a much smaller difference in price for me and the extra performance and stability of the 780 mixed with reduced heat/noise and the fact I'm thinking of dual cards means I went for it (and got it at a great price :D ).

If your sticking to 1 card, I would try to resolve your issues first then if YOU think the extra is worth it go for the 780. It is an awesome card. plugged in and played.. 0 issues with anything I've thrown at it so far.
I didn't even have to re-install the drivers (though I did a clean install a few hrs after anyway, just to be safe)

My biggest gripe with Nvidia cards at the moment (apart from the pricing of the 780 / Titan) is the severe caps put on the overclocking of them.
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Old June 18, 2013, 04:54 AM
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Get one of the factory OCd 780s and be happy.

I have a 25 X 16 panel on a 2500K/1GHz 7970 and 25 X 16 panel on a 990X/Titan SC. Care to guess which one I use almost exclusively?

There's no comparison.
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Old June 18, 2013, 06:15 AM
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Why pay more for a factory oc'd one when they have no extra head room over reference?

I can ge it with the windforce a bit (cooler and quieter) but really if you do go for one, reference is pretty quiet and cool already and will match a pre-oc'd one with VERY little effort on your part.
(unless it's a lightning or something with extra head room over the silly nvidia power limitations)

And from what I've heard you *should* be able to push a 7970 harder than 1ghz.
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Old June 18, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Get an nVidia card and a lightboost monitor. If you at all serious about gaming.
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Old June 18, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Yeah, replace that nice IPS monitor with some TN crap. Good plan!
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Old June 18, 2013, 01:48 PM
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I've done exactly that. Went from a 7970 Lightning to a 780. It's a nice upgrade, but only if you can sell your 7970 for a good price. 7970s which OC well are still very capable cards.
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Old June 18, 2013, 01:51 PM
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That's what I did. Never been happier.

Since when are TN panels crap? Just because they don't have the color accuracy of an IPS does not means they are crap.

Unless you are doing print media, you do not need an IPS. They have their drawbacks too you know.
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Old June 18, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Don't IPS monitors have comparatively poor refresh rates?
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