Radeon HD 6000 series better 7000 series?

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thedarkfade
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Hello again, my fellow geeks,

According to this page:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217-11.html

The Radeon HD 6990 4GB betters a lot of the newer graphic cards, that chart also shows the GTX 590 3GB betters the GTX 2GB, are they correct or not?

thanks a lot.

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Well you usually can't compare a dual GPU card that's just one generation older than a newer generation single GPU card. But that's mainly due to the drivers needed to be worked on more to be able to fully adopt the video card's full potential. I could recall my GTX 470 beat the GTX 295 in some tests, despite it's only 1 generation younger than the GTX 295.

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It's faster than a lot of cards because it has dual GPU's. Currently, AMD does not have a new dual chip card out. When it arrives, if ever, it will be the 7990. But it was supposed to be out when the nVidia 680 came out to steal some of the thunder for that card. I guess AMD can not make it perform. nVidia already out paces the whole 7000 series in most test and have the 690, a dual GPU card, on the market. With the 8000 series right around the corner, I am guessing the 7990 will not see the light of day.

thedarkfade
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I have seen reviews that most of the cards in the Radeon HD 7000 series lose the race in comparing to those over the GTX 600 series, and I think there's quite a large gap between them.

Another question, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670, GTX 680, which will be more better in terms of performance/value?

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The 660 Ti offers the best bang for the buck for Kepler cards.

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Razear wrote:The 660 Ti offers the best bang for the buck for Kepler cards.

^^^^^ What he said. Unless you are going for over 1920x1080 resolutions or triple screens. The squeezed memory bandwidth on the 660ti causes it to loose some ground at really high res or triple screen setups.

thedarkfade
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Oh, thanks for reminding me that, Prophet. And I am going to do triple screens and over 1920X1080, then should I get a GTX670 4GB (I am sure I won't want one with less then 4GB) or a GTX680?

Another Thought: A GTX680 is much expensive.....

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You will want to stretch your budget when gaming in surround since you will be pushing very high resolutions. I would not go with anything less than a 680 if you want to be able to crank up the details and maintain a playable framerate.

thedarkfade
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Can't a GTX670 4GB do the job?

thedarkfade
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Or will 660Ti SLI do the job?

Prophet4NO1
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To give you an idea of what is needed. I have 2 GTX 680's running 3 1920x1080 screens. To play BF3 at 60ish fps or better I have to turn AA off and set the settings to high. I can do Ultra, but it somethimes has FPS dives that are very annoying. But at high with AA off, I go no lower than 40-45 fps and stay around 60-70 on average.

thedarkfade
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OMG.... Then I think I won't do triple-monitor that cost too much for me. Thanks for the replies anyways.

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No worries. There are a good chunk of games that do not need SLI 680's to run wihtt he eye candy one, but they are few and far. Most are older titles. When I here people say they are doing it on single 660ti or 7850's I cringe. It either means it's three low res monitors, ewwww. Or really low settings, ewwwwwwwwww. Or worst of all 30 or less fps. I rather be on one screen at 60+ fps with settings maxed than on a triple screen with crap fps and details. I am fortunate enough to afford high end hardware, but when I couldn't I went for bang for the buck single screen performance.

thedarkfade
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Really appreciate the comments, I guess I will stay on one-screen-gaming, until I work full time. (Still a student LOL)

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The HD 7990 cards are coming on the market now. And, of course, spank the HD 6990 cards, as well as the GTX 690 in several benchmarks (by a narrower margin). A few nVidia optimized games still hold the edge with the GTX 690.

Nick McDermott

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Thanks Rodney, did not expect this caught ur attention.

Eire1274: yeah quite thrilled waiting for it to come out, although I probably won't be able to afford it. :( nvm ^^

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Yes, Sapphire's initial HD 7990 is sitting around $700... if you are lucky to find it in stock. Essentially the same thing that happened with the HD 6990, and at the same price (which is nice considering the 7000 series launching typically more expensive than it's counterpart had).

Nick McDermott