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GPU needed, no budget

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Are you going to overclock? What is the rest of your spec? What and how many monitors will you be using/are using and at what resolution?
 
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7970.

With the latest drivers it is faster than a 680 and cheaper. It is also a better specced card on paper.

Although the difference is within a couple of percent so not really noticeable.

At higher res the 7970 will be a fair bit faster.
 
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Unless I am mistaken, that is what the OP is using and I feel we could be wasting his money with some of the cards being posted. Best to confim what his current system is before commiting his money to a new GPU.

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Sorry for lack of info. Ill upgrade cpu to an i7, mb is a Gigabyte z77 ds3h and Ill be running one monitor and no OC
 
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This is the best for the Red Team.

YOUR BASKET
1 x MSI HD 7970 Lightning BOOSTED Edition 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card **OcUK Exclusive** with FREE FARCRY3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs & 20% off MOH Warfighter PC Games £379.99
Total : £391.39 (includes shipping : £9.50).



And this is the best for the Green Team.

YOUR BASKET
1 x MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Borderlands 2 & Assassin's Creed III PC Games £439.99
Total : £451.39 (includes shipping : £9.50).



I am assuming you are using a 1080P monitor and are after a single GPU (not a 690/7990)?
 
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I dont know which is best, one card with 2 gpu's or a single gpu card and have 2 of them in an sli/crossfire
 
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