I would wait for the new Nvidia Cards. I think they will smoke the new AMD stuff. Then you also wont have to worry about hybrid setups. You could just use the Nvidia Drivers. Its not too long to go.
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Putting my neck on the line now, but I can promise you Nvidia will not be releasing anything that beats the 7970 at the price fridgevr is paying for the 7970. Again don't expect monster gains from the new Nvidia cards, probably 10-15%.
Its hard to believe, the 7970 has been available since late december, by the time Nvidia launches their flagship cards the 7970 will have been on sale for around 6 - 8 Months. So yes the Kepler series cards will be faster, by how much I am not sure, they will also run hotter, draw more power, as Nividia's of past have done.
Then people will be comparing the GTX680 or whatever it will be called to the 7970 saying I told you it would be faster bla bla, then the amd fans will shout yes but the 7970 has been available for 8 months already..comparing older tech and then they'll say AMD are already working on their new GPU's (Which they are).
Its a never ending cycle.
Nvida cards are there for those who want raw power and dnt care about heat fan noise or power consumption and TBH their flagships are always over priced.
AMD cards (well since the 4000 series) have been improving on their price vs performance model. If you're working on a budget 9/10 AMD's the way to go.
Last edited by cheeseofdoooom; 29-02-2012 at 12:55 PM.