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Dudes, just realized that the Diablo 3 Beta was still running and got a quick 5 minute play in. They're now on the 17th patch for the beta and I can tell you all that game will be amazing when its released on May 15th! When I was playing it, I was in a constant state of awe. I'm so happy for the last and this year's game releases. This year will be equally as great as the end of last year's games were, I'm sure. biggrin.gif
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Dudes, just realized that the Diablo 3 Beta was still running and got a quick 5 minute play in. They're now on the 17th patch for the beta and I can tell you all that game will be amazing when its released on May 15th! When I was playing it, I was in a constant state of awe. I'm so happy for the last and this year's game releases. This year will be equally as great as the end of last year's games were, I'm sure. biggrin.gif

What games are/were so great in your opinion?
Lost track a little since I only had a 9800gtx the last 3 years... wink.gif
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MW3, BF3, Dirt 3, and Skyrim were my favs of last year
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I ordered a sapphire 7970 oc version for $460 and free shipping from newegg. I was gonna get a 680 but ive had ati in the past and had no issues. Did i do good or did i dun goofed?
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I ordered a sapphire 7970 oc version for $460 and free shipping from newegg. I was gonna get a 680 but ive had ati in the past and had no issues. Did i do good or did i dun goofed?

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I ordered a sapphire 7970 oc version for $460 and free shipping from newegg. I was gonna get a 680 but ive had ati in the past and had no issues. Did i do good or did i dun goofed?

You should be fine. ;)

 

 

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Thanks guys, im no fanboy of either side but it was the price drop and 3gb ram that made my decision. Ive heard people claim on these forums that the 680 is something like 20% faster but that seemed bogus from the reviews ive seen.

All in all, should be a good upgrade from my 512mb ram 4870 with q6600. I cant wait to upgrade to ivy bridge next week and unleash the 7970 in it.
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Thanks guys, im no fanboy of either side but it was the price drop and 3gb ram that made my decision. Ive heard people claim on these forums that the 680 is something like 20% faster but that seemed bogus from the reviews ive seen.

All in all, should be a good upgrade from my 512mb ram 4870 with q6600. I cant wait to upgrade to ivy bridge next week and unleash the 7970 in it.

Yup, you should see a huge difference in speed overall.

 

 

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Few pointers to you if you choose Radeon vs GTX

What favors Radeon?

1. GTX is not 20% but only slightly faster. Around 9% is accurate enought. Clock for clock they are pretty much identical.
2. GTX is only faster vs Radeon reference cards, which are very much underclocked.
3. Radeons overclock to same speeds or better vs GTX and they scale better with clocks.
4. You can get Radeon OC version, which are as fast as GTXes with less money now than GTX reference are costing. In addition you get better cooler for this money.

What favors GTX?

Perhaps less buggy draivers. Thats all i can think of.
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If you play BF3, Nvidia is the way to go.
And if you want more then 1 card, Nvidia is the way to go (based on my personal experience with AMD)
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