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if the roamers are true and the GTX 680 will only have 2GB Vram then I'm just going to get the 7970. However I think there will be a 4gb version of the 680, but that will probably take months from now .

so I think I'm just going to wait 9 days and see what happens.

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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

IMO not worth waiting seeing as the gtx 680 is only a midrange kepler card (i.e. gk104), so it will perform like the 7970, probably not much better or worse.
So you might as well buy a 7970 now if you are set on buying a gtx 680 or 7970.

how is the 680 mid rang?! Isn't the GTX 680 the fastest single gpu card that will come out from nvidia?
    
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it's mid range in the sense that it was originally planned to be like a 670 Ti or something, with a higher end 680 also being released. instead, they went with just calling it their flagship 680
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Originally Posted by Fantasy View Post

if the roamers are true and the GTX 680 will only have 2GB Vram then I'm just going to get the 7970. However I think there will be a 4gb version of the 680, but that will probably take months from now .
so I think I'm just going to wait 9 days and see what happens.
how is the 680 mid rang?! Isn't the GTX 680 the fastest single gpu card that will come out from nvidia?

It's a small die, GTX 460 type of card. But 7970 wasn't the kind of generational improvement nV expected as usually these shrinks net 70-100% performance increase over previous generations. But with TSMC, that would be impossible this go around for nV to release GK110(or 112.. Whichever it is)(High end kepler... 2300+ CUDA / 512bit / 4gb) monster. It would have been far worst than GF100. They have to work out the kinks.

So technically, yes GTX 680(gk104) is and will be nV's high end solution because it competes at the high end level, and their true top tier card won't be around until Q4 to Q1 13'. But on the flip side, it's mid range. Because it isn't anything near what nVidia has up their sleeves.

Smoke And Mirrors friend

If it wasn't for the obvious vRam limitation of your 5970, it would have definitely lasted you until 8xxx and GTX 7xx.... Too bad.
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post #14 of 52
if you can wait the 10 or whatever days till kepler then wait if not go 7970.
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if you can wait the 10 or whatever days till kepler then wait if not go 7970.

This. If Kepler is a winner, then the 7970 may well drop in price. If Kepler is a fail chip, then buy a 7970. It's only a week or ten days to see the first reviews, you may as well wait a little bit.
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post #16 of 52
buy 7950 OC have better C/P than 7970/GTX 680~
post #17 of 52
waiting is the better option and its only 10 days from now...whats the big deal?
atleast u can properly judge between the two and be satisfied with ur purchase.....
     
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post #18 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

IMO not worth waiting seeing as the gtx 680 is only a midrange kepler card (i.e. gk104), so it will perform like the 7970, probably not much better or worse.
So you might as well buy a 7970 now if you are set on buying a gtx 680 or 7970.

A mid range card that will priced above 500$.

For someone looking to spend max 300$ on a gpu what is the best thing out there now? 680 should be way less than 500$ in a fair world.
post #19 of 52
You might as well wait mate. See what happens and how the graphs stack up.
post #20 of 52
This is the time to put logic to the practical.
Which company is more reputable?
Which company has the better techs?

I'm with AMD team right now, have been for the last 10 years and i assure you.... NVIDIA's driver team makes AMD's look like amateur tech school graduates.

Hows that for a change? An un-biased statement eek.gif
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