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meh overclocked? like what BD was destined to be?
    
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So you own a gtx 680 and can indeed say that it doesn't smash a 7970?

Why does it have my name quoted in your post? I didn't post that... I know that the HD 6970 was released after the GTX 580.
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Why does it have my name quoted in your post? I didn't post that... I know that the HD 6970 was released after the GTX 580.

On my screen it says Mr. Frosty......so idk what your screen is showing lol
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I'm supposed to take "leaked" nvidia PR slides as proof of performance? There is no proof those are real by any means.
How do I know those aren't from a 3 month old ES with pre-alpha drivers?

They not leaked slides, some guy has a real card and has run real benchmarks on them... rolleyes.gif
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AMD's 6970 had a 256-bit bus because they have never had anything greater than that. Then look what happened, 7970 came out and they upped the bus width. What you wanna bet 8970 has a 384-bit bus?
nVidia has been rocking >256-bit busses since the GTX2XX series. This is absolutely a mid-range nVidia GPU that they released to stay relevant while they perfect the GK110. Why bother blowing AMD out of the water and play their whole hand when AMD has already publicly announced their next series features GCN2.0?
For comical effect: Let me play my Blastoise (nVidia) against your Charmander (AMD) and blow you away, then you turn around and rape my Bulbasaur with your Charizard next turn. Oh yeah, Pokemon.

Different architecture, and therefore, different specs.

You can facepalm all you want (although memes are frowned upon in news threads, but people continue to use them. read 5entinel's signature.) but the GTX 680 has 1536 CUDA cores vs. 512 on the GTX 580, yet performance of the GTX 680 is estimated to be an average of 30% higher. In otherwords, it's a brand new architecture, and the specs do not translate from one card generation to another. If they only need a 256-bit memory bus to achieve that sort of performance, then that's all they're going to use. The size of the bus is not an exact indicator of performance.
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This feels like BD with all the High Turbo Speeds and loots of CUDA cores.
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On my screen it says Mr. Frosty......so idk what your screen is showing lol

lol... chalk it up to an overclock.net mystery I guess. I definitely see my name there for some reason. rolleyes.gif
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I foresee quite a few recent 7970 owners regretting their purchase biggrin.gif

Why? They've had a pretty big overclock on the 680 in this biased review...

By the looks of it at stock clocks it looks to be no faster then a 7970...

??????????!!!!!

1006mhz = stock clock , the turbo is even turned off .

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With this dynamic clocking/boosting I would be more concerned with in-game stuttering than power usage. Specifically with SLI setups. I would think that clocks changing on load levels whenever a game went from clam to crazy and synchronizing those changes between cards could increase the potential for micro-stuttering.

I wonder how these new cards will fold with all those CUDA cores.
     
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LOL
the bottom bar was cut off...

the 7970 probably matched the 680 or beat it...but we will never know..

waiting for anadtech, and others to post reviews
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