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I guess you are right, I generally assume that lower temps = less power which isn't always correct. Could of swore there was a power consumption chart on the OP, but it was just the a temp chart.

If only that were the case. We still have to see how beefy that cooling solution is under the shroud. If it's anything like the GTX 580's cooling solution, that means the GTX 680 runs hot. If it's having to dissipate that much heat, that means all of that performance in a small package comes at a price of current leakage.
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you're not going to need more than 2GB outside of a multi monitor setup, and even then the 680 will likely be bandwidth limited with its 256bit bus just as much if not more so than its memory buffer

that being said, the 680 looks like its shaping up to be the definitive single monitor GPU


 

Says you^...

 

 

GuildWars & ArchAge both said they utilize all of your VRAM for textures, the more the better. No hiccups as spontaneos people plop-up from over the hiorizon, etc. Not to mention VirtuMVP technology seems to work better with more VRAM.

 

 

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With the GK104 already meeting/beating 7970, there's absolutely no reason to pull out anything more powerful since a 7990 (if it comes out) could be dethroned by a 2xGK104 based GTX690.
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currently have to ask whether g104 will be released, no one, not really has seen 100% proof, of this existence.release all the time is postponed.
sorry my english
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So in the most demanding game the 680 beat the 7970 by 2fps? Sorry I'm not regretting my purchase at all.

Also the 7970's 3dmark 11 score is about 500 points too low. I score about 10,000 graphics score with my daily OC. If I can OC my 7970 800 points past a stock 680 score I'm not putting much money on the 680 being faster by more then 10%.

The way this is shaping up they are basically the same card. The 680 will no doubt be faster in some benchmarks but I'm almost positive the 7970 will be faster in some as well.

Again 2FPS in BF3. Really tells you all you need to know.

Also those temperature numbers are BS. My 7970 at 350mhz overclock doesn't hit 80 degrees on a reference cooler with the stock fan profile. I don't believe for a second theres hits 86 at stock. In fact no review of the 7970 out there has the card running that hot.
    
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post #225 of 425
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Says you^...


GuildWars & ArchAge both said they utilize all of your VRAM for textures, the more the better. No hiccups as spontaneos people plop-up from over the hiorizon, etc. Not to mention VirtuMVP technology seems to work better with more VRAM.


You can run Guild wars maxed out with a toaster so what's the point?
 
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So in the most demanding game the 680 beat the 7970 by 2fps? Sorry I'm not regretting my purchase at all.
Also the 7970's 3dmark 11 score is about 500 points too low. I score about 10,000 graphics score with my daily OC. If I can OC my 7970 800 points past a stock 680 score I'm not putting much money on the 680 being faster by more then 10%.
The way this is shaping up they are basically the same card. The 680 will no doubt be faster in some benchmarks but I'm almost positive the 7970 will be faster in some as well.
Again 2FPS in BF3. Really tells you all you need to know.
Also those temperature numbers are BS. My 7970 at 350mhz overclock doesn't hit 80 degrees on a reference cooler with the stock fan profile. I don't believe for a second theres hits 86 at stock. In fact no review of the 7970 out there has the card running that hot.

True dat. Haven't seen a review running that hot either.
I'm also pretty sure that the GTX 680 will already be pushing the clocks to get on par/ a bit ahead of the 7970. If this is the case AMD may just release a 1100MHZ edition or something which will stomp the GTX 680.
Anyway both the GTX 680 and 7970 look like really good cards.
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I foresee quite a few recent 7970 owners regretting their purchase biggrin.gif

Why does someone else's regret please you?

Regardless of 680 performance, the 7970 is a good card. That would be like saying, "I foresee quite a few recent 680 owners regretting their purchase biggrin.gif," when the next fastest card surfaces.
    
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Why does someone else's regret please you?
Regardless of 680 performance, the 7970 is a good card. That would be like saying, "I foresee quite a few recent 680 owners regretting their purchase biggrin.gif," when the next fastest card surfaces.

He didn't say that the 7970 isn't a good card. I know if I just bought a 7970 yesterday for $549 and news of a GTX680 beating the 7970 by X% while consuming X% less power for the same price, I would regret my purchase. It doens't mean that my 7970 is any lesser of a card just because the GTX680 is out.. but I would rather have the GTX680.. therefore I am regretting purchasing the 7970.
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The slides are fake. 8x MSAA is not possible in bf3. Check the options yourself, 4x IS the max.
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The slides are fake. 8x MSAA is not possible in bf3. Check the options yourself, 4x IS the max.

Given the guy's chart making skills, it was probably a mistake.
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