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The slides are fake. 8x MSAA is not possible in bf3. Check the options yourself, 4x IS the max.

The review has pics of the card on their test bench with a RIVE, and a LN2 pot. They also have screens with GPU-Z etc. I'd think this is the real deal. A typo or two wont change that.
 
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post #232 of 425
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The review has pics of the card on their test bench with a RIVE, and a LN2 pot. They also have screens with GPU-Z etc. I'd think this is the real deal. A typo or two wont change that.

Not to mention the freaking die shot. This is legit.
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post #233 of 425
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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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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.
Not everyone has the same ambient temps. C'mon now. rolleyes.gif
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post #234 of 425
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The slides are fake. 8x MSAA is not possible in bf3. Check the options yourself, 4x IS the max.

Chart has already been corrected:

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The 7970 is on par with the GTX 680 in BF3. Also, you can force 8xaa in nv control panel and AMD's CCC.
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Chart has already been corrected:
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The 7970 is on par with the GTX 680 in BF3. Also, you can force 8xaa in nv control panel and AMD's CCC.

Old drivers for the GTX 680 mean worse BF3 performance than it will actually have. The GTX 680 is going to be faster in launch-day reviews than this.
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Old drivers for the GTX 680 mean worse BF3 performance than it will actually have. The GTX 680 is going to be faster in launch-day reviews than this.

Link for proof please?
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Link for proof please?

It's been said by other reviewers on XS comments, as well. You'll see soon enough smile.gif. Not all things are linkable...
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He says that while forgetting there are still driver improvements coming for the 7970 as well.

Like I said two FPS difference in BF3 means the cards are pretty much even and I can post benchmarks of all the other games in there showing higher performance with my 7970 in fact if you've read the thread you'll see I already did. SPecifically the 3dmark score is way way low for the 7970.
    
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That would be a down right stupid business decision. You want it to perform well on paper, and by paper I mean stock. The general public who doesn't know a thing about OCing is going to make a decision based on out-of-box performance.
Are you going to use your full arsenal to take an enemy down when one bullet will do the job? It's why the GK100 is still in NV's arsenal.

Who in the general public is going to buy a $550 GPU and doesn't know what overclocking is?
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It's been said by other reviewers on XS comments, as well. You'll see soon enough smile.gif. Not all things are linkable...

Wow. I ask for proof, and you send me over to XS to sift through that trainwreck of a thread? Gee thanks. rolleyes.gif

EDIT: This is non-sense. You don't honestly expect me to take you seriously on that, do you? If you read it somewhere, you need to figure out where and link it. Otherwise, don't make claims that cannot be verified.

The burden of proof is on you bud. If you don't have any, then kindly sit down.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/16/12 at 2:15pm
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