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Everything here looks promising so far. I might get 2 of these and SLI them as a temporary set up till GK110.
Or if that post is right and we might be seeing around $200 reduction on the 7970 then I will get a pair of them.
Still not so sure on what to do, and having this system sit here with no video card is killing me.
It will all depend on time and what is the more performance per dollar.
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This thread is ridiculous.

So according to nVidia fanboys, nVidia clearly wins this round, even though the card is 3 months late, the rumours and benchmarks are biased, and it only wins by ~15% after being hyped to be 30% better.

If you claim "it's only 3 months late", well by the time there will be real numbers of cards on the market (judging by their problems with 28nm), it will be four months.

They also claim that the 680 is mid-range and that nVidia have some sort of super-card up their sleeves, yeah alright. rolleyes.gif

So if AMD releases a card that blows the 680 out of the water 4 months after 680 release, people who "decided to wait" for the 8970 will be deemed smarter than the people who jumped on kepler. Just like the people who "decided to wait" for kepler are smarter than the people who bought 7970s.
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Everything here looks promising so far. I might get 2 of these and SLI them as a temporary set up till GK110.
Or if that post is right and we might be seeing around $200 reduction on the 7970 then I will get a pair of them.
Still not so sure on what to do, and having this system sit here with no video card is killing me.
It will all depend on time and what is the more performance per dollar.

lol, don't expect a 200 dollar price reduction on the 7970.

I swear some of you people. All this review shows is we all got screwed. Nvidia screwed us by releasing a mid-range card at 550 that bareeellly beats a 7970. If it even beats it. Several people in this thread have shown 7970 benchs that are way higher then the 680 numbers in there. My theory is that yields contributed to this and they simply could not get their big-die card rolling but that doesn't change the fact that we get screwed. Personally I will hold final judgement til the proper reviews get in. Because honestly we have been getting BS info about Kepler for six months now. Now that we have a review with "8XMSAA" in BF3 everyone is going crazy. Like can you not see the pattern? lol

And then AMD screwed you by starting of the gen with a 550 dollar card because they owned the market for three months.

I mean what is there to be happy about here.
    
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8800gt was priced at around 220$ on launch... that is what I would call midrange... die size was also comparable to other mid range cards.

I thought that was because G92 (8800 gt) was 65nm and G80 (8800 GTX) was 90nm. The die size naturally got smaller since the node shrank.

8800 GT was cheaper because it was cheaper to produce due to the die size shrink. The 8800 GTX and GTS 640mb was a very expensive card to produce.
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I keep hearing 3 months late and stuff but 9th of January - 23th of March seems to be quite a bit shorter. Would almost be the same as calling the Cayman late since it came a month late 9th of November to15th of December and lost. Is this card that late? GK100 sure, GK104 not that sure (38 days longer).
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Not too sure if I should be impressed considering how much higher the GPU clock is compared to the default clock... Are any of these benchmarks done on stock 680 speeds? Bit of an unfair comparison unless the other cards are overclocked too.


^nope.avi

That's stock apparently.
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I keep hearing 3 months late and stuff but 9th of January - 23th of March seems to be quite a bit shorter. Would almost be the same as calling the Cayman late since it came a month late 9th of November to15th of December and lost. Is this card that late? GK100 sure, GK104 not that sure (38 days longer).

don't like to add to the madness, but you have a point. it's not as late as some people keep suggesting. although, paper launch in december and real launch jan. 9th. march 23rd (when NDA will lift) or even today is way more than 38 days. HD7970 went on sale 2 months and a few days ago. if this card goes on sale the first or second week in april that will be 3 months.
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Not too sure if I should be impressed considering how much higher the GPU clock is compared to the default clock... Are any of these benchmarks done on stock 680 speeds? Bit of an unfair comparison unless the other cards are overclocked too.

Both cards were at stock.

However, the GTX 680 has a feature which can boost the clock frequency up to 1100mhz or more from the stock 1006mhz in certain titles and benchmarks. It's a cool feature, but it has me skeptical about the TDP that nvidia is reporting for the GTX 680. I think the TDP that they're reporting is in it's normal state (1006mhz), not the auto-overclocked state. If that's the case, the MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TDP is guaranteed to be somewhere over 200-watts, probably around 210-215, not the reported 190-watts on their slides.

Either way, if actual power numbers are even remotely close to this, nvidia has pulled a pretty beefy rabbit out of their hat.
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Both cards were at stock.
However, the GTX 680 has a feature which can boost the clock frequency up to 1100mhz or more from the stock 1006mhz in certain titles and benchmarks. It's a cool feature, but it has me skeptical about the TDP that nvidia is reporting for the GTX 680. I think the TDP that they're reporting is in it's normal state (1006mhz), not the auto-overclocked state. If that's the case, the MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE TDP is guaranteed to be somewhere over 200-watts, probably around 210-215, not the reported 190-watts on their slides.

I noticed that after I posted doh.gif
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