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Originally Posted by Fantasy View Post

ok I'm convinced. 680 is just a fail. 1gb less than the 7970 and can't make it single slot for water cooling because of the stupid 2 6 pin power on top of each other and preform almost the same as the 7970.
going to buy the 7970 tomorrow.

I've never actually seen anybody run a WC'd card one slot apart, you got any pictures of people running WC'd cards that would have to be single slot to work?
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post #72 of 175
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Okay...FINALLY getting somewhere. biggrin.gif

Apparently my Dell 3007WFP does NOT like 1600x900. So hooked up my LG 23".

Clock for clock (7970 downclocked to stock 680 speeds):
338

Stay tuned, more results inbound from Heaven and Crysis.
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700mhz on a 7970 is yucky. At the very least clock for clock the 680 looks faster but who downclocks their card 200mhz.
    
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So where is the huge magical increase in performance the Nvidia people where talking about in the 7970 review thread when it came out?
Sure there are still lots of benchmarks to be done but clearly this has to be a small indicator of its performance?

Anyways lets hope NV and AMD will battle this out by reducing its price so both sides can win thumb.gif
    
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except the 3gb vram will be more useful for users with more than one monitor.

3gb is not only useful for multi-monitor setup, but also for high AA. AA uses a lot of vram, that why I'm going with the 3gb vram. I only use one 1080p lcd, but i like to use high AA.
if AMD makes a 4gb version of the 7970, i would get it.
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If they perform equal someones going to drop the price. So your best bet is to wait it out a week or so.

yah, you right.
    
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700mhz on a 7970 is yucky. At the very least clock for clock the 680 looks faster but who downclocks their card 200mhz.

Yeah, I don't get how that would even be a benchmark since the architectures are entirely different. Stock v. stock is what everyone wants to see.
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700mhz on a 7970 is yucky. At the very least clock for clock the 680 looks faster but who downclocks their card 200mhz.

I've never really understood the theory behind matching clocks with differing technologies. To me, it's like matching rpms with two cars and doesn't hold much weight. I mean, rev both engines as far as they'll go and see which is faster! Overclocked vs overclock and stock vs stock are the only two comparisons that I even bother to look at.
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Great work, nice one!
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Yeah, I don't get how that would even be a benchmark since the architectures are entirely different. Stock v. stock is what everyone wants to see.

Also quite curious to see both with a healthy overclock to get an idea about which one scales better, although this probably isn't the time. biggrin.gif

Cannot wait to see more results, this is great!
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So where is the huge magical increase in performance the Nvidia people where talking about in the 7970 review thread when it came out?
Sure there are still lots of benchmarks to be done but clearly this has to be a small indicator of its performance?
Anyways lets hope NV and AMD will battle this out by reducing its price so both sides can win thumb.gif


Anyone who believed the 40% myth was a fanboy or was verbalizing their wishes and mine.
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