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Returning my (unopened) GTX 480s and getting these.
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My $500 Radeon 7950 is already in transit back to Amazon for a refund. Picking up 1-2 GTX 680's the instant I can.

LOL that crack me up

@OP thanks for posting this and saving all the good stuff thumb.gif
with updated drivers this card have huge potentials ,all i want to see now is how much this thing can OC ,great numbers
    
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the smaller the hosting site, the better. This is why OCN is a good place to host them tongue.gif

True, but nVidia can still have them taken down. Even from here. Tom's Hardware could also, as it imposes on copyrights and such as there was no "authorisation/consent to use the images", you know... the legalities and legal mumbo-jumbo.
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Dirt 3, Skyrim, Crysis 2 (dx11 patch), WoW and HAWX 2 are all games that perform better on the Nvidia-side than the AMD-side. Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 (dx9) is also slightly tilted towards Nvidia.
I'll wait for a review from Guru3D, Techpowerup and Anandtech showing how overclocking is on the 680, before deciding whether the 680 slaps the 7970 or it merely beats it by 10-20%

You could also consider this from a different point. Maybe nVidia's architecture is better suited for these games, but it could also mean that AMD's support is lacking or their architecture is inferior in those games. In all of these cases it simply means the GTX 680 is the better performing product.

The games they benched are the most popular and taxing games though. There's no point in benching a non taxing game or a game that no one plays, aside from Witcher 2, Starcraft II or so I don't see which game they should have included. Metro 2033 is a TWIMTBP game even though AMD performs better in it. Honestly I don't think they did a bad job with their game selection.

I'm with you on the last part though. I'm waiting for the Anandtech review, they write great reviews with a lot of usefull background information. The conclusion can already be made though, the GTX 680 is the better product, in physics as in performance.
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is the 680 overclocked vs 7970 overclocked, does the 680 still win? and if so by like 15% or?
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post #105 of 296
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They aren't intentionally holding up progress. Nvidia ran into problems with 28nm and weren't able to release a GK110 card as quickly as they had planned (no one really knows what happened to GK100, but it's safe to assume it also had problems), so they decided to release the GTX 680 with GK104 since they had to do something to counter the 7970. While GK104 was originally planned to be the midrange gpu, if it performs as well or better as the competition's current high end offering, it is going to be priced according to its market value. If a Gk104 refresh ends up in the GTX 760, then maybe we'll see it for ~$300.

Still bothers me though...why not wait a few months and completely blow the hell out of AMD. Its kind of like how the housing market got so ruined in some places. NVIDIAs house worth 300K always had granite countertops, and then AMD moved into the area and sold a house for 500K with granite countertops, So now NVIDIA thinks their house is worth 500K.

I'll wait for the final reviews and stuff, but I'll probably go AMD, or last gen TBH
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Dirt 3, Skyrim, Crysis 2 (dx11 patch), WoW and HAWX 2 are all games that perform better on the Nvidia-side than the AMD-side. Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 (dx9) is also slightly tilted towards Nvidia.
I'll wait for a review from Guru3D, Techpowerup and Anandtech showing how overclocking is on the 680, before deciding whether the 680 slaps the 7970 or it merely beats it by 10-20%

Because maybe Nvidia has the superior architecture for those games? Ever think of that? rolleyes.gif

AMD seems to love giving out Dirt3 for free so there's no reason for them to not have "optimized" their drivers to perform better on Dirt 3, so moot point.

If you're expecting the 680 to beat the 7970 by more than 20% across the board, it's not. But if it does beat it "merely" by 10-20%, it's still the better card, end of story. Stop trying to validate your 7970 purchase..
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Can anybody provide a proper link for the benchmark images? OP says he backed them up but no images can be found in the link he provided...
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post #108 of 296
marginal wins for the 680.... for those who already bought a 7970 i don't see a reason to switch to Kepler since they're the same price. but if you're in the market for a high end gpu i could go either way.
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Can anybody provide a proper link for the benchmark images? OP says he backed them up but no images can be found in the link he provided...

some of them can be found here
 
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Dirt 3, Skyrim, Crysis 2 (dx11 patch), WoW and HAWX 2 are all games that perform better on the Nvidia-side than the AMD-side. Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 (dx9) is also slightly tilted towards Nvidia.
I'll wait for a review from Guru3D, Techpowerup and Anandtech showing how overclocking is on the 680, before deciding whether the 680 slaps the 7970 or it merely beats it by 10-20%

for your information, gk104 merely beating a 7970 by 10-20% is a huge success. there's factors to nvidia's pricing, such as how high amd decided to set the bar for the 7970, and also i'm sure they don't want to kill the sales on the 500 series

pricing aside, gk104 is amazing and the real flagship, gk110 will demolish any single card solution. don't get confused by the name 680, those are consumers names. that is not the way cards rank anymore, as soon as both amd/nvidia started playing with consumer names, this became obvious so what you should be looking at is gk-xxx
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