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1080p benchmarks?
Who buys 550$ cards to play at 1080p? LOL!
Let's see 2560X1600 and multiple screens true gaming set-ups. The 2Gb vs 3Gb will make a big differences in those real high end gaming resolutions.
1080p. ''We have a winner''. The title made me laugh and spilled my coffee. smile.gif
Can't play on my 3X30'' LCDs with 2Gb. 3Gb is barely enough. LOL at Nvidia! 550$ to play at 1080p with only 2Gb.

your post make's me laugh and will make me laugh for a long time ,take it like a man biggrin.gif
EDIT; you are minority with your 3x30" and i'm pretty sure they can come up with 3Gb variant if they want to..
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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..

I'm not denying GK104 is better suited for those games, I want to know if this ~15% lead is valid across the board or only for a few selected benchmarks where Nvidia traditionally has done better than AMD. There are plenty of reviews showing that Nvidia has done better than AMD in Dirt 2/3, and that doesn't change the fact that there are games where AMD does better.

My purchase of a 7970 was validated by ridding myself of CFX.
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If this is what "little Kepler" can do, I can't wait to see "big Kepler"! Although, by the time big Kepler hit's AMD will have their own refresh anyway. Never ending dance.

I am wondering if I should just straight up wait for 4GB versions of the GTX 680 or buy the 2GB versions, see how much they suck at my Surround resolutions and then upgrade to the 4GB versions. Bah! tongue.gif
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Still curious on clock speeds, and if the self overclocking is true... Because if this is at stock... this is awesome. If it's self overclocked, its good but far less of a victory, if not a break even.

Real question: Will it overclock and beat a overclocked AMD? If so, i'm buying biggrin.gif
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Still curious on clock speeds, and if the self overclocking is true... Because if this is at stock... this is awesome. If it's self overclocked, its good but far less of a victory, if not a break even.
Real question: Will it overclock and beat a overclocked AMD? If so, i'm buying biggrin.gif
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post #126 of 296
Thread Starter 
I have updated the OP with a new backup since the others are gone: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?277763-%93Kepler%94-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-780&p=5071447&viewfull=1#post5071447 (THANKS OLIVON!)

Daclownie, the clocks are stock here smile.gif. The GPU isn't self-overclocking, it's just doing a turbo mode like Intel CPU's do.

If the new backup goes down I will re-up elsewhere myself.
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post #127 of 296
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Still curious on clock speeds, and if the self overclocking is true... Because if this is at stock... this is awesome. If it's self overclocked, its good but far less of a victory, if not a break even.
Real question: Will it overclock and beat a overclocked AMD? If so, i'm buying biggrin.gif

Well do we know if you can turn off the NVIDIA step up deal without overclocking? It seems to me nvidia biased reviews would leave the step up on and go against OC cards, but legit sites will turn it off (if possible).

If theres no way to turn it off then we are not going to see true stock reviews, and I'd be willing to bet you aren't going to get crazy clocks above the step up.
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Hopefully nothing happens to Tom's.

I absolutely hate these strict NDA's. I understand them early in the process, but when they're so close to release and cards are already in reviewers/resellers hands, all it does is frustrate the consumer.

Just open the can o' worms early nVidia, what does it matter at this point?
Edited by Maxxron - 3/20/12 at 12:30pm
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I'll tell you who buys a $500 card to play 1080p. The same people who buy $450+ 120 hz monitors. you cant get those bad boys at a higher resolution... Not enough bandwidth

Not really logical. 550$ card to play on a 450$ display. Funny.

It's like using a 1000$ amp with 500$ worth of speakers. Not really logical. I have 100K$ worth of electronics in my HT, and the speakers are worth 6X the price of the amps and pre-amp. smile.gif

550$ card for at least 3X 1080p would be more logical IMHO. 2Gb not enough. And not enough for me with 3X30''. Nice try Nvidia. But 2Gb is not nough for 550$ IMHO.
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post #130 of 296
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Not really logical. 550$ card to play on a 450$ display. Funny.
It's like using a 1000$ amp with 500$ worth of speakers. Not really logical. I have 100K$ worth of electronics in my HT, and the speakers are worth 6X the price of the amps and pre-amp. smile.gif
550$ card for at least 3X 1080p would be more logical IMHO. 2Gb not enough. And not enough for me with 3X30''. Nice try Nvidia. But 2Gb is not nough for 550$ IMHO.

Then wait for the 4 GB model that no doubt will be available at some point. Besides that higher resolution and fast monitors are getting cheaper everyday. People that use 3+ monitors are part of a niche group so you can't really blame them for not having 4 gb when it would probably drive the cost of the card up.
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