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I wonder if that means it'll get choked it certain situations like the HD 5870 did against the GTX 470/480. I am hoping to snag something very fast for $300 this year, I am hoping the competition can make it be something high up on the red team. GTX 680 battles the HD 7970 with vigor while destroying and dismissing the HD 7950 down to the maintream bracket right into my loving arms.

It appears to be just so!

The 7970, from appearances the 680, the 7950, and the 7870 totally destroy games at the 1080p level! I do not feel one can tell the difference. Older architecture, the GTX 580, 570, 560 TI 448, 6970, also have no problems.

I think I can pick up a GTX 580 lightning in the next 10 days for under $300. thumb.gif
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Amd is sitting back and lighting a cigar over the gtx 680, they are happy bout this

Happy that they have to lower the price of the 7970.....? Cause unless they counter with a refresh that beats the 680 right away, they will lose profits when this hits the market.
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Happy that they have to lower the price of the 7970.....? Cause unless they counter with a refresh that beats the 680 right away, they will lose profits when this hits the market.

Not my logic but the logic of this forum now makes your Gtx 570 a $200 card at most!
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How long until we see them in the store?
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How long until we see them in the store?

22nd or 23rd.

Some stores already have them but they can't sell them yet.
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So basically I wont be replacing my 590 with a single 680, good to know thumb.gif
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So basically I wont be replacing my 590 with a single 680, good to know thumb.gif


Not worth it since your card is still very strong.

 
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So basically I wont be replacing my 590 with a single 680, good to know thumb.gif

- 72% better performance per watt.
- Single GPU scales better across all games, with less driver issues, and has no microstutter.
- Will probably overclock much better than a 590, when it's already pretty close to it's performance.
- Run's cooler and quieter.
- A heck of a lot less power consumption.

Looks to me like upgrading a 590 to a 680 is totally worth it. It will probably overclock much more and probably beat an overclocked 590 afterwards. While keeping all the benefits above. After selling your 590, you wouldn't even end up spending much.
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Not my logic but the logic of this forum now makes your Gtx 570 a $200 card at most!

Yup, just sold one of my 570's on eBay, final price, $222.50 (SuperClocked EVGA too). By the time I sell my second 570 to be replaced by the 680, it will probably go for $150 tops.

That's part of the fun of being an enthusiast. smile.gif
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- 72% better performance per watt.
- Single GPU scales better across all games, with less driver issues, and has no microstutter.
- Will probably overclock much better than a 590, when it's already pretty close to it's performance.
- Run's cooler and quieter.
- A heck of a lot less power consumption.
Looks to me like upgrading a 590 to a 680 is totally worth it. It will probably overclock much more and probably beat an overclocked 590 afterwards. While keeping all the benefits above. After selling your 590, you wouldn't even end up spending much.

this. +1. Upgrading from the 590 to the 680 is totally worth it. thumb.gif
    
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