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Originally Posted by Mesmero View Post

Pretty much where a lot of people are at.

I have yet to experiment those issues headscratch.gif
   
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Does this mean GTX 680 is slower than 7970?
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

I have yet to experiment those issues headscratch.gif

In all honesty I've only had it in three games, it's a bit overblown from fanboys. The bolded was mainly about the gimp amount of vram not so much the drivers.

@Riou

No ones knows for sure yet. Leaked stock graphs say the 680 is faster stock but no ones done a proper overclock vs overclock bench.
Edited by Mesmero - 3/20/12 at 4:01pm
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In all honesty I've only had it in three games it's a bit overblown from fanboys. The bolded was mainly about the gimp amount of vram not so much the drivers.

I can attest that 2GB of vram begins to hit its limits on games such as Skyrim even when using FXAA on surround gaming. Certain locations with HD textures at a resolution of 3510x1920 will creep above 2GB on my current rig which is no problem with 3GB of vram. This is an extreme case scenario, most people will not need more than 2GB of vram unless pushing 16x AA at 2560 on AAA titles.
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If they drop HD 7970 to $400 i will eat my hat. Nvidia did it with GTX280 and they had to refund people $150 back.

I doubt they will hit $400 that quickly, they are very strong cards. I would say they MIGHT be lowered to the $500 range, depending on the OC range of the 680's
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In all honesty I've only had it in three games, it's a bit overblown from fanboys. The bolded was mainly about the gimp amount of vram not so much the drivers.
@Riou
No ones knows for sure yet. Leaked stock graphs say the 680 is faster stock but no ones done a proper overclock vs overclock bench.

I have a feeling the 680 has be pre-overclocked to barely be faster than the 7970, thus there will be less final OC room. but that is just my gut feeling.
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Does this mean GTX 680 is slower than 7970?

Looking at it if GTX680 is faster it should be at leas $550+. There has to be a reason why it would be $500.
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I have to say, I have never experienced driver issues with my 4770 and 5850 in any game or application. My previous 8800GT on the other hand had a couple of issues, although they usually didn't take long to fix. Maybe I got lucky, but I have never experienced the whole knee jerk "AMD drivers are FAIL" thing.


I'm still considering a 7950 or 7970 though, depending on how far the prices come down, for one reason; BOINC. I want a card that games and puts up decent PPD, something that previous cards have managed on both sides.
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Im a little upset with the low VRAM. For those of us running multiple displays or surround or eyefinity (for AMD) 2GB just does not cut it.
 
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post #109 of 174
First list price have seen in oz is $645 which is about $50 cheaper than the 7970

Makes my decision so much harder. I was set for the 7970 now Im not so sure.
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Looking at it if GTX680 is faster it should be at leas $550+. There has to be a reason why it would be $500.

and why not? in your logics, imagine the $600 cards from 5 years ago scaling up and up everytime a new gen comes out, if its better than the $600 why wouldnt we sell it for $650+ ? cards would be 3K dlls lol

I'm sure Nvidia has studied their enthusiast market and $450 - $500 is the good spot where they can sell cards, most of the gaming users are willing to spend $500, beyond that the market becomes smaller and smaller, existant yes, but not in masses like they want to.
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