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Russian overclocker Slamms (Team Russia) gives interesting advise: ""Do not rush to sell your HD7970". I think we'll find out what he means exactly in a couple of days ...

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Interesting huh?!?
 
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I might sell my HD 7970 after i get bored with it. That being said only thing HD 7970 can win now is OC or High Resolution.
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Yep, that is what I figured when I wrote this a little less than an hour and a half ago in the [Tom's] GeForce GTX 680 Review thread:
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These results are much more what a next full node flagship GPU should be; i.e.: nearing the performance of the dual-GPU card from the former generation. In that regard the HD7970 is not on par with the upgrade that it needed to make in terms of relative performance to its HD6970 to make this almost or as fast as the HD6990.
However, there is something that intrigues me. AMD launched both the HD 7700 and HD 7800 series with a 1 Ghz model, yet they didn't with the HD 7900 series, but from what we've seen almost, if not every card can do 1 Ghz, with the stock voltage, and the power consumption and thermals are not much different either.
So... how many of you think that AMD did it on purpose ? If they launch a card at 925 Mhz, that is the model Nvidia must compare to when it launches their model. Next, AMD launches the HD 7970 Ghz Edition, along with a performance driver that increases performance around 10% and closes the gap. Current owners will benefit from the driver and won't be mad about the Ghz edition because they can just overclock their cards to 1 Ghz anyway.
It could be very possible that AMD is just waiting for Nvidia's official release to do this. I'm normally a Nvidia customer, but I like good competition, and this is a promising race if AMD has played their cards right, like I think they have.
 
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I might sell my HD 7970 after i get bored with it. That being said only thing HD 7970 can win now is OC or High Resolution.

Worth for waiting for that means just in a couple of days. I think more win than OC or High Res. biggrin.gif
 
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Oh look, news is going fast today:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1231760/the-inquirer-nvidias-gtx680-gets-thrashed-by-amds-mid-range-radeon-hd-7870-in-gpu-compute/0_30#post_16759906
This may be what he was talking about, at least partially.

Yeah maybe one of all but what i'm curious is overclocker give some hint. Another win possible maybe?
 
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It probably means that it beats the GTX680 when both are overclocked under extreme methods.

At least that's my blind guess.
   
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It probably means that it beats the GTX680 when both are overclocked under extreme methods.
At least that's my blind guess.

this is what i suspect as well. We all know the Tahiti chips are built for a higher clock than what is stock, but what we have seen of the specs of the 680 tell me that they are already dipping into the overclocked numbers on gk 104. I believe you will see most 680's top out around 1150 mhz (using their boost feature since it seems base clock does not overclock with AB, but we will see if they can disable this) with "golden" chips hitting 1200 (on water) and the unlucky ones topping out at 1100 (on air, maybe a bit higher, 1120, on water). Either way, it is sure to be a back and forth fight.
     
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Quote:
Russian overclocker Slamms (Team Russia) gives interesting advise: ""Do not rush to sell your HD7970". I think we'll find out what he means exactly in a couple of days ...

After 20 days :

still waiting...
Edited by stinart - 4/3/12 at 7:25am
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Russian overclocker Slamms (Team Russia) gives interesting advise: ""Do not rush to sell your HD7970". I think we'll find out what he means exactly in a couple of days ...

After 20 days :

still waiting...


 I think he meant the 680 isn't released so don't sell it yet. Kind of like let's see what happens or at least wait till the superior replacement is released so you can have a good card.

 So it's what anyone would be expected to say at the time with rumors of the spanking that was on it's way. No big mystery, no big secret, no unrevealed superhero save sauce...

 

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