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Dang it don't buy this card, the price of Gfx cards are too damn high. lets protest by not buying, maybe that'll force them to lower the price?

Yes please....so I have a better chance when it launches to get one. biggrin.gif
     
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I think everyone would agree a gtx 480 SLI to gtx 680 is a pretty good upgrade. id get the same maybe even better performance without heating up my room. eff you summer! you aint heating up my room any longer! im sold smile.gif
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7970 costs more, draws more power, yet consistently performs worse based on all of the leaked Tom's charts that we've seen.
What's not to like about the GTX 680? Except the fact that your 7970 is no longer the best single GPU card, that is wink.gif

That was True for HD 7970 too. Cheaper then GTX580 3GB, less power, faster.
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Nah, actually.

I'd say keep your 480's in SLi...

CMon man, do you really need to? Sure, it's cooler and 1 card, but damn man...your 480's in SLi are fine.

Hold out for a 780...that will be true Kepler, TRUE POWER!


As for the 7970, faster in some rare, cases, but not most of the time, not even with mature drivers.
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Also a previous generation than the 7970
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Although the performance and efficiency are amazing, I just can't justify buying this knowing there's a beastly GK110 card in the works. Lets not forget this card was originally supposed to be the 660/670ti. It was only bumped up to flagship status since it toppled the 7970.
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Nah, actually.
I'd say keep your 480's in SLi...
CMon man, do you really need to? Sure, it's cooler and 1 card, but damn man...your 480's in SLi are fine.
Hold out for a 780...that will be true Kepler, TRUE POWER!
As for the 7970, faster in some rare, cases, but not most of the time, not even with mature drivers.

Pretty much this. There is no reason to upgrade right now at all. Nothing that pushes the hardware is out there (or coming out anytime soon). I thought BF3 was going to kill my 480 so I got a 2nd one... and it runs smooth as butter.
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Striving for the #1 best card at the moment, for most people, is a foolish endeavor. with the constant changes in computer tech the #1 of today is quickly forgotten and replaced tomorrow. having the best card at the moment is really nothing to boast about. in fact unless money is no object to you or you are a complete, absolute gaming nut, obtaining the best card at any given moment is a foolish and expensive decision.
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One thing that I was wondering about is the Metro 2033 benchmark. Higher fps than the 7970 with AAA, lower fps with MSAA 4X. Is this from the 2GB of VRAM vs 3GB? If so, this gap should close a bit if the OC potential is as good as many hope it is right?
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Striving for the #1 best card at the moment, for most people, is a foolish endeavor. with the constant changes in computer tech the #1 of today is quickly forgotten and replaced tomorrow. having the best card at the moment is really nothing to boast about. in fact unless money is no object to you or you are a complete, absolute gaming nut, obtaining the best card at any given moment is a foolish and expensive decision.

But it makes you feel good inside when you brag about it on OCN and join the Cool Clubs. I mean OCN its all about e-Peen.
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