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I'm in too...or will be when it arrives biggrin.gif
It's gonna be an amazing upgrade from my HD5870. Now I need to destroy my credit card before I by a 3d monitor to befriend my new 680 smile.gif

Anyone have any idea how long it takes for EVGA to ship to Ireland or a comparable country in Europe? Never ordered from them before and didn't see a delivery schedule anywhere.
Edited by Tremolo - 3/22/12 at 2:08pm
post #132 of 6048
Count me in! MSI GTX 680 on the way!

Looks like I may get another as well smile.gif
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@ Tremolo, from what I've seen the EVGA cards are about a week away in the UK so I would imagine something similar in Ireland.

I'm still on a HD4870 and been waiting for this generation, from both contenders, to decide what to upgrade to. Having now seen the 680 I'm left a little surpirsed over all with this generation as a whole. I think firstly - price, for the performance increase, which should be a given, the prices seem to be far more than previous generations - rather than a faster card replacing the price spot of the previous generation it seems to be that the mid-range cards are on par with the top tiers of last generation in both price and performance and the top tier are now at a whole new set of prices.

Interestly, there was a lot of talk about this 680 actually being a rebranded 670 design, if so where is the true 680 card?

I'm also left thinking what exactly it is about the 7900 series that is limiting its performance??? I'm not a technical expert but on paper it has a larger die, greater TDP, a wider memory bus, more VRAM... yet it still falls behind - where is the bottleneck??? Obviously, from a pricing standpoint this doesn't give them the same margin for aggresive pricing, as they already have all these additional expensive components to account for which have not translated into a performance lead. I wonder if they are actually unlocking the full potential of the extra VRAM and wider memory bus and if so is the rumoured 6GB version of the 7970 going to be a waste of time. On the other hand, if we see more memory intensive games and in multi-monitor setups will the 680 begin to fall behind.

As such, in somewhat of a dramatic turn of events, Nvidia is the one that has produced a card with a lower TDP and smaller die which eeks the performance crown! And as a customer I'm left a little baffled as to what product to consider, at least perhaps until the products align into more favourable price brackets!
Edited by martianaphid - 3/22/12 at 2:53pm
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@ Tremolo, from what I've seen the EVGA cards are about a week away in the UK so I would imagine something similar in Ireland.
I'm still on a HD4870 and been waiting for this generation, from both contenders, to decide what to upgrade to. Having now seen the 680 I'm left a little surpirsed over all with this generation as a whole. I think firstly - price, for the performance increase, which should be a given, the prices seem to be far more than previous generations - rather than a faster card replacing the price spot of the previous generation it seems to be that the mid-range cards are on par with the top tiers of last generation in both price and performance and the top tier are now at a whole new set of prices.
Interestly, there was a lot of talk about this 680 actually being a rebranded 670 design, if so where is the true 680 card?
I'm also left thinking what exactly it is about the 7900 series that is limiting its performance??? I'm not a technical expert but on paper it has a larger die, greater TDP, a wider memury bus, more VRAM... yet it still falls behind - where is the bottleneck??? Obviously, from a pricing standpoint this doesn't give them the same margin for aggresive pricing, as they already have all these additional expensive components to account for which have not translated into a performance lead. I wonder if they are actually unlocking the full potential of the extra VRAM and wider memory bus and if so is the rumoured 6GB version of the 7970 going to be a waste of time. On the other hand, if we see more memory intensive games and in multi-monitor setups will the 680 begin to fall behind.
As such, in somewhat of a dramatic turn of events, Nvidia is the one that has produced a card with a lower TDP and smaller die which eeks the performance crown! And as a customer I'm left a little baffled as to what product to consider, at least perhaps until the products align into more favourable price brackets!

Novatech in Portsmouth had 19 EVGA 680s today.
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oh, consider my earlier reply nonesense! I had looked at OcUK and Scan and both had evga as preorder ETA 31/03
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oh, consider my earlier reply nonesense! I had looked at OcUK and Scan and both had evga as preorder ETA 31/03

They're most likely cheaper at Novatech too bud! Good company.
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i'm in for 2, get one tomorrow, and one from evga step up program...been sitting at queue #16 since 8am...lol

not sure if anyone has seen that ek has their gtx680 blocks up, as well as EVGA backplates are up (ordered already) thru the website.
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i cant wait to see what you guys are going to be able to clock these things to thumb.gif
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post #139 of 6048
Thanks for the info i'll check them out wink.gif I know Novatech by name but haven't used them before.

Out of interest, are you just and interested party in this thread like me or are you considering a 680 in place of your 2x7970 :O

Edit: forget that I just noticed your last post!
Edited by martianaphid - 3/22/12 at 2:36pm
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Newegg order status updated to shipped.
Shipping Time: 3/22/2012 1:31:10 PM

Wonder if 2day will get it to me tomorrow evening since it shipped this afternoon. Crossing my fingers.

I'm going from a GTX 260 SC to this sucker. Premiere Pro encode times are going to get demolished. Can't wait biggrin.gif
 
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