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...lol rolleyes.gif

I fail to see whats so funny about that? It's pretty common knowledge that the GK104 was rebranded as the GTX 680.
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Do you guys think it would be a waste of money to buy a 680 to play at 1920x1080 on a 60hz screen?

Nope, go for it. smile.gif
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I'm impressed with the 680 from what I've seen, you would expect it to perform around 10% of the 7970 at stock clocks. I'm really looking forward to the 780 GK110 now, looks like that will be the sensible upgrade from a 6990.
    
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post #73 of 86
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I am not denying that this is a great card, but it really doesn't take all that much to run 1080p, Well done nvidia you've made a good card, There is no denying that, but to say it thrashes the 7970 at enthusiast resolutions 1600P and greater, which is where the real horsepower is needed, is a little bit of an over statement.

even if the 7970 was egual in performance with multi display it change nothing the 680 will be in the same price range or less + the 680 will run colder and etc like said before . driver are often better with nvidia
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post #74 of 86
I really don't get all of this brand loyalty/finger pointing and reason to get upset over a piece of silicon... The charts say it all, the 7970 wins some and the 680 wins some. It is up to the consumer to decide which card is better for them given their uses and what games they play. The 680 beats the 7970 in Skyrim and BF3 according to the charts, so that's the card I'm going to get.

You all are acting like religious fanatics that claim their way of thinking is the only right way. Why can't both cards just be good at what they're good at? Honestly, why does it matter if one card is better at some benchmarks than the other? If you bought the 7970, then you knew fully well that the 680 was around the corner. Should you get upset when it performs better than the 7970 at some applications? No. You recover your losses and move on.

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post #75 of 86
The GTX 680 is looking very impressive. It'll be interesting to see what happens to the pricing on the 7970's when this is officially launched.

My 460's in SLI are still doing very well for everything that I've been playing lately so I'm not too eager to upgrade, but the GTX 680 is tempting. Maybe when prices come down in 6 months to a year. . . thumb.gif
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post #76 of 86
The GTX680 launches at my local computer store at 1pm today, looking forward to seeing the cost / performance when propper reviews surface.
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I'm not sure what system they are using, but my 3dmark scores on my 7970 are all significantly higher than any reviews I've seen thus far - stock - 8800, 1125/1575 - 9300, 1200/1650 - 9700. I'm on a 2600k @ 4.5ghz
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I'm not sure what system they are using, but my 3dmark scores on my 7970 are all significantly higher than any reviews I've seen thus far - stock - 8800, 1125/1575 - 9300, 1200/1650 - 9700. I'm on a 2600k @ 4.5ghz

It's because most places run the CPU at stock unless stated otherwise. It can make a rather large difference in some games, esp if it's bottlenecking the GPU.
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My GPU score alone is several hundreds higher.
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post #80 of 86
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I really don't get all of this brand loyalty/finger pointing and reason to get upset over a piece of silicon... The charts say it all, the 7970 wins some and the 680 wins some. It is up to the consumer to decide which card is better for them given their uses and what games they play. The 680 beats the 7970 in Skyrim and BF3 according to the charts, so that's the card I'm going to get.
You all are acting like religious fanatics that claim their way of thinking is the only right way. Why can't both cards just be good at what they're good at? Honestly, why does it matter if one card is better at some benchmarks than the other? If you bought the 7970, then you knew fully well that the 680 was around the corner. Should you get upset when it performs better than the 7970 at some applications? No. You recover your losses and move on.
The amount of bickering between hardcore fans of both sides lately makes me want to move to another forum. It's the same on all of the threads with AMD vs Intel, AMD vs Nvidia, Mech vs Dome keyboards, air vs water cooling, PS3 vs 360, Console vs PC, Apple vs Microsoft, Apple vs anything, or Notebook vs Tablets. What have any of these companies given you that has made you want to so vehemently defend them? They make products, you buy them. Make smart purchases and live with the consequences.

It's just ridiculous isn't it. Unfortunately they won't take any notice of your post and will keep bickering like 5 year olds until the thread gets locked.
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