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They used an outdated nVidia driver, so I'm guessing the Afterburner with GTX 680 support wasn't out at the time they did their review (or they didn't have access to both). No fault of their own judging by the intro page, but it seems to be the case.

IIRC TweakTown always do a separate review later with the card overlocked, and also a separate third one with Crossfire/SLI results.
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I want to see AnandTech and Guru3D reviews...
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I wonder why Nvidia doesn't want TweakTown to review 680. It's not the best review site by any means but it seems so strange that they don't get review kit even after asking for it. Great that they still were objective about the card, it's bad to let personal feelings about company affect your reviews.
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Pretty good, performs like a 7970 at about 1050 MHz

I wonder if AMDs tactic of having a low reference clock will translate into better sales this time around. Guess we will have to compare the max OC vs max OC to see what is really better

(when is NDA expiring? tomorrow?)
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tweak town need to buy new games so they can benchmark with..... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Good Lord, that is impressive O.0

Who in their right mind is going to pay money for a GTX580 now? Old stock must be sold for half price or no-one cares.

Didn't expect them to slam the HD7970 this hard. Hopefully that price will drop like crazy now.
 
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I see people jumping to conclusions already...
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Gah, I really wish I hadnt bought the 7970's:(. I hope they can overclock to 1.3 ghz under water, will make me feel less bad.

Never buying AMD ever again.Hopefully I can save up for a single GF 110 later in the year.
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post #39 of 148
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I wonder why Nvidia doesn't want TweakTown to review 680. It's not the best review site by any means but it seems so strange that they don't get review kit even after asking for it. Great that they still were objective about the card, it's bad to let personal feelings about company affect your reviews.

Two words for the GTX 680: Power consumption.

I know I'm not the only one that noticed that according to TT's power charts, the GTX 680 uses around 70-watts more power under load compared to the HD 7970. That's a pretty significant jump in power usage for a video card. It also confirms that nvidia took their mid-range card and set the clocks in the stratosphere. It probably means that overclocking may be tricky too. As for a dual GPU solution based on GK104, well, lets just say it's going to need a lot of power to run as expected.

Nvidia's claim to fame with Kepler: better performance/watt compared to AMD... It's just not true.
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Two words for the GTX 680: Power consumption.
I know I'm not the only one that noticed that according to TT's power charts, the GTX 680 uses around 70-watts more power under load compared to the HD 7970. That's a pretty significant jump in power usage for a video card. It also confirms that nvidia took their mid-range card and set the clocks in the stratosphere. It probably means that overclocking may be tricky too. As for a dual GPU solution based on GK104, well, lets just say it's going to need a lot of power to run as expected.
Nvidia's claim to fame with Kepler: better performance/watt compared to AMD... It's just not true.

Yeah, I wonder why the story is so different to THG, perhaps Nvidia "supplied" something to THG to "reduce" the power consumption...wink.gif
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