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I agree, I haven't played and will never play any of those games.
Personally, I only care about benches at 1440p or 1600p and games like BF3, Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Witcher 2...
These cards are overkill at 1080p, IMHO.

I had Mass Effect 3 maxed at 60 fps on just two GTX 275's so I don't think that game will be much use as a benchie
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Hi Guys

I was wondering if someone can explain to me how Nvidia has won this round when they were months late getting to the table, seriously I don't get it. If this was a boxing match Nvidia have been standing in the middle of the ring for the first 8 rounds getting the head knocked off them, and now that they are going to put in a few good rounds people say they are the winner, I'm afraid not guys they loss on points all the way.

We really need to get past all this bull of "rounds". Rounds no longer exist as Nvidia was unable to keep up with AMD's launches and therefore simply went with the old we'll launch it when its ready, this is horse ***** and what it really means is we need an extra 4 or 5 months to get a card together to beat AMD. Now I've no problem with that but people need to stop comparing them like they were launched together.
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Hi Guys
I was wondering if someone can explain to me how Nvidia has won this round when they were months late getting to the table, seriously I don't get it. If this was a boxing match Nvidia have been standing in the middle of the ring for the first 8 rounds getting the head knocked off them, and now that they are going to put in a few good rounds people say they are the winner, I'm afraid not guys they loss on points all the way.
We really need to get past all this bull of "rounds". Rounds no longer exist as Nvidia was unable to keep up with AMD's launches and therefore simply went with the old we'll launch it when its ready, this is horse ***** and what it really means is we need an extra 4 or 5 months to get a card together to beat AMD. Now I've no problem with that but people need to stop comparing them like they were launched together.

The 7xxx series was AMD's offering on 28nm, the 6xx series was Nvidia's offering on 28nm. AMD either rushed it out, or their technological capabilities weren't up to scratch, which has left them struggling against 6xx series. Don't blame Nvidia for AMD's piss poor timing and/or lack of capabilities. They made that choice to release what they did when they did, not Nvidia.
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Still nothing on overclocking which is probably the only thing I really cared about. 

 


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Hi Guys
I was wondering if someone can explain to me how Nvidia has won this round when they were months late getting to the table, seriously I don't get it. If this was a boxing match Nvidia have been standing in the middle of the ring for the first 8 rounds getting the head knocked off them, and now that they are going to put in a few good rounds people say they are the winner, I'm afraid not guys they loss on points all the way.
We really need to get past all this bull of "rounds". Rounds no longer exist as Nvidia was unable to keep up with AMD's launches and therefore simply went with the old we'll launch it when its ready, this is horse ***** and what it really means is we need an extra 4 or 5 months to get a card together to beat AMD. Now I've no problem with that but people need to stop comparing them like they were launched together.

 

Its 2 months late and people are already crying about it. 


Edited by youra6 - 3/22/12 at 4:32am
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Hi Guys
I was wondering if someone can explain to me how Nvidia has won this round when they were months late getting to the table, seriously I don't get it. If this was a boxing match Nvidia have been standing in the middle of the ring for the first 8 rounds getting the head knocked off them, and now that they are going to put in a few good rounds people say they are the winner, I'm afraid not guys they loss on points all the way.
We really need to get past all this bull of "rounds". Rounds no longer exist as Nvidia was unable to keep up with AMD's launches and therefore simply went with the old we'll launch it when its ready, this is horse ***** and what it really means is we need an extra 4 or 5 months to get a card together to beat AMD. Now I've no problem with that but people need to stop comparing them like they were launched together.

Rounds never existed. You compare flagship to flagship, midrange to midrange, etc. Right now NVIDIA takes the lead, 6 months from now AMD will probably take the lead. It goes back and forth. When has NVIDIA and AMD both launched their flagship GPUs on the same month? I don't know why people always use time as a comparison.

AMD and NVIDIA probably purposely launch apart from each other because they know there are people will still buy both. People also skip generations so it all evens out. Competition is good and everyone benefits. Even the current 7970 owner should be wanting the 680 to be faster than their current card, that's how technology progresses.
Edited by Murlocke - 3/22/12 at 4:47am
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Lame review.

More Nvidia titles. Check.

OC results for both the 680 and 7970... No. No OC results and comparison? Come on... rolleyes.gif
    
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Alert the media, the guy with Quadfire 7970's doesn't like these results.
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The 7xxx series was AMD's offering on 28nm, the 6xx series was Nvidia's offering on 28nm. AMD either rushed it out, or their technological capabilities weren't up to scratch, which has left them struggling against 6xx series. Don't blame Nvidia for AMD's piss poor timing and/or lack of capabilities. They made that choice to release what they did when they did, not Nvidia.

Its Nvidia's timing that is bad, both companies now have a card that plays all games. AMD beat to Nvidia to the market, there is nothing wrong with either card just that Nvidia took far longer to release their card. Its not about AMD releasing their card earlier and oh now Nvidia has a better card, its the simple fact that Nvidia didn't have a card to release. You seriously think Nvidia were sat around a board room and said we've pretty much got a 12 month window to sell this generation of card, here lads I've got a great idea will release our card a couple of months after AMD's that way we won't have to worry about that awful thing called sales.

Come on if Nvidia could have release the card two months ago they would have, they couldn't and now they are going to be playing catch up again in a few months.

And as for your comment "or their technological capabilities weren't up to scratch" I'd love for you to go into more detail on this?
Edited by iknownothing - 3/22/12 at 4:56am
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Just wondering,
but doesn't the 680 auto overclock itself while gaming? Does the 7970 have this feature too?
If one card is overclocking, does this make it a fair comparrison, even though it is a stock feature...?

PS. I prefer neither brand so this is not a post trying to make one card better than the other. thumb.gif
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The gtx 680 is a monster. I need one right now but dont see them up on newegg yet.
    
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