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What about people that sit on the fan fence and cheer for the best results consumers can get as a whole?

yes, what about us?
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Alert the media, the guy with Quadfire 7970's doesn't like these results.

Of course, his loss factor goes to the fourth power not just once tongue.gif
/jk
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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?

Nvidia shouldn't be playing catch-up since they took the time and made an incredible chip. AMD on the other hand rushed theirs out the door for a small performance gain(~30% iirc) over last gen. NVidia only took 2 more months to release a card and it was a 80-90% performance gain over last gen(560vs680). Remember that the 680 is the gk104 chip and that chip is a MIDRANGE chip that was re-purposed to their flagship since it was so fast and they didn't want to(or have to) wait for their real flagship to come out(GK110). If gk110 sees the same performance gains and AMD does another 30% performance gain, that will leave Nvidia ahead without even talking about their actual next gen kepler chips.

Also what game in the last 2 months has driven GPU sales? There simply wasn't one and that is why no one really cares that it is 2 months "late". Had BF3 come out in those 2 months then it would have been a huge deal(like the 5xxx for windows 7/DX11).
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Still nothing on overclocking which is probably the only thing I really cared about. 


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

This is what I want to know before pulling the trigger on 2x 680s this morning as well. Overclocking results!
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So it consumes about the same as an overclocked 7970, but we didn't see any OC'd vs stock results comparing the two cards. Well, there's still plenty of reviews to come!
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So it consumes about the same as an overclocked 7970, but we didn't see any OC'd vs stock results comparing the two cards. Well, there's still plenty of reviews to come!

No.

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It consumes quite a bit less.
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The chart at TT showed more power consumption than that but that is possibly from having different drivers. Who knows.

All I know is that I don't give 2 ****'s about power consumption, bring on the performance thumb.gif Hopefully these things overclock really well.
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The chart at TT showed more power consumption than that but that is possibly from having different drivers. Who knows.
All I know is that I don't give 2 ****'s about power consumption, bring on the performance thumb.gif Hopefully these things overclock really well.

I agree, actually... I don't really care about power consumption either, myself, so long as it performs (which it sure does per the info we have now).
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post #90 of 148
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How you gonna do a review and not bench BF3 -.-
Looking like +30% was pretty close to accurate though, not too shabby. Makes AMDs pricepoints look a tad foolish.

Did you even read? Or did you just look at the first 2 benchies and post? Honestly...
The highest i saw was +21% and in most cases 15-16% increase. And this is at stock, and since there were no benchies with overclocking this beast, we don't know how it would compare to a 1250 Air 7970 vs w/e is the overclock on the 680. I mean don't get me wrong, nVidia is the winner this round but it is nowhere near as huge of a difference as it was overhypped to be.
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