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I feel like this is how GPU wars are supposed to be. Trading blows. This review shows that the 7970/680 are very close competitors.
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finally! biggrin.gif
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ops they did it again...
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I guessed AMD did it on purpose to not release the HD 7970 Ghz Edition on launch. That way Nvidia has to compare its card to the HD 7970 when it launches, now AMD will release the Ghz edition and be even with Nvidia or win most of the times. I bet AMD will launch the card at 1075 Mhz.

One of the most interesting years in the GPU wars, definitely. And I'm normally a Nvidia customer, but its always good to see great competition like this.
 
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I guessed AMD did it on purpose to not release the HD 7970 Ghz Edition on launch. That way Nvidia has to compare its card to the HD 7970 when it launches, now AMD will release the Ghz edition and be even with Nvidia or win most of the times. I bet AMD will launch the card at 1075 Mhz.
One of the most interesting years in the GPU wars, definitely. And I'm normally a Nvidia customer, but its always good to see great competition like this.

This is what I am thinking too. I just don't understand how the benchmarks can compare the GPUs when the GTX680 overclocks itself as it is benching and/or playing. They are very close, but I think that the 7970 might have more potential than this new card from Nvidia. They're both really good though, almost beating out last gen's dual GPU cards.
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Nice,

I want to see OCed benchs now biggrin.gif
    
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I dont think we have seen the 680 full potential yet need better drivers first,Nvidia has completely regained the title once again. More performance less heat less power consumption and lower price thumb.gif
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Not only does it outperform the 7970, but it outperforms the GTX 590/HD6990 in some cases as well...

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Nice,
I want to see OCed benchs now biggrin.gif

This. so i can figure out what to buy my wife lol
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