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Now that I think about it, a 7970 at 450 dollars would be a better buy.

 

I'm hoping for some performance improvements from newer drivers.

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then amd will spoil the party (like what amd did with gtx 480 release which shortened the gap in performance between 5870 and gtx 480) with a driver update that will beat the gtx 680. im an nvidia fanboy but If amd can pull off something like this I'd be lmao biggrin.gif
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I can't believe all the Nvidia fans thinking NVIDIA won anything.

First : I'm an Nvidia Fan Boy

Second : Nvidia is late, as always.

Third : Nvidia COULD NOT SELL ANYTHING if it wasn't able to keep up with AMD 7970's. So yes, THEY GET THE CROWN FOR WAITING FOR IT'S COMPETITOR to release their top GPU.

Fourth : AMD will probably cut down the price by a good margin and get back with a much better single GPU than the 680 in the incoming weeks.





I'd like to add that being the first one to release something, you don't expect your competitor to release a while after something weaker.
So yeah, Nvidia fan boys, Nvidia wins but seriously, did you doubt so ?
It was made clear since the 7970 was ever made that Nvidia would come out with something better.


I'm glad Nvidia is back on top, but I'm sick of seeing people go all crazy like if it wasn't expected.
And please can we remove the 100 threads about the 680 ?
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Overclock3D's reviews here are pretty good when comparing their max 1215 stable OC on the GTX 680 with a OC 7970. 

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then amd will spoil the party (like what amd did with gtx 480 release which shortened the gap in performance between 5870 and gtx 480) with a driver update that will beat the gtx 680. im an nvidia fanboy but If amd can pull off something like this I'd be lmao biggrin.gif

Well they only need to bring the performance up 6%. I woudln't be surprised either. Everyone who has said that AMD has been polishing the drivers for the past three months obviously doesn't know AMD's driver team very well. The 7970 is really just now (barely) working correctly.

At the current prices if I had it to do all over again I would buy a 680 but with both cards at 500 I'm honestly not sure who I'd get. If AMD undercuts them no question which card is a better choice.
    
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I hope AMD brings the 7970 down to $499. I think both companies would be fine with that and let the AIBs reap the benefits of factory OC'd cards selling for $500+. Everyone makes money, yay!
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the fact is that the GTX680 is a litle bit faster than 7970 AND 50$ cheaper

so, even if that does not sound good to AMD fanboys, 7950/70 prices need to go down
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I play at 2560x1440.

Trying to decide if I should go with 680 or 7970. They appear to be fairly equal. I'll be waiting for IB before I buy so both prices will be down and someone might have a refresh already out by then too lol.

But the 460 I bought off CL to tide me over for 100 dollars gets 60+ FPS in Skyrim on high settings o.0
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If you're only here for pure gaming performance and number crunching then the GTX680 certainly has performance in spades. It's nearly identical to the HD7970 in the numbers we saw throughout our testing and only in a couple of instances was the HD7970 ahead. Probably the most surprising thing was how the big PhysX title (Batman) doesn't really see much of a benefit when compared to the Radeon. The high tessellation performance was another improvement that nVidia were quick to emphasise and yet in Unigine it's nearly impossible to split the two flagship cards.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/nvidia_gtx680_review/19
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post

the fact is that the GTX680 is a litle bit faster than 7970 AND 50$ cheaper
so, even if that does not sound good to AMD fanboys, 7950/70 prices need to go down

I think amd made a lot of money with the prices. they knew nvidia would take a few months to counter with kepler. now the price war starts!
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