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Don't forget that the GTX 680 is 10" long, whereas the HD 7970 is 11.5" long. That is is an issue for some, like me, who have cases that cannot accommodate long cards without modification.
    
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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

absolutely the price needs to come down. I don't think anyone , in their right mind anyway, ever thought the 7970 wasn't overpriced.


Let the price war begin!
 
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I think AMD should cut the price of normal version of 7970 (925 core with various potential OC) down to $499 same as the GTX 680, and sell the 1250 guaranteed OC version at $549. At that price, both of the versions would be sold pretty well imo.

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Why not run them both at the same speed and see the difference? Every card will clock differently so to compare a GPU running almost 100 MHz faster is not an honest review in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post

Don't forget that the GTX 680 is 10" long, whereas the HD 7970 is 11.5" long. That is is an issue for some, like me, who have cases that cannot accommodate long cards without modification.

I would expect from a GPU Editor to be able to cut a few inches from his own GPU xD

lmao

On a serious note, I was amazed by how my gtx 560 Ti was short, 11.5'' is a monster card. So yeah, beating the 7970 in performances, in lenghts, in price and TPD is amazing.
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

What are you talking about?
If you have read most of the reviews when OC'd the 7970 is as fast or faster. Bottom line is except for Power Consumption which I and you are on record saying we both could really care less about the card is kind of a dissapointment.
700

If you're pointing at this chart then mathfail for you. The HD 7970 is 6% slower than the GTX 680 but the GTX 680 ~10% faster than the HD 7970. Faster implies relative to the slower product while faster implies relative to the slower product, gain and loss are reciprocal.
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Why not run them both at the same speed and see the difference? Every card will clock differently so to compare a GPU running almost 100 MHz faster is not an honest review in my opinion.

Clock for clock comparison is mostly irrelevant across GPU families. It's more important to focus on relative overclocks (EG % clock increases and performance gains)
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I would expect from a GPU Editor to be able to cut a few inches from his own GPU xD
lmao
On a serious note, I was amazed by how my gtx 560 Ti was short, 11.5'' is a monster card. So yeah, beating the 7970 in performances, in lenghts, in price and TPD is amazing.

I said without modification. I did not say that modification was not an option wink.gif I downgraded to the Antec 300 for the nostalgia factor smile.gif
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Will immidiately purchase MSI Twin Frozr III version upon release.

Hopefully it stays under $600.
    
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I want to see the power charts o.0 Everyone I have seen shows the 680 at load running 15 less watts or so...how is 15/350 "Massively less" than 7970?
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If you're pointing at this chart then mathfail for you. The HD 7970 is 6% slower than the GTX 680 but the GTX 680 ~10% faster than the HD 7970. Faster implies relative to the slower product while faster implies relative to the slower product, gain and loss are reciprocal.

<- Lawyer. You just went right over my head. Seems to me that 6% slower is the same thing as 6% faster but I will defer to you on that one.
    
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