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I don't think 3GB of ram works on a 256-bit bus unless you mismatch certain ram chips. My guess is that the "extreme" versions of the GTX 680 will have 4GB of vram.

See 550Ti
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/41590-nvidia-geforce-gtx-550-ti-1gb-review-2.html
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Wow. Looking at xbit labs and the difference between max oc 680 vs max oc 7970 skews the results quite a bit. I'm getting 2 cards in tomorrow and we'll see what kind of oc's I get......
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Anyone think we might see a 7980 from AMD like we did with the 4 series? With a slightly better card they could easily overtake Nvidia this generation. Looking at the 7970 there is obviously a ton of room for improvement with how conservatively it is clocked. Those OC benchmarks really show just how slight the difference is. VR-Zone's review is interesting because with both card's OC'd the 7970 actually takes the majority of the tests.

AMD cant do that. Unless it was Planned. They are not going to make a card 3 months after. Maybe after 6 months or so. Right now they need to focus in drivers.
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AMD cant do that. Unless it was Planned. They are not going to make a card 3 months after. Maybe after 6 months or so. Right now they need to focus in drivers.

Well that's definitely true. Drivers are still not great with these cards. Sounds like it's even worse for CF owners atm.
    
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post #245 of 880
I'm actually quite impressed. I really thought NVidia was just talking big with all of those rumors. This gets me excited. So do the price drops that should be coming! biggrin.gif
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VR-Zone review must be a fake 6970 pwn gtx 580 in bf3 rly ? that's faked
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I'll be in the corner crying while cradling my 7970

Dude, what the hell? The 7970 is one of the most, if not the most overclockable card on the market. Almost every single 7970 can be clocked to max limits or near max limits with stock voltage, and even further with tweaks like unofficial overclocking in afterburner.

I have 2x 7970's and one of them overclocks like a beast. I can run a max OC of 1300 on the core at 1230v and never exceed 75 c on air. At this speed my single card trumps the 680. And did you not see the review of the 680 vs the OC'd 7970? That 7970 was at 1250 on the core and it beat out the 680 in nearly every game, save for the nvidia based games, with no problem.

Also, the the 7970 still has ton maturing to do on the driver front which will further improve performance. Seriously, get a grip of yourself.


And now, I patiently wait for droves of Nvidia fanboys to attack and ridicule me for this.
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post #248 of 880

Yea I remember that card. ugh.

It will be alot easier to just double the density of each ram chip on the GTX 680, though. Mismatching the chips will lead to more of a headache for the engineers of that thing, not to mention Nvidia has to account for such a thing in their drivers.

Besides, it's already been confirmed that there will be 4GB versions of the GTX 680 on the market, so a 3GB GTX 680 would just be "besides the point."
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A new review by XbitLabs.

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post #250 of 880
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VR-Zone review must be a fake 6970 pwn gtx 580 in bf3 rly ? that's faked

the review has been taken down anyway lol.
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