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Tegra ring a bell?

haha, ok my point still stands. Nvidia as a company is more focused on the graphics side of computing then AMD is and they have more money. I'm not sure why people are taking issue with this.

I mean them making an ARM processor is not exactly AMD pouring tons of money into a huge CPU division.

AMD bought an entire company called ATI, who were dedicated to nothing but graphics. Don't root for them being the underdog, in terms of employees they have almost double that of nVidia.
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I'm rootin' for AMD just as much as Nvidia. I'll admit, if you always buy Nvidia, it's kind of hard to not see AMD as a "competitor". But I do realize that if Nvidia had a monopoly on this market then we would all have given today's purchase a lot more thought rolleyes.gif

Agreed! But on a personal note i have owned AMD cards in the past and will never go down that path again.
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Still not really an apples-to-apples review. GPU Boost dynamically adjusts voltage and the reviewer was unwilling to adjust the voltage on the 7970 overclock. They mentioned not wanting to adjust the voltage and fan profile on the 680, but that tells me they don't really understand how GPU Boost works. You can see on the precision X GUI the voltage scales up with clockspeed.
Anyway the point is both can be OC'd to similar clocks and at similar clocks the performance is pretty much the same.

Wrong. The majority of results are showing the 680 tends to handle heavy tessellation better. I have never once said that all of the sudden the 7970 sucks. What i have said though is that the 680 provides generally stronger performance (even overclocked and at high/surround resolutions) at a reduced cost and with lower power consumption. Given that it is indeed faster Im not sure why somebody would choose a 7970 over it. Even at 5760x1080 it keeps up with or surpasses the 7970...
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Sick card.

Hope the mainstream variant priced @ ~$300 is boss as well.
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Sick card.
Hope the mainstream variant priced @ ~$300 is boss as well.

As far as I can tell this was the mainstream variant. Maybe they were late getting the "Big Kepler" GK110 out the door, so they souped up the GK104 and sent it out first.
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Agreed! But on a personal note i have owned AMD cards in the past and will never go down that path again.

I own like 6 AMD cards at the present! I enjoy both AMD and Nvidia and cannot say that I have had any driver issues, (Single card), in the last three years. it usually comes down to education about ones system! I prefer AMD for single card setups and Nvidia for multiple setups! I picked up the 680 because it looks like a performance beast but I will not get rid of my 7970! I still feel like it will outperform the 680 when pushed!

I have owned systems from X800 up! Equal problems from both sides!
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http://www.hardware.fr/articles/857-23/performances-gpu-boost-overclocking.html
This is the only thing that concerns me now. I'm extremely impressed by the 680, the only thing that might bother me is the OC scaling. Comparing max oc to max oc, it looks like things are pretty even between 680 and 7970 with maximum overclocks for both cards. 680 doesn't seem to scale as well. In any case, I have 2 of them en route to me to arrive tomorrow smile.gif Much overclocking will ensue.
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Techpowerup charts shot it at 7% faster on average then a 7970.... rolleyes.gif
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Techpowerup charts shot it at 7% faster on average then a 7970.... rolleyes.gif

read the thread, they used a 3.8GHz i7 920. That thing bottlenecks even a 7970, the 680 even more so. TPU's own W1zzard performed the tests that show the differences between the CPUs yet they used a CPU that's underperforming for this test.
 
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