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If you do not like AMD do not buy them! All the AMD users can state the same about Nvidia! To each his own!

AMD will dominate for a time then Nvidia!
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I wonder if Nvidia and AMD have headquarters in the same city, and an employee from each is on their way to work, and walking down the street and come across eachother. Do they start throwing up fancy gang signs like a Crip and Blood crossing paths? Or give eachother a sly *wink*, as referenced to by the cartoon posted above? rolleyes.gif
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The way I see it is, AMD released first, Nvidia analyzed the performance of the competitor, trolled that they were not impressed, took a few months to tweak theirs, and the outcome is something a little better, but nearly 3 months late. Of course it will be faster, but AMD still holds their ground, especially if/when they reduce their pricing. The green guys got what they were waiting for. I don't regret my purchase at all.
    
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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.

It's not mainstream if I have to pay 500 bucks.

Maybe it was intended for mainstream, but the price certainly doesn't warrant that title.
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All this bickering back and forth is crazy... The 680 is impressive. I could less if if it beats the 7970 by 6% or 60%. The fact is, that its at least even with the 7970 and it costs less. That's a win for all of us. I'd be happy with either, but the 7970 now makes no sense at all to most consumers at its current pricing.
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Techpowerup charts shot it at 7% faster on average then a 7970.... rolleyes.gif

Your point? Faster is faster and cheaper is cheaper. Funny how you amd fanboys were having orgasms over the 7970's performance just two months ago yet now the 680 releases at 10+% faster and its somehow meh? If you already own a 7970 then grats, you still got a monster card. If, however, you have a 470 or 6950 there really is no compelling reason to choose a 7970 over a 680...
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 3/22/12 at 2:26pm
post #347 of 880
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The way I see it is, AMD released first, Nvidia analyzed the performance of the competitor, trolled that they were not impressed, took a few months to tweak theirs, and the outcome is something a little better, but nearly 3 months late. Of course it will be faster, but AMD still holds their ground, especially if/when they reduce their pricing. The green guys got what they were waiting for. I don't regret my purchase at all.

Nvidia's strategy recently has been to sit back and let the competitor release and then start engineering a solution! AMD appears to have more Balls, (excuse me moderators as this is not a bad word) then Nvidia.

Both stategies are effective since each has there moment of glory and aggressive sales!
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It's not mainstream if I have to pay 500 bucks.
Maybe it was intended for mainstream, but the price certainly doesn't warrant that title.

That is what I meant (hence was not is). I'm pretty convinced it started life as a mainstream part but is now their high end offering.

No idea if / what they are planning on for the ~$300 card. Anyone?
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they used a 3.8GHz i7 920. That thing bottlenecks even a 7970, the 680 even more so. .

What proof do you have of this? If you're only going off that TPU 7970 CPU scaling review then you should know that it was running at 2.6 GHz in that review, not 3.8 GHz.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Your point? Faster is faster and cheaper is cheaper. Funny how you amd fanboys were having orgasms over the 7970's performance just two months ago yet now the 680 releases at 10+% faster and its somehow meh? If you already own a 7970 then grats, you still got a monster card. If, however, you have a 470 or 6950 there really is no compelling reason to choose a 7970 over a 680...

GTX680 is more expensive then a 7970 in the UK...

And it's funny because after all the hype and all the fuss it's still slower then what was hyped....

And yet no one is saying that... The only person that's said it's a bit disappointing because of all the fuss and hype is Tiny Tom Logan...
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