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No, I seriously called you a troll because you I have seen on average 2 posts from you arguing per page, for 40+ pages or so.

Nicely done. You've backed me into a corner in a matter of 2 posts. You should feel very proud of yourself and your incredible contribution to this thread. Well done, really.

But seriously, if that's all you have to add, then by all means, leave this thread. We are discussing video cards here, not who can post the most or who keeps up with what other people say about this topic. If you want to personally attack me, by all means, send me a PM.
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No, I seriously called you a troll because you I have seen on average 2 posts from you arguing per page, for 40+ pages or so.

I must be reading reviews in some alternate reality then

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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

Nicely done. You've backed me into a corner in a matter of 2 posts. You should feel very proud of yourself and your incredible contribution to this thread. Well done, really.
But seriously, if that's all you have to add, then by all means, leave this thread. We are discussing video cards here, not who can post the most or who keeps up with what other people say about this topic. If you want to personally attack me, by all means, send me a PM.

you need to read past the first 2 words of a post before making a reply.
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stock 680 > stock 7970
OC 680 = OC 7970

drivers suck for both
both are overpriced

s.t.f.u. everyone

/thread
post #444 of 880
AMD/ATI and Nvidia are business and technology competitors. They have different engineers who design independently their products. The micro architectures are different. Yet, through out the years, their (top) retail products always almost come close to each other by 10-20%. Is this just coincidence, limit of human innovation or some kind of unwritten 'cooperation' behind?

Take this round for example. Nvidia is releasing mid range chip (GK104) as a flag ship card to compete with AMD's top-of-the-line HD7970. Imagine this:- if Nvidia releases it as US$250 GTX660Ti (and GK110 as US$549 GTX680), it will totally demolish AMD's entire graphics card line up. But Nvidia is not doing this. From this perspective, Nvidia is doing AMD a huge favour. But, of course, Nvidia is not a charity but is a business for profits. Accordingly, this fits the best interest of Nvidia as well because selling a GK104 card as US$500 GTX680 means more profit than selling a GK104 card as $250 GTX660Ti . Additionally, the GK110 can be released later in another name to reap another round of profit.

I wonder if the two companies have some under table agreement? IIRC, were the duopoly involved in some legal battle with EU a few years back when they were accused of price fixing?

/conspiracy theory mode

As a consumer, the most welcome feature of the GTX680 is its price of US$499. Price of the top end single GPU cards has been slowly creeping up the ladder, pulling up the price of all the cards in the entire chain. It is good to see Nvidia makes a 'reversal' and not sells this GTX680 at US$600 (which could be easily justified because it corresponds to the performance increase over the HD7970).
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stock 680 > stock 7970
OC 680 = OC 7970
drivers suck for both
both are overpriced
s.t.f.u. everyone
/thread

What can I say post 464 nails it.
    
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stock 680 > stock 7970
OC 680 = OC 7970
drivers suck for both
both are overpriced
s.t.f.u. everyone
/thread

Wanna fight?
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stock 680 > stock 7970
OC 680 = OC 7970
drivers suck for both
both are overpriced
s.t.f.u. everyone
/thread

I like this guy.thumb.gif
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stock 680 > stock 7970
OC 680 = OC 7970
drivers suck for both
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s.t.f.u. everyone
/thread

This man is wise listen to him
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stock 680 > stock 7970
OC 680 = OC 7970
drivers suck for both
both are overpriced
s.t.f.u. everyone
/thread

This man know

I would love to get a 7870...the freaking thing OC like crazy and in some cases destroy a GTX580

But after 3 years...I want to test some PhysX !!!
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Mad Pistol, you're picking arbitrary metrics to compare them, and some are more important than others (I think most people would be more concerned about gaming performance than compute performance).
Why didn't you include something like noise?
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