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Well... Nvidia is back. Let's just forget that fermi ever happened right? tongue.gif
Now just release the high end chip and take all my money.

I think we've got a while to wait yet! But I'm game for the GK110, even though the 680 is a great chip, it's GPGPU isn't good enough for me and what I use it for.

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Anandtech did a compute performance section in their review. As expected, that's the compromise for these cards. They just can't keep up, even with the GTX 580, on compute performance, which means the HD 7970 leaves it in the dust.

Nvidia built a gamer card here, and it shows. It's sort of sad that after all these years, they shoot themselves in the foot like this. Weren't they the ones that started the push for the GPGPU arena? My how times have changed. I guess nvidia realized that compute performance isn't the metric they should be trying to win, but rather gaming performance. It's about damn time.

In terms of gaming, though, there is no question that the GTX 680 is a monster. thumb.gif




EDIT: why is every hardware site using OCCT as a metric for measuring power consumption? Anandtech uses OCCT and Metro2033, the latter of which is one test where the HD 7970 actually wins.

This has nvidia PR written all over it. TweakTown was the only review site so far that was willing to think outside the box and use 3DMark 2011, a program that heavily relies on Turbo for the GTX 680, as a means for measuring power consumption. That's pretty damning evidence on what sort of power consumption this card is capable of.

Sorry boys, but I smell a cover up. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/22/12 at 8:02am
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post #53 of 880
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I feel like this is how GPU wars are supposed to be. Trading blows. This review shows that the 7970/680 are very close competitors.

what? Every benchmark I have seen shows that the 7970 is a very close competitor to the GTX 580. The 680 demolished the 7970 in practically every benchmark.
post #54 of 880
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from hardwarecanuck review, max turboboost they recorded is 1150Mhz...so, from there we can safely assumed, that is its stock clock..nVidia did clocked GTX680 aggressively...and, max manual OC they can achieved is 1275Mhz..with stock volt..
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/52616-nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-2gb-review-26.html

I've seen pics of higher oc's already on stock volts/auto fan.
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Anandtech did a compute performance section in their review. As expected, that's the compromise for these cards. They just can't keep up, even with the GTX 580, on compute performance, which means the HD 7970 leaves it in the dust.
Nvidia built a gamer card here, and it shows. It's sort of sad that after all these years, they shoot themselves in the foot like this. Weren't they the ones that started the push for the GPGPU arena? My how times have changed. I guess nvidia realized that compute performance isn't the metric they should be trying to win, but rather gaming performance. It's about damn time.
In terms of gaming, though, there is no question that the GTX 680 is a monster. thumb.gif

You do realize the full drivers for compute aren't even released for the gtx 680 yet and the current ones are missing quite a bit of functionality, right? Comparisons cannot be made yet.
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from hardwarecanuck review, max turboboost they recorded is 1150Mhz...so, from there we can safely assumed, that is its stock clock..nVidia did clocked GTX680 aggressively...and, max manual OC they can achieved is 1275Mhz..with stock volt..
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/52616-nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-2gb-review-26.html

Their overclock doesn't seem very impressive. I mean, it's still performing better than anything else but I was hoping it would really shine.

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what? Every benchmark I have seen shows that the 7970 is a very close competitor to the GTX 580. The 680 demolished the 7970 in practically every benchmark.

wouldn't use word 'demolish':
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Anandtech did a compute performance section in their review. As expected, that's the compromise for these cards. They just can't keep up, even with the GTX 580, on compute performance, which means the HD 7970 leaves it in the dust.
Nvidia built a gamer card here, and it shows. It's sort of sad that after all these years, they shoot themselves in the foot like this. Weren't they the ones that started the push for the GPGPU arena? My how times have changed. I guess nvidia realized that compute performance isn't the metric they should be trying to win, but rather gaming performance. It's about damn time.
In terms of gaming, though, there is no question that the GTX 680 is a monster. thumb.gif

Nvidia intentionally killed the DP perf for this card. Like they do for all their gamer cards.
 
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wouldn't use word 'destroy':
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Good job cherry-picking a single result out of tons of them. Well done... unfortunately for your post, that is not representative of the bulk of the results.

Here, look at this:

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evga has 4g models coming tongue.gif... I see Vega buying 4 biggrin.gif.
Nice card/nice temps/nice oc.... Msi bring on the lightning.

I just looked over there site and I am pumped! I wanna get my hands on the 4gb cards.. So the hydro model comes ready for water cooling??

Wonder how long till MC gets them.. they dont even have them listed..
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