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Good for Team Green taking it toAMD/ATI. That being said as long as my GTX 580 still ranks in the top 5 on 1200p games I won't be upgrading no time soon.
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Btw

http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/2641/10/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-quad-sli-review-english-version-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim

It's not just BF3 and AvP that the 680 loses in. They also lose in 3dmark Vantage, and at 5780x1080 in Metro 2033, and the gap in Battlefield 3 is absolutely massive. In some games the Tri-Fire 7970 setup beats the Quadfire 680 setup... if that isn't bad scaling, then the sun isn't shining.

There simply is no defense for this. Nvidia has had MONTHS to test and tweak their cards against the 7970. All of you Nvidia owners claim that their drivers are perfect out of the gate and there was no excuse for the 7970 driver issues at launch. Well here you have it... Nvidia is NO BETTER.

Once you put overclocking numbers into the equation and the lack of VRAM for high resolution/eyefinity/surround gaming... the 680 gets beaten back even more. I'd like to see a 680 that is able to beat one of my 7970s @ 1350/1900. Hell, I'd like to see 3 680s be able to beat my 7970s at 1ghz even.

You Nvidia guys will have your chance to prove me wrong when you get your cards, and I'll be anxious to compete with you.

This is not to say I may not eventually switch back to Nvidia if there is a title that hits that incorporates Physx that I REALLY like, or if I just get bored and decide to buy more hardware. Hell, I may even order 2 or 3 680s just to play around with them and compare them with my 7970s smile.gif
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Well the 7970 and 680 preform almost the same, nvidia needs to polish its drivers slightly maybe but the card has just been released I am sure the 7970 had problems too so not a big deal.

I wouldn't recommend people buying the 680 as it has just been launched and there maybe some weird problem that might crop up on the card but that is just me I like to make sure its had time to be fixed before buy anything from games to hardware.
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I'm guessing GTX 680 SLI loses to HD 7970 CF, because from the lack of reviews, they were either comparing the 680SLI to 7950 CF (which it was winning but not by much) or to a 6990 (which of course the 680SLI is going to win). These reviews were from Guru3d and TechPowerUp. Any SLI reviews from an English website that actually compare to CF 7970s?
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I'm guessing GTX 680 SLI loses to HD 7970 CF, because from the lack of reviews, they were either comparing the 680SLI to 7950 CF (which it was winning but not by much) or to a 6990 (which of course the 680SLI is going to win). These reviews were from Guru3d and TechPowerUp. Any SLI reviews from an English website that actually compare to CF 7970s?

How about this one? It's comparing to 7970 CF.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1453/pg5/zotac-geforce-gtx-680-graphics-card-sli-performance-review-3dmark-11.html

Seems to me that SLI is not fully working properly across the board, gotta wait for proper drivers.
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In terms of SLI performance the GTX 680 is in reasonable shape with current drivers. As always there are games which don't benefit from dual GPUs as much as we would like but key titles are supported more often than not and the overall experience is better on NVIDIAs drivers than AMDs. Power use was slightly better at idle on the 7970 but load went in favour of the GTX 680s by some way with noise levels also lower on ZOTAC's card. Would we opt for SLI at the moment on GTX 680? Probably not for a few driver revisions but a lot of that is down to how strong single card performance is now, along with the fact one card can power 4 screens.
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Talk about squeaking out a victory.
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Conclusion: both the 7970 and the 680 are great cards. 7970 with 3GB VRAM sometimes excels at 1600p with AA and Eyefinity resolutions, while the 680 wins consistently at 1080p.

Now I wait for price drops...
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Conclusion: both the 7970 and the 680 are great cards. 7970 with 3GB VRAM sometimes excels at 1600p with AA and Eyefinity resolutions, while the 680 wins consistently at 1080p.
Now I wait for price drops...

NO! There *MUST* be one true king, and all other companies are done, they're going bankrupt, it's over, FINISHED!!!! /sarcasm smile.gif
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Even if this is true, Nvidia's card is using less power and costs $50 less. Until AMD make's some price adjustments I'd have problems recommending a 7970 over a gtx680 to someone unless they are planning at running at resolutions where 2gb might be a limitation.

Nah, 7950 is $50 cheaper than the 680 and hits 1250Mhz as well giving almost the exact same results. I bet the 7950 will drop down to $400 shortly and make it even sweeter. Wait for the 685 to take the lead and the 680 will prob drop in price too. This 670 Ti branded as a 680 isn't what we were expecting from Kepler. Not so good for OpenCL/Compute performance either. It does have PhysX though and their 3D solution is a bit better.


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7970-680-opencl-luxmark.jpg
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7870 has higher clock than stock 7970^
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 3/23/12 at 6:33pm
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