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Is it just me or are the only available cards now selling for $629.99 eh-smiley.gif
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That is the way I feel about it basically. With the current pricing trends, I will not give either company my money. They can do without until they come down some. Both companies are gouging and probably working in tandem to do so.

One of the reasons why I bought an iPad instead of a GTX 680. It's the best card available and is priced well in the current market but that's only because the 7970 AMD 7950 were overpriced to begin with.
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Is it just me or are the only available cards now selling for $629.99 eh-smiley.gif

They are still $499 here in the States, but all are sold out on the egg. Well, there is one for $529, but it is sold out as well.
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So in short GTX680 and HD 7970 just remain non recommended cards.

No, for casual gamers and people who bench but aren't too worried about adjusting voltages I'd definitely recommend the 680. For guys who like to adjust voltages and see how high they can get their cards to clock I'd recommend the 7970 Lightning at this point (unless of course they really want PhysX)...
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They are still $499 here in the States, but all are sold out on the egg. Well, there is one for $529, but it is sold out as well.
Yea everything is sold out. The only ones you can buy right now cost $600+.
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I hate to say it but going off the user OCing thread GTX 680 overclocking is a huge dissapointment thus far. I mean honestly I don't think anyone expected such weird restrictions temperature wise and no voltage control.
    
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I hate to say it but going off the user OCing thread GTX 680 overclocking is a huge dissapointment thus far. I mean honestly I don't think anyone expected such weird restrictions temperature wise and no voltage control.

I generally agree with that statement but you are making it sound as though the performance is bad. I hate the restrictions on voltage control but even at stock volts the numbers they are getting in the specific benchmarks are still quite beastly. There's nothing wrong with the card's performance, just the software limitations...
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I hate to say it but going off the user OCing thread GTX 680 overclocking is a huge dissapointment thus far. I mean honestly I don't think anyone expected such weird restrictions temperature wise and no voltage control.

I find this odd, as I've seen at least two reviews where a 680 hit 1.3GHz. 1250-1225MHz seems to be the mean overclock. The whole turbo thing seems like it's a bit wonky right now though.
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I find this odd, as I've seen at least two reviews where a 680 hit 1.3GHz. 1250-1225MHz seems to be the mean overclock. The whole turbo thing seems like it's a bit wonky right now though.

Me too. They may have been cherry-picked review samples or the reviewers were given more explicit instructions on how to OC the cards. In any case, here on OCN with average customers and consumer cards the max seems to be around +140-150MHz....
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I generally agree with that statement but you are making it sound as though the performance is bad. I hate the restrictions on voltage control but even at stock volts the numbers they are getting in the specific benchmarks are still quite beastly. There's nothing wrong with the card's performance, just the software limitations...

Oh dude i'm not trying to take away from the performance at all obviously it's a beastly card. In fact if there is one thing about the 680 I'm jealous about it's performance in a couple games like BF3. Even with my high OC I will not be able to match a similarly clocked 680 in framerate.

Still though I didn't think with both cards maxed out the 680 was going to be much faster then the 7970 and after reading that thread and a couple of the newer reviews I'm not sure anymore the 680 is actually the faster card. If I was a 680 owner it would annoy me to no end that my card throttled when running under 80 degrees. I don't think anyone here wanted that going into it.

Hopefully non-reference cards take this feature out or someone figures out how to do it through a bios flash or some sort of software because it seems right now options are limited.
    
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