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Poll Results: AMD 7970 of GTX 680, Who is King?

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
  • 62% (214)
    GTX 680
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The top 680 GTX graphics score is about 30 points above the top 7970 graphics score as of right now. It's interesting how close these are clock for clock.
    
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yes but the highest gtx 680 oc is higher than the highest 7970 oc rolleyes.gif
    
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It will be a big fiasco when the 7990 is released in 1-2 weeks, with up to +100% performance of the gtx 680. I actually thought the gtx 680s performance would be higher than what it is. Nvidia's turbo boost is just better to 1058 mhz+. And apparently it continues to work even when you oc your GPU to high mhz, so most ocing benchmarks dont put this into consideration. If you can somehow disable turbo boost and run the gtx 680 at the exact same clocks as a stock 7970, the difference in performance between them will vanish (averaged).
    
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Originally Posted by polyzp View Post

yes but the highest gtx 680 oc is higher than the highest 7970 oc rolleyes.gif

Yeah I like both cards quite a bit. For the same price I think it's a toss up. As they are priced currently though the 680 is most definitely the better buy.
    
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post #15 of 679
Nvidia's drivers/features/software are far superior and more feature rich.
They run smoother and have next to no issues.

Very much excited to see the GTX 680's 2560 X 1600 performance.
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I wouldn't trust a word that comes out this guy or his biased blog.
 
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Nvidia's drivers/features/software are far superior and more feature rich.
They run smoother and have next to no issues.
Very much excited to see the GTX 680's 2560 X 1600 performance.

According to Tech Power Up the 7970 is 2% slower at 1600p.

With AMD's better support for SSAA alone I don't think I'd agree with you on Nvidia having better driver features. Stability though for sure has always favored Nvidia. (Although ATI stability issues are often overstated)
    
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Yeah I like both cards quite a bit. For the same price I think it's a toss up. As they are priced currently though the 680 is most definitely the better buy.



I agree with this! Nvidia pretty much had to price it accordingly. Only when there is an obvious winner can you charge that extra amount. Look at 6970 vs gtx 580 for example. This card is more like the gtx 570, they will release a GTX 685 within 2 months, and the GTX 695 (Dual GTX 680) a few months after that. But AMD is 3 months ahead of the game right now. The long wait isnt justified by the performance of the gtx 680, but by the price! thumb.gif
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I wouldn't trust a word that comes out this guy or his biased blog.


I am simply linking to other review sites, and making observation... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
    
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For comparison sake, the GTX 580 absolutley destroyed the 6970 clock per clock.
    
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