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

 
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    AMD 7970
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post #131 of 679
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post

Now Nvidia sat down with Kepler and built it from the ground up to be VERY efficient and low power, this time even beating out AMD in that regard and STILL made it the fastest single GPU card out to date. People still find crap to cry about though. Makes me laugh honestly.

If they made a card that ate more power and ran hotter even using a substantially smaller die, I'd facepalm so hard that you guys in the States would hear me.

The real deal is doing so WHILE still outperforming by a small margin the HD7970. That's why the GTX680 is good.
   
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post #132 of 679
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Running cooler and quiter has more to do with the heatsink and fan design. Put on a 3rd party cooler on the 7970 and it too could run much cooler and quiter than the gtx 680. I think neither is king, and the gtx 680 was not enough to be king over the 7970. (price to performance not put into consideration, i mean pure performance king)
    
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Funny how NO ONE mention anything about the GTX 680 die size. Nvidia Kepler die size are much smaller than AMD and they've managed to beat AMD on all aspects or fronts from winning the majority of the game reviews or fps, running much cooler, brings new features, and most importantly its very EFFICIENT considering the size of the die! Now that right there is the "True King". The GTX 680 accomplished all of this with just the initial driver, quite impressive to say the least. Once the driver are mature, the 7970 will be left in the dust or smoke smile.gif

I think the people here should read or look at the fps scores on various review sites before making a comment because I have already seen 4 or 5 reviews so far and I KNOW who's the real winner here wink.gif

Here's another fact, not everyone that buy the top of the line GPUs overclocked their cards, so stock performance wise, the GTX 680 is the CLEAR winner. Something to think about thumb.gif
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post #135 of 679
guys both card are exactly equal. they both preform on the same level.

7970 = 680
    
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guys both card are exactly equal. they both preform on the same level.
7970 = 680

From what I saw, the 680 is on average 12~14% faster than the 7970.
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post #137 of 679
Hello there! It has been a while since my last post, 'coz of my "busy". Well, straight to my opinion.. 7970 is the real king (of single GPU), for now. The 680 is only "the prince" of nvidia, eventhough it is faster & more efficient. The REAL king of single GPU would come from nvidia in 2nd half of this year, and it could be much faster than the current king (7970 from AMD). My point is, if "real king" equals to "flagship product", 7970 is it. But, if it equals to "top performance", then 680 is.
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From what I saw, the 680 is on average 12~14% faster than the 7970.

in benchmarks only. both cards makes almost the same FPS in games. beside the 680 is clocked higher than the 7970, if you clock the 7970 to 1056MHz like the 680 they will be equal.
    
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in benchmarks only. both cards makes almost the same FPS in games. beside the 680 is clocked higher than the 7970, if you clock the 7970 to 1056MHz like the 680 they will be equal.

Note Nvidias turbo actually pushes clocks to 1110 Mhz in some cases, 20% higher than the 7970 @ 925 Mhz. This is more than enough to justify it being a better card at first glance, but looking deeper, clock per clock is a much different scenario.
    
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Funny how NO ONE mention anything about the GTX 680 die size.

Two posts above yours.


The fact that the 7970 cards we currently have in the market use the very first 28nm yields used in high power GPUs also plays a role on the HD7970 clocks.

If they were launched at 1.1GHz core (as fast as nVIDIA's turbo'd cards), we would see the performance rising pretty much a lot, and that gap would be much smaller, if not unexistant.
   
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