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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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post #141 of 679
AMD could probably introduce a 7970 GHz+ Edition or implement something similar to nVIDIA's turbo clock.
Time will tell.
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post #142 of 679
Last time I checked this forum was Overclock.net and the overwhelming majority of the members here OC everything. Heck I'd OC my toilet paper if I could. With that being said I don't really care what either of these cards do at stock speeds I'm going by what these cards do at max clocks. Going by those numbers the GTX680 wins some and the HD7970 wins some, so really it's a push. However since the GTX680 is $50 cheaper at the moment it wins but AMD could, and should, cut the price on the HD7970 to at least $500 to better compete. So bewteen these two cards whichever one you can get cheaper is the winner.
post #143 of 679
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Originally Posted by polyzp View Post

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.

actually your wrong. the 680 has a base clock of 1006MHz and boosts to 1058Mhz. anyways I'm not a fan of the gpu turbo thing, I think it a bit stupid. if I want my GPU to run at 1006, then I don't want it to change. if I OC it to 1100MHz I want it to stay at 1100MHz at all times. thats just me. I don't like any kind of software to play with my hardware when ever it feels like it. I want to be in control.

anyways Kudos for Nvidia for the nice feature, I'm sure some people like wink.gif
    
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post #144 of 679
^^ This. And anyway, going from 1006mhz to 1058mhz isn't exactly a huge increase. Go from 1006mhz to 1200mhz and I'll be a happy camper.
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post #145 of 679
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Save the extra cash & buy the king...the 680 biggrin.gif
Read this to give you a clear idea of what it would be like gaming with (3) 1080p monitors... http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review

Thanks for that. Which brand would be the best one to get?
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post #146 of 679
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Thanks for that. Which brand would be the best one to get?

For nVIDIA reference designs, I personally would recommend EVGA & Zotac thumb.gif
For nVIDIA custom pcb / cooler designs, I will only recommend ASUS , Gigabyte, & MSI biggrin.gif

These manufacturers are my personal preference, that's why I only recommend them thumbsupsmiley.png Other opinions will be spoken wink.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/23/12 at 5:07am
post #147 of 679
The GTX 680 simply win's at 'common' resolutions not by much but it most certainly does however once its SLI or properly OCed then it becomes interesting! ...... BTW i really don't see why people are comparing prices there is no way in hell that ATI will leave the 7970 at $550 for much longer unless there are major shortages of GTX 680 or AMD wants to build up a bit of 7970 stock before a price war...


That said I own CF 7970 and don't regret my purchase at all there no way that I would want to wait for GTX 680 WB after the 7970 WB wait lol...... smile.gif
    
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post #148 of 679
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That said I own CF 7970... smile.gif

That's not what your sig says whistle.gif .....JK with you wink.gif
post #149 of 679
Overclocking performance is interesting. It definitely looks like the 7970 has the edge. With that said the 680 is still currently the better buy at 500 even if the Radeon slightly edges it. Now if AMD goes to the same price or cheaper it's a whole different ballgame. They really do need to drop there prices to because I'm definitely going CF or TF depending on prices.
    
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