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

 
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    AMD 7970
  • 62% (214)
    GTX 680
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post #191 of 679
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You forgotten the bad chips. I can only do 1175Mhz unless i crank up the fans speeds.


Ouch thats bad luck man, sell it and buy another :D

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post #192 of 679
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You forgotten the bad chips. I can only do 1175Mhz unless i crank up the fans speeds.

My PC is in a closet so fan noise is irrelevant to me quite honestly. 1175 is still a very decent OC on your card.
    
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post #193 of 679
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What your missing is how suddenly the 7970's are all "in stock" after being always "out of stock" before the 680 release. Retail sales for the 7970 have dramatically slowed down. Same as when the 7970 was launched the 580's stop selling because of their continued high price. Nvidia knew that launching the 680 at 500 dollars would put the GPU market back into their hands again. Amd either responds with dropping prices or watches 7970 sells come to a stand still. I'm so glad I didn't pull the trigger on a pair of 7970's and that the 7990 is still a few weeks out. This 680 pricing is going to have a ripple effect on Amd's prices and will be great for the consumer looking at top tier cards.

its the new thing, of course it will be out of stock and considerably more popular than something that has been out for months. it is the typical ebb and flow of new technology releases... I think its going to be a few weeks before things really settle down... hopefully this will spurn some aggressive pricing on amd's part thumb.gif
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post #194 of 679
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This is a perfect example of a benchmark where the AMD 7970 will pull ahead at a high overclock with max graphics and AA settings, 1250/1800 vs 1250/1800 will show the 7970 pull ahead.

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7970 LCS @ 1235 / 1730

GTX 680 @ 1305 / 1563

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The difference is less than one percent, and the Nvidia has a huge clock advantage, memory is helpful but not nearly as much at this resolution. ]
    
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post #195 of 679
Yeah, it seems that 1250 vs 1250, the 7970 would be better. But, we're still unsure about max OC on both cards, so we'll just have to wait and see a little while longer.
 
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post #196 of 679
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The delta on these cards is about equal so max OC is within error. This is what makes these cards so close in my opinion. I dont see why all the review sites jumped to renowned it king, just because it runs at stock up 1110 mhz dynamic turbo. In my opinion this would already be countered by AMD's overclockability, ~40.5% (1300/925) , vs Nvidia's ~22.9% (1300/1058) . For comparison my 6990 which "turbos" to 880 mhz ocs only ~12.5% with full stability (990/880) to Put a decent air cooler on both, and youl see how close they really are at their max potential. As an enthusiast, stock cooler, stock clocks, is not my thing.
    
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post #197 of 679
http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/2641/10/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-quad-sli-review-english-version-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim


The 680 has HORRIBLE scaling in Battlefield 3, AvP, and loses in Metro 2033 at high resolutions, as well as Vantage. This is all BEFORE overclocking is brought into the equation, which has the 7970 pulling ahead at any clocks beyond 1250mhz.
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post #198 of 679
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Yeah, its looking like SLI is behind right now because of drivers, but as of now crossfire 7970 is crushing GTX 680 sli, even though Nvidia had all this time to perfect everything.
    
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post #199 of 679
Why quote the record breaking overclock? How many of you are running custom VRM and LN2 24/7?

IMO max overclock is dumb, max 24/7 overclock is what we should be looking at.
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Yeah i meant MAX 24/7 oc by max OC, l2n isnt really relevant but its fun.
    
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