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

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
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    GTX 680
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post #21 of 679
Let's compare driver quality, that's what really matters. I'm not a fan of Team reds drivers. Going back to green next time around.
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post #22 of 679
If AMD wants to be the real winner here it'll drop the 6970 price $50 lower than the GTX 680.
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post #23 of 679
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I bet they will match them, not go lower. The 7970 is in my eyes an equivalent card. Depending on the specific game, or benchmark. In some cases the 7970 wipes the gtx 680, seen here
    
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post #25 of 679
I'm no fan boy for either camp and came from a GTX 590 to 2x 7970s. The only reason being that I wanted more horsepower and there was no other choice at the time.

I had every intention of switching to the GTX 680 upon release and even jumped the gun and advertised my cards.

However after seeing the genuine benchmarks I can honestly say that it appears these cards are as close to identical in terms of power as I think you can get.

They're both exceptional. However I don't think you can ignore the fact that the 680 is clocked at 1050+ while the 7970 is at 925 so when the 680 is 'just edging the 7970' that is why!

At the end of the day it really comes down to the performance of each card when they're completely maxed out if you care that much about a victor.
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I'm no fan boy for either camp and came from a GTX 590 to 2x 7970s. The only reason being that I wanted more horsepower and there was no other choice at the time.
I had every intention of switching to the GTX 680 upon release and even jumped the gun and advertised my cards.
However after seeing the genuine benchmarks I can honestly say that it appears these cards are as close to identical in terms of power as I think you can get.
They're both exceptional. However I don't think you can ignore the fact that the 680 is clocked at 1050+ while the 7970 is at 925 so when the 680 is 'just edging the 7970' that is why!
At the end of the day it really comes down to the performance of each card when they're completely maxed out if you care that much about a victor.

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post #27 of 679
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But people need to see those two Overclockers club reviews, and see for themselves how when these cards are pushed 1200-1300 mhz range, the 7970 which generally benefits more from ocing, begins to pull ahead of, or tie the GTX 680.
    
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post #28 of 679
The performance are very close, now I see why Nvidia named this card GTX 680 and not something Ti.
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post #29 of 679
I have to say..It appears to me Nvidia has a better card naow!
:thinking.gif: Maybe now those AMD prices will drop ph34r-smiley.gif YaY! Competition! biggrin.gif
 
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post #30 of 679
Yes the 680 is better, but in all seriousness, can you really tell the difference between avg. fps of the two cards?
Also, IMHO I think the AMD cards look A LOT nicer with the red accent finish on the side compared to the green color and the XFX 79xx double D series are just plain sexy.

Either way, I think anyone who has any of the new cards are going to be pleased.

These GPU wars are awesome. biggrin.gif
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