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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 #201 of 679
They are both very close in terms of performance. This will be great for the buyer, we could potentially see price to performance wars like the HD5XXX series saw. IMO the real winners here are the buyers =)
 
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post #202 of 679
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At first when I heard that Nvidia will have 2 GB versus AMD 3 GB I also thought that they would not be able to compare to AMD on the multiple monitor front, however we've seen that even in the highest resolutions the benchmarks prove it did not hinder perfomance and they are either comparable with AMD only having the very slightest edge now.
Even HardOCP who has always leaned toward AMD's direction didn't have anything bad to say about the 680. In fact from their reviews the 680 clearly is a winner in more than one ways than one.

We can say 680 is 10% faster than 7970 on average in 1080p/1200p, but the adventage in 1600p is only 5%. Therefore, I don't belive 680 can run smoother than 7970 in multi monitors setup. I wonder if NV enables some driver optimizations to get higher fps, that affect image quality.
post #203 of 679
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this small 5-10% difference in performance when compared to the 7970 (925 mhz) is only justified by the 680's 15-20% (1058-1110) stock turbo clock advantage
    
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post #204 of 679
I don't know how people can say these are equal. Similar perhaps, but the 680 is averaging 5-15% in most benches.

By previous gen standards, that's basically an entire performance grade between these cards. IE that's like the gap between the 580 and 570, or 570 and 560 Ti.

OC vs OC would have to compare the averages across both cards to find any kind of meaningful conclusion, and so far it still seems the 680 still edges it there.

The only real advantage would be the extra VRAM on the 7970, but 2GB doesn't seem to be much of a bottleneck even in surround.
post #205 of 679
I think it really comes down to biases and intended use with these two.
post #206 of 679
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Don't agree with playing games on consoles but this video regarding the GTX 680 is very very funny. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVF8xeQq4lU&feature=related

That's awesome !!! lol biggrin.gif:D:D
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post #207 of 679
Lmao! That hilter 680 parody was amazing +rep for making me lol so much.
post #208 of 679
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this small 5-10% difference in performance when compared to the 7970 (925 mhz) is only justified by the 680's 15-20% (1058-1110) stock turbo clock advantage

This ^ ^ ^.

The 7970 closes the gap once it's brought up to similar clocks, and surpasses when clocked to 1250 or so.
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Not only does a single 7970 catch up to a GTX 680 at 1250 mhz, crossfire scaling is generally better than SLI at the moment, how is Nvidia the clear winner?
    
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http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg10/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-batman-arkham-city.html


heres an oc vs oc benchmark review here
    
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