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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 #211 of 679
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

Even if the 680 was slightly slower I would get it. I'm not a fanboy, I just have headache after headache with AMD drivers. NVIDIA drivers are a godsend and they have not given me a serious problem since Vista. I've had over over a dozen cards of each brand and I always go back to NVIDIA because of this. I hear AMD is working on hiring a better driver team, but until that happens NVIDIA will be my home. Most AMD users will agree, the 7XXX drivers are a mess even 3 months after release. I've not seen a single complaint about GTX 680 drivers yet, but it could be a little early and we'll have to wait and see.
You are also comparing NVIDIA's "brand new" drivers compared to AMD's "3 months since release" 7970 drivers. Compare again in 3-6 months for a more accurate comparison. NVIDIA has always had some pretty large increases across the board during the first 6 months of drivers.

Well said, and this mirrors my experiences as well with both brands.
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post #212 of 679

Uneven settings on the game you linked (physX ENABLED for GTX 680, hahahahahahahhahahahahahahaa at how bad a test that is comparing to a radeon card), skews things HUGELY. Cherry-picking ftw? Plus they gave the 7970 a big overclock and the gtx 680 an abnormally low one... even more skewing.
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everyone is arguing over which is best.... I think this guy said it best, watch from 8:48-9:09
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everyone is arguing over which is best.... I think this guy said it best, watch from 8:48-9:09
[*VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUcx2OUQ9OGdL4FTexi0h35Q&feature=player_detailpage&v=YCuejLSnvjU#t=527s[/VIDEO]



Truth be told, I don't care: the GTX 680 is the clear winner, but that doesn't make the Radeon 7970 magically a bad card either for existing owners. GTX 680 is smaller, runs cooler, much quieter oc'd and stock, performs better at most tests (especially stock which is where you're guaranteed, oc's vary card-to-card!), is *50 dollars cheaper*, has adaptive vsync which is a huge feature per Hardware Canucks' review and others that tested it, PhysX which a good number of major titles support, better power consumption, and arguably better drivers (those who have actually lived with both know exactly what the reality is). Any new buyers obviously should choose the GTX 680 in today's market if looking at a $500+ video card.
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post #216 of 679
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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.

It's because clock for clock they are not even close to 5% away form eachother
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Also that hitler rant is amazing
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Loving the Hitler Parodies hahaha! Pretty much sums up my view of graphics cards.

If EVGA started doing dual/triple fan versions of their cards... And improved their Step-Up programme... I'd be licking the inside of a GTX 680 right now.


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everyone is arguing over which is best.... I think this guy said it best, watch from 8:48-9:09

I also recal Elric saying that the 680 runs very very hot, even hotter than a stock gtx 580! Classic nvidia, "We make fast cards, but they run hotter than a jet engine"
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I also recal Elric saying that the 680 runs very very hot, even hotter than a stock gtx 580! Classic nvidia, "We make fast cards, but they run hotter than a jet engine"

That's because nVidia tuned their video card fan profiles to a very silent profile. If they tuned it like AMD, they would end up with a much cooler running card.
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