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

 
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    AMD 7970
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post #231 of 679
See that is the type of system I need to start playing my games correctly. BTW both scores seem low for quadfire to me at first glance. Aren't CF/SLI systems doing over 15k right now? I do almost 10k with my single card setup in performance mode.
    
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post #232 of 679
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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
Turbo is 9 steps of 13mhz, meaning the top step is 1110Mhz, not 1058.
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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.
It's not a custom VRM, there was no modding involved.
I wish all the reviewers disabled turbo for their reviews, as it makes it really hard to get a good reading on where exactly the 680 falls. Some cards only hit 1019Mhz, some hit the average of 1058Mhz, some hit 1110Mhz, and that makes where the card actually lands blurry and hard to find.
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post #233 of 679
Id like to see some more review in 2-3 months time.

Iv been trying to track one down in my country and every where Iv checked has not had any of them or they only had 1 in stock which was pre-sold for over $1000 ages ago.
So far my count of them is only 5 came in to NZ. So Nivida must be having really bad yields or only using the top binned chips, so with the turbo thing being able to bump it higher and overclock higher making reviewers think they are far better.

It wouldn't be the first time strategy has been used, The last time it was used was with the 6850s how the reviewers and early ones came out with more shadders and better quality cores that could over clock much higher then the ones that followed 2-3 months latter.

Also in 2-3 months time there should be some better drivers out which always give a good boost over release date drivers.

Stock for stock the 680 is the winner but clock for clock the 7970 is. Also the 7970 has that its readily available going for it and that its just gotten a $80 price cut here.
Looking at the prices here the 7970 can be gotten for $679nzd where the 680 is $843nzd with a 2 month wait on it unless your willing to pay $999nzd for a batch that is due in 3 weeks.

So IMO no king can be crowned for a few more months until the 680 is readily available and a more true representation of its self.
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Where did you manage to find a 7970 for $679, the cheapest I found was on Price spy for $849.00
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post #235 of 679
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I'm going to have to agree, I went from two 2G 460s at 860mhz core each (Faster then a 580) Too a single 7970 and it absolutely blows them all away, And with my 7970 at 1280/1750, I am seeing enourmous results in demanding games at both 1080P and 5760x1080 (6040x1080 in my case).
7970 is king imo, and i am yet to have any driver related issues at all.
soon as the 7990 comes out i'll be grabbing one or two of them and then rolling around trying to figure out how im going to water cool it.

Pretty much the same. I went from 2x 580 lightning xtremes to 2x 7970's and dont regret my decision one bit.
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I'm going to have to agree, I went from two 2G 460s at 860mhz core each (Faster then a 580) Too a single 7970 and it absolutely blows them all away, And with my 7970 at 1280/1750, I am seeing enourmous results in demanding games at both 1080P and 5760x1080 (6040x1080 in my case).
7970 is king imo, and i am yet to have any driver related issues at all.
soon as the 7990 comes out i'll be grabbing one or two of them and then rolling around trying to figure out how im going to water cool it.

Pretty much the same. I went from 2x 580 lightning xtremes to 2x 7970's and dont regret my decision one bit.

I went from a reference 580 at 933 core to my 7970 (again reference). I don't regret it either. thumb.gif I also went from 1080p to 1600p, and I STILL notice the difference.
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post #237 of 679
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I went from a reference 580 at 933 core to my 7970 (again reference). I don't regret it either. thumb.gif I also went from 1080p to 1600p, and I STILL notice the difference.

Agreed. Going from 1080p to 1600p, I could definitely tell the difference between the two. I bought a Dell Ultrasharp U3011 about a month ago and had buyers remorse for about a week until i got use to it lol. Now it's the best monitor i've ever owned.


Sorry to go off topic, but how do i get my rig to show up in my sig? I filled out the rig builder thing when i first singed up.
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post #238 of 679
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I went from a reference 580 at 933 core to my 7970 (again reference). I don't regret it either. thumb.gif I also went from 1080p to 1600p, and I STILL notice the difference.

How much did you get your 7970 for? Was it cheaper than the GTX 580 when you got that, if so AMD has really done themselves proud. biggrin.gif
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I went from a reference 580 at 933 core to my 7970 (again reference). I don't regret it either. thumb.gif I also went from 1080p to 1600p, and I STILL notice the difference.

Agreed. Going from 1080p to 1600p, I could definitely tell the difference between the two. I bought a Dell Ultrasharp U3011 about a month ago and had buyers remorse for about a week until i got use to it lol. Now it's the best monitor i've ever owned.


Sorry to go off topic, but how do i get my rig to show up in my sig? I filled out the rig builder thing when i first singed up.

I went from 1080p with the GTX 580 to 1600p with the 7970 (no in betweens). And even with the higher resolution, the 7970 is still a good bit faster than my 580 was at a lower resolution. I absolutely couldn't be happier.

The 680 is a great card at a great price right now, but I see no reason to jump from the 7970 when the cards literally trade blows with each other...especially since I've had my card since January (as have a lot of us 7970 owners). If AMD puts a price drop on the 7970, then honestly either card is a great choice right now (or if you can pick a 7970 up used for cheaper...even better).

To make a sig rig, go to your user profile (click your name at the top right of any page). Scroll down to your signature and click "Edit Signature". Then there will be 3 drop down boxes to display your stuff in your sig. Just choose the rig you built with rig builder. wink.gif
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I went from a reference 580 at 933 core to my 7970 (again reference). I don't regret it either. thumb.gif I also went from 1080p to 1600p, and I STILL notice the difference.

How much did you get your 7970 for? Was it cheaper than the GTX 580 when you got that, if so AMD has really done themselves proud. biggrin.gif

I got my 7970 for $525 locally, used. It was literally one week old, the original owner bought it on release day. This card wasn't even available new when I bought it, because everyone grabbed the Sapphire ones up real quick. Saved $35 though (this one was $560 at the time on newegg, but OOS). The GTX 580's were about the same price on newegg. I bought my 580 though for $400 (used) about a year, maybe a year and a half ago.
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I went from 1080p with the GTX 580 to 1600p with the 7970 (no in betweens). And even with the higher resolution, the 7970 is still a good bit faster than my 580 was at a lower resolution. I absolutely couldn't be happier.
The 680 is a great card at a great price right now, but I see no reason to jump from the 7970 when the cards literally trade blows with each other...especially since I've had my card since January (as have a lot of us 7970 owners). If AMD puts a price drop on the 7970, then honestly either card is a great choice right now (or if you can pick a 7970 up used for cheaper...even better)

To make a sig rig, go to your user profile (click your name at the top right of any page). Scroll down to your signature and click "Edit Signature". Then there will be 3 drop down boxes to display your stuff in your sig. Just choose the rig you built with rig builder. wink.gif

Thanks for the tip. Yea, I'm not going to complain about my purchases. The way i see it is there is not that much of a performace difference between the 2 to justifiy my purchasing some 680's. Now if the 680 beat the 7970 by like 100 fps, I would of jumped on it in a hearbeat lol.
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