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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 #271 of 679
I wrote AMD off a while ago due to drivers. All the way back to a 9800 pro. Tons of issues. Then I had a x800 GTO2. Loads of driver issues causing random restarts and games crashing to desktop, blue screens, you name it. Went to an 8600gt, no issues. Then I went to a 4870, same driver issues I had with the x800. Switched to a 9800gtx, then a gtx260, now my 470. 680 comes next, as I have never experienced driver issues with these cards.
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YOU WILL NEVER WIN!!! biggrin.gif

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post #273 of 679
I have never had a problem with AMD drivers. Ive been buying the red cards since the 3xxx series. I'm starting to think all of these bad driver claims are a lie spread by Nvidia secret agents.

Any hoot I think both cards are amazing. They both overclock well And they both play hello Kittie just fine with frames to spare. If you like Nvidia than buy Nvidia same for AMD owners, Both cards are amazing.
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post #274 of 679
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I have never had a problem with AMD drivers....Both cards are amazing.

Same here and yes to both being amazing thumb.gif
post #275 of 679
I have never had problems with desktop drivers for either company. It probably is PEBKAC for all the whiners out there. I do however have issues with NVidias optimus drivers for some games on my m14x. Sometimes it works, sometimes.
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post #276 of 679
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Have you even TRIED an AMD graphics card recently? rolleyes.gif
I love how everybody hates on the drivers. I have NEVER had a driver related issue, except with the first beta drivers for this 7970. Note....BETA. Never did on my 4890, 4850, or any of my other countless AMD / ATI cards either.
I've honestly had more driver issues with Nvidia than AMD lately. I still won't run any Nvidia driver past 266.58.

I don't need to try them, nor do I want to. After all the problems I had in the past I will NEVER buy another AMD GPU. I don't care if they become the best or not. The only way I will ever buy another AMD card is if that's the only card available.

Every AMD GPU I've ever had was riddled with problems from drivers and CCC. Yet I've never had a problem with Nvidia. So roll your eyes all you want. It doesn't change the facts.
post #277 of 679
7970 and 680 are both overpriced and underperforming ripoffs. Save your money for next generation when AMD and Nvidia stop being lazy and produce good cards.
post #278 of 679
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7970 and 680 are both overpriced and underperforming ripoffs. Save your money for next generation when AMD and Nvidia stop being lazy and produce good cards.

So you consider a single 7970 or 680 that performs close to or above in some cases to the dual 6990 & 590 bad cards that are priced $300 - $250 less?

I think even though its not implemented yet PCIe 3.0 along with AMD's new GCN architecture and Nvidia's Adaptive V-Sync technology that is being implemented is innovation in these new cards. It deserves more credit than your giving them.

Rather than a refresh over the last few years now with little improvements and no steps foward. Your entitled to your opinion though. IMO anyone in a 5000 or 400 series's card would have very nice perfomance gains and would be a definite upgrade.
     
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Just like AMD needs turbo to save their ass in CPUs, Nvidia needs turbo to save their ass in GPUs. The hype behind the GTX 680 is not justified by their overclocking performance, just like some people would think the hype behind AMD bulldozer is not justified by their overclocking performance. Hence why both companies released at very competative pricing, which neither would have to do if their CPU or GPU was easily crowned the best.
    
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post #280 of 679
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7970 and 680 are both overpriced and underperforming ripoffs. Save your money for next generation when AMD and Nvidia stop being lazy and produce good cards.

How is GTX680 overpriced? Its a lot better then GTX580 which it replaces. It has same Price.
GTX480 was $500 and GTX580 replaced it with only 15% more performance.
GTX680 replaces GTX580 with 35%. You just mean to say all flagship cards are too expensive but they do perform.
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