Originally Posted by polyzp
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.
This whole thread you've been hyping up the 7970, and putting down the 680, yet the 680 is the faster card? Also, there's one problem with your Bulldozer analogy, Bulldozer is slower in almost everything, not to mention power hungry, and well, you own one so you should know how bad it is compared to Intel's offerings.
The 680 on the other hand is faster, or at the very least trades blows with the 7970 and is power efficient.
You claim that the 7970 was released at competitive pricing, when in fact it's over priced.
The 680 is 30% faster than the 580, and Nvidia released it at the exact same price as the 580. AMD on the other hand released the 7970 $200 over the price of the 6970.
Currently the 680 is about 10% faster, and priced 10% lower than the 7970, and it does it with 25% less cores.