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

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
  • 62% (214)
    GTX 680
344 Total Votes  
post #31 of 679
Having these cards so close in a performance aspect is great for us (the consumers) as it will all come down to price point wars. for once we will actually get a slight break to have top tier cards. I like that a lot, and so does my bank account. thumb.gif
post #32 of 679
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Originally Posted by m3t4lh34d View Post

Look at how pathetic the 680s score in Quad SLI vs the 7970s...
http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/2641/7/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-quad-sli-review-english-version-battlefield-3

nVidia always had horrible SLI scaling for 3x/4x SLI in games. You'd only ever want/need a setup like that if you were folding anyway.
 
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post #33 of 679
well if it does force a price drop looks like i'll be heading for tri-fire already have cf
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nVidia always had horrible SLI scaling for 3x/4x SLI in games. You'd only ever want/need a setup like that if you were folding anyway.

oh really?!?!' here is your answer:

http://www.overclock.net/t/988583/vegas-sli-scaling-thread
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post #35 of 679
Well 7970 has had a few driver updates since release, albeit not very good ones according to some users. This 680 card was just released, I'm sure with updates it will 'perform' better. Overall I think Nvidia have done a pretty good job. thumb.gif
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post #36 of 679
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.
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This review pretty much shows my point, however its down right now.

here

Being discussed here!
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post #38 of 679
Judging solely from TechPowerUp, I would give the title to the 7970. Sure, the 680 makes up for it at stock, but to me, it feels like the 7970 is more capable. I guess the way I feel about it is that AMD didn't clock their cards high enough, and Nvidia clocked them too much tongue.gif
From what I understand, the 680 still has a power limiter, has a new ineffective system of overclocking, and has locked manual voltage, along with a ton of other unnecessary features most people don't need.

But from the $500 vs $550.. tough choice. I suspect AMD will drop prices very soon because they now have a competitor in the same manufacturing tech... but if was, and it stayed $500 vs $550, the 680 is fantastic.



PS: Murlocke: I've owned a total of 5 AMD cards ranging from the 4xxx series to the 6xxx series. I never had a problem with any of them driver-related tongue.gif CCC is garbage though, I don't install that thumb.gif
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It seems like once the 7970 is past 1250 mhz or in that range , it begins to be much stronger when compared to a 680 at the same clocks.
    
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