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

 
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    AMD 7970
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    GTX 680
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post #41 of 679
So is a heavily overclocked (1200mhz) 7970 better than a 680 clocked the same? I currently have a 7970 but if the 680 is better i'll sell it in a heartbeat. BTW i'm running on full HD at 60hz and when i play games it's on all max settings
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post #43 of 679
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Originally Posted by jman246 View Post

So is a heavily overclocked (1200mhz) 7970 better than a 680 clocked the same? I currently have a 7970 but if the 680 is better i'll sell it in a heartbeat. BTW i'm running on full HD at 60hz and when i play games it's on all max settings

I have a feeling the difference is within error when you average it over many games. If you run both at lets say 1250/1800 Mhz, the 7970 will be the performance KING. Look at the two overclockersclub links, and see for yourself. A Lower clocked 7970 (1235) gets up in the face of the gtx 680 at 1305 Mhz. If the 7970 could be further clocked to 1305 aswell, you would notice that it either surpases the 680 overall, or its a dead tie. The difference in performance with overclocking is much more benfitial with the 7970 than with the gtx 680. If you are running at stock and only stock the 680 is the clear choice, but lets say you want to run a water loop and get the highest clock possible, the 7970 edges ahead. L2N is a different story, and so far it looks like Nvidia is ahead (barley).
Edited by polyzp - 3/22/12 at 8:44pm
    
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post #44 of 679
I sincerely hope all this stuff about OC'd 7970s being better is true. Because, the GTX 680's stock showing may force the card with more potential to a lower price bracket....
 
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post #45 of 679
The actual gaming benchmarks are painting a picture that the 680 is the clear king.

And even if the two cards were incredibly close in performance clock-for-clock, I wouldn't go by insane LN2 benches (because I'll never go that far) and I simply want to compare what custom PCB's MSI and Asus come up with for GTX680.

I am already leaning towards green team due to my own experience with drivers so something really amazing has to happen to boot me over to AMD. Other than the fact that 7970 out of the box is only slightly faster than my 580.
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The actual gaming benchmarks are painting a picture that the 680 is the clear king.
And even if the two cards were incredibly close in performance clock-for-clock, I wouldn't go by insane LN2 benches (because I'll never go that far) and I simply want to compare what custom PCB's MSI and Asus come up with for GTX680.
I am already leaning towards green team due to my own experience with drivers so something really amazing has to happen to boot me over to AMD. Other than the fact that 7970 out of the box is only slightly faster than my 580.

You mean the 7950 is slightly faster than the 580 out of the box, right?
 
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post #47 of 679
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The GTX 680 is still a very impressive card. But from my stand point, they 7970 and 680 are almost neck and neck in many bench marks with the 680 having a lead of MAYBE 5-8% (still not bad though).


All I care about is this:

How well does the GTX 680 fold?

Pretty much this exactly...lol. I'd say the 680 definitely has a nice edge over the 7970 in many scenarios but all I care about, how well does it fold?!

Might snag one of these in April.
 
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post #48 of 679
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In all the reviews, we are actually seeing 1110 Mhz (Turbo) GTX 680s against 925 Mhz 7970s, yet these cards both overclock to about the same Ghz value. (Lets see 1300/1800 vs 1300/1800, and you would notice Nvidia lags behind). Nvidia has the stock crown, while AMD has the overclock crown because its overclocking performance and clock gap is highest. There is no obvious winner in my opinion, yes the GTX 680 is newer, but is it enough? And is it too late?
    
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The more we hail the GTX 680 as king the further AMD will have to drop their prices thumb.gif
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post #50 of 679
I could care less about nvidia cards. I won't even consider them unless they make a control panel with an AA override that actually works without having to fiddle with the ridiculous AA flag settings in inspector. Not to mention better quality AA. Don't forget 8x AA for AMD is like 16x AA for nvidia. Review sites really need to start acknowledging this. That said, it is nice for us consumers to see level headed competition. Let the price wars begin.
Edited by computerparts - 3/22/12 at 9:35pm
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