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

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
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    GTX 680
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post #561 of 679
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I don't think that is accurate at all. From what I have seen so far, at max clocks these two cards are almost identical in terms of performance at any resolution. I really don't think there is a wrong choice this time around...

Or are both a bad choice with so many new cards and GK110 coming out so soon? Just playing devil's advocate. I can't honestly say that I'm glad I don't have any patience. I'm weak, I couldn't wait, and I know it. But in a perfect world I probably would have waited 2 or 3 more months to see what Nvidia drops next. But since I couldn't wait, I totally agree there was no blowout this round. But...we'll see what happens in the '780 vs 8970 - Who is the Real King?' thread biggrin.gif
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post #562 of 679
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I don't think that is accurate at all. From what I have seen so far, at max clocks these two cards are almost identical in terms of performance at any resolution. I really don't think there is a wrong choice this time around...

With the current issues I'm having with single 7970, I'm honestly thinking of ditching AMD and going with a pair of 680's even though I really do want to stick with AMD for now. I even readied my system for XFire but tying the PCIe power cables next to HDD cages so I can just plugin the second card and game on. But the driver issues I seem to be having are a concern as well. Paying so much for the 7970 and then getting sub-par drivers isn't something I can tolerate for long. AMD needs to fix this, and fix it now.
post #563 of 679
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Originally Posted by afadzil21 View Post

With the current issues I'm having with single 7970, I'm honestly thinking of ditching AMD and going with a pair of 680's even though I really do want to stick with AMD for now. I even readied my system for XFire but tying the PCIe power cables next to HDD cages so I can just plugin the second card and game on. But the driver issues I seem to be having are a concern as well. Paying so much for the 7970 and then getting sub-par drivers isn't something I can tolerate for long. AMD needs to fix this, and fix it now.

I (honestly) don't get all these issues people have. What exactly isn't working? Maybe I don't play enough games cause I have had zero issues with anything.

Since I got my card I've played The Darkness 2, Mass Effect 3, Alice and BF3 with literally zero problems. Mass Effect 3 I played on release to.

The only thing even approaching a problem I had was when I first got my card BF3 didn't like my overclock. Driver release fixed that though.
    
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post #564 of 679
I hope my luck is better than yours dude. I'm nervous but I want to give AMD a shot just for the fact that they aren't as locked down as Nvidia this round. Also, there is no real loss here. If I decide to go 680 Lightning or 685 down the line I can just sell these Lightnings and get most of my money back out of them.... thumb.gif
post #565 of 679
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I (honestly) don't get all these issues people have. What exactly isn't working? Maybe I don't play enough games cause I have had zero issues with anything.
Since I got my card I've played The Darkness 2, Mass Effect 3, Alice and BF3 with literally zero problems. Mass Effect 3 I played on release to.
The only thing even approaching a problem I had was when I first got my card BF3 didn't like my overclock. Driver release fixed that though.

Issues I've got:
1. System waking to black screen after long idle
2. Crashes to desktop (BF3, Metro 2033)

I'll be doing a clean re-install soon to see if the issues resolve themselves (got a new HyperX SSD 240GB) and see if things resolve themselves. I wish I was as lucky as you are, I don't hate the 7970, I love it's performance, but the issues get annoying after a while.
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I will be buying either 2 x 680s or 2 x 7970s come this friday. Im wondering how AMDs drivers are for Xfire and if anyone has heard of the availability of the 680s currently or what they think it will be later on in the week.

that really depends on person...
somone might be lucky, like me n my friend, we never had any problem with the red team, we r new red team buddies. since 7970.
but i do got tons of crazy bug with my gtx 460~ gtx 560 gtx 570. lots of driver no respond for a sec, n recover.

and if u go search over the internet u will ended up lots of reviews of bashing AMD driver or giving low rating even it's a small case of problem. but if u look at the green team side, even people got a bad card or driver problem, no body give anything bad rating..
i know it's kinda funny. just like my friend told me that, Nvidia r more like Apple , n AMD like Android. . so it really depends on u .
post #568 of 679
dayuummm everyone's been talking about how amazing the GTX 680's are... but their surprisingly similar to the hd 7970!!
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that really depends on person...
somone might be lucky, like me n my friend, we never had any problem with the red team, we r new red team buddies. since 7970.
but i do got tons of crazy bug with my gtx 460~ gtx 560 gtx 570. lots of driver no respond for a sec, n recover.
and if u go search over the internet u will ended up lots of reviews of bashing AMD driver or giving low rating even it's a small case of problem. but if u look at the green team side, even people got a bad card or driver problem, no body give anything bad rating..
i know it's kinda funny. just like my friend told me that, Nvidia r more like Apple , n AMD like Android. . so it really depends on u .

Saying nvidia=apple and amd=android is a bad analogy. I would say they're both at par. NV tech has been good, and always improves with drivers. AMD however have always had driver issues. I've been with red team since 2005. Green team since '98 until 2005. Have to say this, Red team won me over when HL2 came out. NV have only recently started to get back in the game with Fermi (5xx) and now Kepler. GCN is new, and I'm expecting AMD to fix the drivers with them soon. NV has had the chance to get their drivers well sorted out especially since Kepler is not that big a departure from Fermi. Look at the history of brand new NV architectures and you'll see my point. Drivers at launch always sucked big time, but NV always made things better. ATi on the other hand was slow with drivers, but since AMD took over, things seem to have improved a lot. But I definitely need to see some improvement from AMD soon with the 7970. It's been 3 months now and they still don't have things bolted down.
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If I decide to go 680 Lightning or 685 down the line I can just sell these Lightnings and get most of my money back out of them.... thumb.gif

People are selling ref. 580's here in So-cal for $250 on CL right now. I wouldn't count on getting "most" of your money back.
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