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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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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

The ones that DO have stock....are just that. They actually HAVE stock. If you were to buy one TODAY, the GTX680 is $50 more....TODAY.
Note how in my original post...I said the words "RIGHT NOW"?

I understand bud, but like I said, that's not their retail price, and we all know that.

As you can see, it's not impossible to get them for $500 today. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

uhmmm just bought mine today from newegg for $500? It actually is not impossible to get one for that price. you just have to wait till they come back in stock. Sites have been allowing you to purchase a few at a time every day so far. thumb.gif
bought one today, EVGA for $500 doh.gif

You know how Graphics cards launches are, supply is low in the first few days after launch, remember when the 7970 "launched" in December? How many weeks did it actually take before you could buy them?

Some retailers are price gouging, and if you're patient you can get them for their retail price in the next few days when they're back in stock. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

The ones that DO have stock....are just that. They actually HAVE stock. If you were to buy one TODAY, the GTX680 is $50 more....TODAY.
Note how in my original post...I said the words "RIGHT NOW"?

I understand bud, but like I said, that's not their retail price, and we all know that.

As you can see, it's not impossible to get them for $500 today. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

uhmmm just bought mine today from newegg for $500? It actually is not impossible to get one for that price. you just have to wait till they come back in stock. Sites have been allowing you to purchase a few at a time every day so far. thumb.gif
bought one today, EVGA for $500 doh.gif

You know how Graphics cards launches are, supply is low in the first few days after launch, remember when the 7970 "launched" in December? How many weeks did it actually take before you could buy them?

Some retailers are price gouging, and if you're patient you can get them for their retail price in the next few days when they're back in stock. thumb.gif

7970 launched on Janurary 12th though I thought? confused.gif

Anyway, yes I do know how it goes. I'm just stating if somebody were to buy one RIGHT NOW / TODAY, and wasn't a lucky person that can snipe newegg....then they're looking at $600 for a normal price...today.

And we have yet to see if AMD is going to price drop the 7970's either, which could happen, and probably will. There's no reason for them to right now with Nvidia's current stock of 680's that seem to be out there though. Once there's more stock of 680's out there though, I'll bet the price will drop on the 7970.
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it appears that the nvidia drivers dont like triple/quad sli yet, its negative scaling past tri-sli D:
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You should really look at those graphs more carefully. You get an 4fps average increase, but the when you get huge dips in fps (low min fps) is when you really start to see fps lag. That graph shows an OC 7970's min fps lower than the GTX 680 @ stock.
But seriously a card that is basically equal to the 7970 at 85% of the cost, it's a no brainer which one to get. doh.gif
The cards trade blows, it all depends on the game.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1455/pg1/asus-geforce-gtx-680-oc-vs-r7970-oc-vs-gtx-580-oc-performance-review-introduction.html

I agree on this point. Whatever is now, AMD needs to fix the drivers. Tailored drivers for BF3 would be fine, knowing how popular BF3 is and the raw power the 7970 actually has, optimised drivers would be the way for AMD to go. Nvidia did it before, everyone knows that. Nvidia even get games tailored to perform well on their cards (Batman: AA, AC). BF3 needs to rock and AMD and AMD need to do something now.
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The ones that DO have stock....are just that. They actually HAVE stock. If you were to buy one TODAY, the GTX680 is $50 more....TODAY.
Note how in my original post...I said the words "RIGHT NOW"?

My local Fry's has EVGA 680's *in stock* for $499... thumb.gif
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My local Fry's has EVGA 680's *in stock* for $499... thumb.gif

Having fun with that 9% sales tax in Cali? Most people can find an online store where they don't pay tax, boom, $45 savings.
 
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Having fun with that 9% sales tax in Cali? Most people can find an online store where they don't pay tax, boom, $45 savings.

Our only real option in Cali for no tax is Amazon or Tigerdirect. Newegg charges us tax too. mad.gif Yeah, it sucks, but the weather is beautiful here year round, so it's worth it. tongue.gif
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lol, only 9% tax? Is that it!

In New Zealand we have a massive 15% Tax!!!!!! Holy damn!
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10% here in cook county...
 
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10% here in cook county...

That's why I take the 30 minute drive to Westmont & enjoy the 7.75% tax instead of messin' around with Chicago 10% when shopping @ MC thumb.gif
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