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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 #61 of 679
...When did we start comparing the clock speed of AMD's and Nvidia's respective GPU? Such foolishness. sigh... whats next colors?
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post #62 of 679
I just saw something, you used different clocks, and processors. For this test to be fair you should use the EXACT same components and same clocks, while only changing the Graphics cards.

It just isn't fair putting a 3960x against a 3930k, really.
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post #63 of 679
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I just saw something, you used different clocks, and processors. For this test to be fair you should use the EXACT same components and same clocks, while only changing the Graphics cards.

It just isn't fair putting a 3960x against a 3930k, really.

You do realize that the faster CPU and the faster clock speed GPU.....still lost to the lower clocks, right? How is that not fair, when the lesser equipment (supposedly) scored higher?
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post #64 of 679
It seems to be forgotten that AMD has had some time to nail down solid drivers, give nvidia a couple months and take a look then.
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post #65 of 679
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You can't really call the 680 "The King", since the 7970 performs right on par with it....and the 7970 has been out for 2 months already. rolleyes.gif
But I really think the "King" isn't an appropriate term, because no one card is better then the other 100% of the time.

Respect your opinions but I'll agree with both opinions when the 7970 is the same price as the 680 (comparing reference GPUs only) wink.gif I always compare the wholeness of the product to determine the best, not just gaming performance alone thumb.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/22/12 at 10:27pm
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post #66 of 679
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You can't really call the 680 "The King", since the 7970 performs right on par with it....and the 7970 has been out for 2 months already. rolleyes.gif

You need to take into account that efficiency/price of the card too. If you base it all on performance, while overclocked, they are pretty equal. If you take take everything into consideration.. the 680 wins even if it's getting the same FPS as the 7970. It really depends if you care about that stuff. With that said, upgrading from a 7970 to a 680 is definitely not worth it unless the person just wants to mess around with new hardware. I see absolutely no reason to buy a 7970 over a 680 right now if someone is wanting to upgrade from a slower GPU. The GTX 680 is the better buy at this time, and it should be given it came out 2 months later.

As you said, the 7970 has been out longer, AMD has had more time to mature the drivers. We don't know how much the GTX 680 will increase over the next 2-3 months. I would really like to see some "release" 7970 driver vs 680 comparisons, I would consider that much more fair if we want to figure which card has the best performance. Otherwise, we need to wait for more mature drivers (from both companies).
Edited by Murlocke - 3/22/12 at 10:27pm
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post #67 of 679
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You need to take into account that efficiency/price of the card too. If you base it all on performance, while overclocked, they are pretty equal. If you take take everything into consideration.. the 680 wins even if it's getting the same FPS as the 7970. It really depends if you care about that stuff. With that said, upgrading from a 7970 to a 680 is definitely not worth it unless the person just wants to mess around with new hardware. I see absolutely no reason to buy a 7970 over a 680 right now if someone is wanting to upgrade from a slower GPU. The GTX 680 is the better buy at this time, and it should be given it came out 2 months later.
As you said, the 7970 has been out longer, AMD has had more time to mature the drivers. We don't know how much the GTX 680 will increase over the next 2-3 months. I would really like to see some "release" 7970 driver vs 680 comparisons, I would consider that much more fair if we want to figure which card has the best performance. Otherwise, we need to wait for more mature drivers (from both companies).

There are rewards for being the first out of the gate you know, why should we handicap them for that?
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post #68 of 679
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You need to take into account that efficiency/price of the card too. If you base it all on performance, while overclocked, they are pretty equal. If you take take everything into consideration.

Absolutely thumb.gif This is exactly what I'm talking about...the wholeness of the product smile.gif
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I see the cards as neck and neck and the performance differences somewhat negligible. The GTX 680 wins, however, because it's 50 dollars cheaper. It's currently the better value card on the market and it has better power consumption to boot. I don't buy high end cards, but if I did, I'd take a 680 for sure. I admit that i'm a bit uninformed, though, because I like to see benches on this forum first, especially since people do benching with AMD CPUs and all the review sites use Intel chips. I don't know if a 680 will be bottlenecked by my overclocked X6, but I can't exclude the possiblity. 7970s, on the other hand, seem to do just fine on AMD CPUs.
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If I have the money, I'll take whichever card is faster per watt, and per dollar. I can deal with drivers, heat and "Nvidia Optimized" titles. What I can't deal with is paying too much for too little of a boost.

Like if you had the choice between a 6950 that was already unlocked and a reference 6970, why on earth would you go with the latter? Especially since even unlocked cards usually were sold much cheaper, even used.

If the GTX 680 is $500 and the HD 7970 is $500, I'll go with whichever is in stock, which ones have cheaper water blocks, and which one will provide the best experience in the games I play. I'm not that picky tongue.gif
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