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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 is RM2300 here in Malaysia. Converted into USD that would be about $733.33.

RM1999 at LYP. Just went there. Asus cards. Nice to meet a a fellow Malaysian OCN member.
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RM1999 at LYP. Just went there. Asus cards. Nice to meet a a fellow Malaysian OCN member.

That's still a good $666.66 USD. That's $166.66 over what they sell in NewEgg. Anyways nice to meet you. And frankly I don't trust LYP plus it's in KL and I live in Puchong, so it's quite inconvenient for me. Digitall Mall in SS17 is the way to go.
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That's still a good $666.66 USD. That's $166.66 over what they sell in NewEgg. Anyways nice to meet you. And frankly I don't trust LYP plus it's in KL and I live in Puchong, so it's quite inconvenient for me. Digitall Mall in SS17 is the way to go.

Yeah. New cards, steep price, typical. It will probably come down once stocks start showing up a bit more. I'm just waiting for the 7970's to come down to more logical price before I get another for XFire.
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Why are ppl complaining so much about clock speeds? These are two different architectures.
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Why are ppl complaining so much about clock speeds? These are two different architectures.

Because it Matters. The GTX680 turbos the core to 1100mhz, a good 200mhz+ over the 7970. Thing is both cards can typically hit 1250mhz, and because the 7970 is faster clock to clock it goes to show what the better card is. I care less about what a card can do at stock, only a fool keeps a card at stock.

Personally I think clock for clock measurements are great for benches. Shows the true performance of an architecture, not how high they got it to clock. But performance at its highest clock tend to be the best for knowing how fast the chip really is. Same with CPU's, sure at stock AMD cpu's and intel chips arnt that far apart, but when overclocked intel chips take off.
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Why bother making such comparison? Instead of pushing both to theirs limit and see who's the clear winner? Comparing two different architectures clock to clock just makes no sense.
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Because it Matters. The GTX680 turbos the core to 1100mhz, a good 200mhz+ over the 7970. Thing is both cards can typically hit 1250mhz, and because the 7970 is faster clock to clock it goes to show what the better card is. I care less about what a card can do at stock, only a fool keeps a card at stock.
Personally I think clock for clock measurements are great for benches. Shows the true performance of an architecture, not how high they got it to clock. But performance at its highest clock tend to be the best for knowing how fast the chip really is. Same with CPU's, sure at stock AMD cpu's and intel chips arnt that far apart, but when overclocked intel chips take off.

So you're saying everyone who knows how to buy and install a graphics card but not as tech savvy as you to know how to overclock are fools?? Damn these people with their one-sided views.
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only a fool keeps a card at stock.

What a dumb statement.
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16% here in QC (Can) who-let-rip-smiley.png
Used to be 15% mad.gif

Buy online from a retailer based in another province that does not have the business listed in QC, e.g. Newegg/NCIX/Memory Express.

That way you only have to pay 5% GST thumb.gif
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So you're saying everyone who knows how to buy and install a graphics card but not as tech savvy as you to know how to overclock are fools?? Damn these people with their one-sided views.

No but we're here on OCN, If you can make it to this site you better be overclocking your cards. Though if someone knows nothing about overclocking, then they probably know little of benchmarks so for the most part would have no clue what card is better. For those people, what ever card is cheapest is the one they are going to get. But if someone if going to buy a $500 viceocard, I Would think they know what their doing and know how to overclock. Getting a High End GPU and not overclocking it would be like getting a High End CPU and not overclocking it, just doesn't make sense. People that do things like that are fools, overclocking is dead easy and not hard to do. When I was 10 I was overclocking my 486 with jumpers, took it from 100mhz to 120mhz. Also added in a pci rage card, allowed the 486 to play quake. Now you don't need to do anything more then change a few numbers in the bios, people who think overclocking is hard needs to go back to school.

Thing is people are treating the gtx680 like it was some killer card, and while its mostly the nvidia fan boys, a 5-10% increase over the 7970 when the gtx680 has a extra 200mhz to work with isnt that great. Nvidia had 3 months to perfect the card, but after all this time and it's really no better then the 7970.
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