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

 
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post #631 of 679
Yea, people who know nothing about card generally think the card with more memory is better. So they'll go for the 7970 anyway biggrin.gif
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580's and 7970 prices aren't going down IMO. There still the same on EVGA and Newegg. It's like the 580's went up on EVGA's website lol.
    
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only a fool keeps a card at stock.
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No but were here on OCN

Someone with is kind of attitude should not be speaking on behalf of "we here on OCN" doh.gif

Sure some of OCN might share your same views, but maybe about 5-10% of OCN thinks a "fool" keeps their card at stock speeds.
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post #634 of 679
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580's and 7970 prices aren't going down IMO. There still the same on EVGA and Newegg. It's like the 580's went up on EVGA's website lol.

Yes but they are out of stock everywhere, so people only have the choice of 580s and 7970s (those models for the sake of argument) right now.

Once 680s are stocked up everywhere that's when you'll see price changes, if they do happen.
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Someone with is kind of attitude should not be speaking on behalf of "we here on OCN" doh.gif
Sure some of OCN might share your same views, but maybe about 5-10% of OCN thinks a "fool" keeps their card at stock speeds.

+1

Speak for yourself lol.
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Someone with is kind of attitude should not be speaking on behalf of "we here on OCN" doh.gif
Sure some of OCN might share your same views, but maybe about 5-10% of OCN thinks a "fool" keeps their card at stock speeds.

This.
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This.

I'm with wongworren on this. Just because you don't keep it OC'ed all the time doesn't mean you're a fool. I bring the speed's down back to stock once I'm done gaming. The boost during gaming is enough. Doesn't mean I need to go nuts OC'ing just because I'm at OCN. Even with my D14 I don't see the need to push my 2600k beyond 4Ghz. It's enough for me get my game on and at least not be at stock. Just because I want to OC conservatively doesn't mean I'm a fool. Not everyone here has money to burn on OC'ing like a madman and frying their CPU's, mobo's or GPU's. It's a matter of choice. You've the right to say what you want DzillaXx, but everyone else here has the right to do and say what they want as well. It's freedom of choice.
post #637 of 679
Hi...to compare....This is with my 24/7 computer:

SLI 590@670/1810@0.938v, WS RAMPAGE, 2500k@4.9Ghz, 16GB GEIL DRAGON, M4 128GB...

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Link with larger thumb:

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Regards...

EDIT:

I think Nvidia has a very good job with the GTX 680´s...the performance are one little step with de gtx 590....but the 680 has 2GB of VRAM...and
produce less heat and needs less power ;-P

I must say that my GTX 590 cost me around 450€ (2nd hand) and I´m very, very happy with them....

On the other hand,I don´t like on the 680´s the "turbo boost" and OCP...because limiting (for the moment) the OC depending of his temperature....

P.D.: I can benchmarking with my 590 at 0.963V@ 720Mhz and my 2500k at 5.1-5.3Ghz but I´d post the settings that I used in my hours of gaming...and my OC´s are solid stable.

Thank you, and sorry for my english I´m a spanish boy.
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I'm with wongworren on this. Just because you don't keep it OC'ed all the time doesn't mean you're a fool. I bring the speed's down back to stock once I'm done gaming. The boost during gaming is enough. Doesn't mean I need to go nuts OC'ing just because I'm at OCN. Even with my D14 I don't see the need to push my 2600k beyond 4Ghz. It's enough for me get my game on and at least not be at stock. Just because I want to OC conservatively doesn't mean I'm a fool. Not everyone here has money to burn on OC'ing like a madman and frying their CPU's, mobo's or GPU's. It's a matter of choice. You've the right to say what you want DzillaXx, but everyone else here has the right to do and say what they want as well. It's freedom of choice.

Where did you get your D14 and how much did it costed you?? I can only find one unit here in Puchong and I don't wanna go all the way down to LowYat lol. Not sure if Digital Mall has it though.
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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.

Have you ever owned a 7970 or a GTX 680? If not, you are not qualified to make that statement! Either card will beat the GTX 470 SLI in your sig rig! That fact alone makes both of them killer cards!
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Have you ever owned a 7970 or a GTX 680? If not, you are not qualified to make that statement! Either card will beat the GTX 470 SLI in your sig rig! That fact alone makes both of them killer cards!

They would barely beat his 470. In fact I think in some games his 470SLI would win out. Just like the 590/6990 are slower in some games a lot of times they actually end up ahead of both the 680/7970. Although this obviously is not that surprising.
    
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