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

 
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post #91 of 679
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Thats true, but it still holds to say it has a certain higher performance. And thats what i am doing. given the GTX 680 falls behind the 7970 in some benchmarks, two in crossfire will out perform the gtx 680 by over 100% in some scenarios.

See this is why I think you are being biased. You keep comparing in one direction to give AMD an advantage. The same can be said about GTX 680s, if you take 2 of them and compare them to a single 7970 it will also be around 100% better. Of course the 7990 will dominate a GTX 680, but I can bet that 2x GTX 680 would perform equal or better than the 7990 since dual gpu cards tend to run slower than 2 of their "real" single GPU cards. Right now AMD and NVIDIA are on a very solid playing field and everything is going to be based on price. In my opinion, the 7970 needs to be slightly cheaper than the GTX 680 due to it being less efficient before it becomes attractive again.
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dang the card is not even out yet........let the drivers mature.....sheesh wth.gif
    
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post #93 of 679
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dang the card is not even out yet........let the drivers mature.....sheesh wth.gif

The drivers for the 7970, for all intents and purposes, are still beta. Moot point really.
    
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post #94 of 679
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The drivers for the 7970, for all intents and purposes, are still beta. Moot point really.

The card has been out for nearly 3 months, the fact AMD drivers are "practically" beta, even though they aren't labelled as such, means nothing. AMD has lacked in the driver department for awhile, and there are many people on AMD that will say the same. They still have a 3 month lead on NVIDIA drivers, so with 3 months of driver development and NVIDIA drivers are already equal or better than the 7970, then that says something, no? It's definitely not a moot point. If anything it shows that AMD needs to pull their game together and get a better driver department. Drivers were the main reason I sold my last 3 AMD cards.
Edited by Murlocke - 3/22/12 at 11:47pm
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post #95 of 679
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dang the card is not even out yet........let the drivers mature.....sheesh wth.gif


Well the card is out, but yes im sure with work the drivers will increase performance.

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i hope the 7970 price will drop ,cheaper than 680.i might buy it.but green is still too good
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post #97 of 679
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The card has been out for nearly 3 months, the fact AMD drivers are "practically" beta, even though they aren't labelled as such, means nothing. AMD has lacked in the driver department for awhile, and there are many people on AMD that will say the same. They still have a 3 month lead on NVIDIA drivers, so with 3 months of driver development and NVIDIA drivers are already equal or better than the 7970, then that says something, no? It's definitely not a moot point. If anything it shows that AMD needs to pull their game together and get a better driver department. Drivers were the main reason I sold my last 3 AMD cards.

Oh dont get me wrong, I agree 100% that AMD needs to get it's act together, but, I would think that Nvidia has a much larger team working on drivers than AMD, I would always expect better drivers from the larger team.
    
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When it comes to the actual backbone of the card, I think the 7970 has an edge; the 7970 is what I would buy if I wanted "the bar-none, most powerful GPU." Call me crazy, but something about the 680 seems gimmicky to me. When it's really put under stress, I see the two on par at stock. With the kind of overclock I'd be going for on either of them, I believe the 7970 would be the victor when it counts.

That's not to say that I don't believe the 680 is the card to have, right now. The price, performance, and power usage and thermals are impeccable. I don't know how they did it, but I'm truly impressed. That said, I think both cards are meant to be "6970/570 class cards." I won't buy either of them, at that price.

GK110 may well be my first nV card in the last many years though, if AMD doesn't delve into the extreme high-end waters next round.
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I agree with ^^ This ^^

However according to motherboards.org on Youtube, Elric got information that the GTX680 is only going to cost $500.00, making it $50.00 cheaper. But it does run alot hotter.
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Oh dont get me wrong, I agree 100% that AMD needs to get it's act together, but, I would think that Nvidia has a much larger team working on drivers than AMD, I would always expect better drivers from the larger team.

Guess I never thought of that, it's a good point... I don't know what team would be bigger, but it would be interesting to know.
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I agree with ^^ This ^^
However according to motherboards.org on Youtube, Elric got information that the GTX680 is only going to cost $500.00, making it $50.00 cheaper. But it does run alot hotter.

confused.gif

Card already launched at $499.99, some people already got them and many are getting 1-4 of them tomorrow. Mines arriving tomorrow... tongue.gif
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