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For BF3 I'd go with a single 580, since you'll have plenty of Vram and be able to run it on a single card no problem. I do ultra 1080p 60-80 fps on my 570 with a massive overclock, however I cap on Vram. But even so... a 680 is only $150 more expensive than a 570, and $100 more than sli 560 ti's.
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If it competes with other products for the price-point, I don't see the issue. This just means nVidia likely has something much faster prepared to keep competitive with AMD.
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Originally Posted by TheHunter View Post

And this mid-rage GK104 shows its weakness in direct compute/cuda/openGL stuff.. just like older GF104/GF114..

What's wrong with the GTX 680's openGL performance?
openGL performance is important to me because I sometimes play openGL games.
got any links to GTX 680 openGL benchmarks?
     
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NVIDIA took advantage of the situation. They squeezed out as much preformance from GK 104 as they could so it would be equal to the 7970. They priced it lower and gave it some features that it should have / could have had since the 480's and sat there rolling in the $$$.


But then again, if they managed to do this from older technology, I'd say that the 7970 isn't actually better since NVIDIA managed to beat them in some areas using older tech.

Well played, well played.


Let's hope they use this money wisely for GK 110.
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Its not nvidias fault, its amds. Nvidia even said at one point we expected the 7970 to be alot better, so they obviously saw the performance it was putting out and said hey we can get away with making our 670 a 680 and charging premium cause it trades blows with there 7970 tongue.gif
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The real "fault" stems from the fact that there are only two GPU contenders on the markets today
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Maybe I'm missing something. But if it's a mid-range graphics chip then what's considered high-end from Nvidia that can be bought right now?

It's a mid-range card when you use a scale that includes Nvidia's basement.
    
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It's a mid-range card when you use a scale that includes Nvidia's basement.

Yeah, I don't get it. From what I gather people are saying the only high-end GPUs are the GPUs that haven't been released yet. If that's true then nobody will ever own a high-end GPU since the next best thing is always not released yet.

IMO the high-end GPUs are the best GPUs that are currently available to consumers. Maybe Nvidia could have done better, but that doesn't make their best consumer available GPUs mid-range GPUs. Especially not when it holds it's own against what everyone considers to be a high-end AMD GPU.

I guess i7s are mid-range CPUs too with that logic.
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It makes no difference what it was "meant" to be because companies will determine the market at the time of release. It just so happens that AMD is price gouging everyone at $549+ for a 7970, so someone at Nvidia made an executive decision to price it $50 less while performing equal or better than the 7970. So it's really hard to pin point who's really at fault.

I mean I suppose if Nvidia released the GTX 680 at $349 or $399, things would have been very interesting. But another thing to keep in mind, there are still plenty of GTX 580s out there selling for $399-$420, so it would make no business sense for Nvidia to price the 680 anywhere near that.
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The real "fault" stems from the fact that there are only two GPU contenders on the markets today

What's wrong with that? You can just get second hand GPU's. I got my 8800gts 512 three years after it was released for $20 from CL and it plays everything.
    
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