Originally Posted by Sujeto 1
Lucky one? this is not a kind of contest, im not gonna lose my life smashing F5 in the screen to obtain on OVERPRICED midle end video card, my money worth every penny if they dont want it, i'm pretty sure AMD do want it, so im getting the HD7970, they are better cards, fresh and better minimun FPS, because obviously NVIDIA is working a kind of evil game of shortage. Very dirty dirty strategic nvidia, shame on you. I'd rather don't buy anything than play this lucky dirty shortage game, nothing is forcing me to buy one. i mean C'MON economical crysis is certenly affecting everyone minds?
Your misinformed on a couple of things.
A. 7970 had the same supply issue at launch. Same exact scenario. On top of that they originally were introduced at a $600 price range for the first week. AMD responded to vendors to come down on price and they would sell them for $50 less to compensate. The shortage lasted over a month approximately. You obviously werent trying to purchase one at launch or you'd know this.
B. The 680 on par performance to the 7970 for less power consumption and priced $50 less. So if every penny is that important to you, choose accordingly. Both cards are great cards, neither is better, niether is worse, so your wrong. Choose your favorite flavor.