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post #11 of 33
not bad. i can only imagine what the 680 classified will do. biggrin.gif
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Something is wrong here... I am not implying at the card itself, but this stock overclock is similar to gigabyte's/msi's/zotac's/colorful's...etc

As if nvidia has some digital bioses for factory overclocked cards. Lets hope a befier card with more tdp headroom can do much more.
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Originally Posted by damtachoa View Post

I'm waiting for dual fan SC + Backplate.thumb.gif

Don't hold your breath! tongue.gif
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post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by revamper View Post

Don't hold your breath! tongue.gif
Yeah EVGA's site lists the SC Signature 2 with dual fans, but it doesn't say a backplate will be included. Backplates are denoted by the '+' in the product name.

So many SKUs....
http://www.evga.com/articles/00669/#GTX680SC
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post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by Cloudfire777 View Post

WOW,
GTX 680 SC+ totally rapes the 7970 in all games but still use less power and produce less noise than 7970
RIP AMD

Watch it... your green is showing. rolleyes.gif
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post #16 of 33
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Watch it... your green is showing. rolleyes.gif


But you can`t deny that its true, right? smile.gif
Much better performance, it draw less watt than stock 7970, it produce less noise than stock 7970 and is according to the review, still CHEAPER than 7970.

Why would anyone even consider a 7970? Can anyone give me a good reason?
post #17 of 33
wait a minute guys. the overclocked version of the gtx680 is also faster than a stock 7970 in everything? same reference fan is still quieter? consumes 12w less instead of 31w less? I must say this is a huge shocker. oh boy can I buy AMD for a dollar now?

/sarcasm.

nice card though.
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post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by Cloudfire777 View Post

But you can`t deny that its true, right? smile.gif
Much better performance, it draw less watt than stock 7970, it produce less noise than stock 7970 and is according to the review, still CHEAPER than 7970.
Why would anyone even consider a 7970? Can anyone give me a good reason?

I'm a nvidia fan boy but ur just being dumb.

the GTX 680 has 2GB of VRAM and the 7970 has 3GB. its only $50 USD more.


remind me again how much the 3GB GTX580 was over the 1.5GB model when they launched?? lol


for single monitors the GTX 680 is king BUT the 2GB will hinder performance once u get to 3x 1080P or higher!!
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post #19 of 33
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I'm a nvidia fan boy but ur just being dumb.
the GTX 680 has 2GB of VRAM and the 7970 has 3GB. its only $50 USD more.
remind me again how much the 3GB GTX580 was over the 1.5GB model when they launched?? lol
for single monitors the GTX 680 is king BUT the 2GB will hinder performance once u get to 3x 1080P or higher!!

Why does it matter if its 2GB vs 3GB when most users won`t need the extra 1GB and don`t plan on play with several monitors? Look at the review again. It beats 7970 in all areas. And its still cheaper.

And I`m comparing a OCed 680 to a stock 7970 because its around the same price. AMD fanboys played the same price argument on Nvidia with Fermi. It`s still valid this round too.

RIP AMD, RIP
Edited by Cloudfire777 - 4/10/12 at 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by Cloudfire777 View Post

Why does it matter if its 2GB vs 3GB when most users won`t need the extra 1GB and don`t plan on play with several monitors? Look at the review again. It beats 7970 in all areas. And its still cheaper.
And I`m comparing a OCed 680 to a stock 7970 because its around the same price. AMD fanboys played the same price argument on Nvidia with Fermi. It`s still valid
You`d be a complete fool to even think about buying a 7970

*cough*so wrong*cough*

For single monitor performance you are correct. However, I read a review over at Legit Reviews earlier today that said even in SLI, a pair of GTX 680's only scales an average of 63% going from one card to two on triple monitor setups. 63%... that's terrible value for money. That's something that the GTX 680 should excel at, and yet it is being held back. The culprit is more than likely the 256-bit memory bus and 2GB vram. The 4GB version may fix it, but who knows.

I would be willing to bet money that a pair of HD 7970's scales much better on a triple monitor setup, and in those instances, the HD 7970 will be the better choice. Unfortunately, we need a website to actually perform those tests to justify my claim, but until then, I can't say I'm impressed with triple monitor performance on a GTX 680 SLI setup.


And this crap with "RIP AMD" also shows your ignorance. If AMD dies, your beloved nvidia starts selling mediocre video cards for high prices because there is no one left to compete with them. A monopoly is never a good thing. In other words, you should change that "RIP AMD" into "I hope AMD bounces back so we all win."

But seriously, cut the fanboy crap. It makes you look silly.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 4/10/12 at 3:32pm
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