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At this stage and current conditions in the World Economy Nvidia decides to Charge nearly $1,000 dollars for a video card that is evolutionary not revolutionary at best. It's an unwise decision and one that doesn't portray the reality of the current world economic decline and conditions.
GK110 was portrayed as a massive leap in performance but in reality all that was due to Mainstream Media influence and Mass Media marketing. Unfortunately it fails to live up to the hype. It was a Marketing Campaign and nothing more.

Irrespective of current "world economic conditions," tons of people can afford these cards and will gladly pay the price. If I hadn't just bought 3 7970s (bad timing, I know) I would be down for two of these. Nvidia knows their market better than you do, I can assure you. These cards will be just as hard to find as the 680s.

Also, as has been stated already, GK110 isn't out yet.
    
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To my eye 7970 Crossfire is very competitive, especially when the price difference is considered.
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nice dual gpu card.
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Besides its Obscenely high price, its a top performer in the graphics card world currently, it's not very available ATM though :/
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To my eye 7970 Crossfire is very competitive, especially when the price difference is considered.

I share the same opinion but most likely only until these voltage unlocked cards come out. I haven't seen any indication any of them are coming to the US yet though. As of now they're still even to me for that reason alone.

I gotta say though that the power consumption numbers on the 680/90 are reallly impressive. It should be known however that the 680 increases power consumption faster per mhz OC'd then the 7970 does. That's kind of the funny thing about these two sets of cards. They counter each other in a lot of ways. Can't truly recomend 7970 CF though until AMD fixes their drivers for Batman and Skyrim especially.
    
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GG AMD. rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

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The reason you shouldn't do quad SLI with a 3930K on a 850W PSU is the amount of power SB-E pulls when OCd, it's not even funny.
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From Sin's SB-E OCing thread. And yes that's input watts, CPU only, measured from the 2x 8pin connectors.

Do you by chance have a chart comparing SB-E's power consumption to other cpus when overclocking?
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I prefer to get two 680s, this way I save a buck and get more performance and overclocking !
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Do you by chance have a chart comparing SB-E's power consumption to other cpus when overclocking?

I can attest to how much of a power hog SB-E can be when really pushed to the limit....and that chart looks fairly accurate.

Of course, remember that even at 4.5+ Ghz, and consuming about 275w~, your PSU will be churning out power at around 80-90% efficiency, so there *is* a bit of headroom. There are already quite a few quality 1000w PSUs available at affordable prices, so if I were you, i'd spring for one if you plan to do dual 690s + 3930K. If you're splurging that much on hardware, it doesn't make much sense NOT to spring for arguably the most important part of your build. thumb.gif
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GG AMD? What?
EVGA GTX 690 is $1,092
Two HIS Radeon 7970's are $959. After OC'ing them they compare very well to gtx680's.
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