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First GTX 670 owner below here at OCN biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1253432/gigabyte-gtx-670-oc-version-hands-on
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I don't understand why it has to. What is all of this fighting even about?! Of course the 670 is not going to beat the 7970 OC'd, and why should it? It's cheaper, and if it even gets close to contending with the 7970 then that is mighty impressive.

Nobody's saying its not. We are just pointing out that the TT review showing the 670 to be faster than the 7970 is just ridiculous. The 670 is a very impressive card especially if it retails for $399 or less...
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there is speculation that the TT sample is an overclocked gigabyte windforce gtx670. if that's the case then the performance we see in th TT preview is likely near the cards limits and stock performance will be less. of course it all remains to be seen.

That's the only way those TT benchmarks can really be explained. Which means that the 680 it was being compared to and the 7970 it was being compared to were NOT maxed out/OC'd. So there is still a lead to be had by the latter two cards, assuming they were not OC'd.

The funny thing is, TT hates Nvidia, and they think that by releasing early benchmarks they're somehow doing something to antagonize Nvidia...but they're actually driving up demand for the 670, and it's not even released yet. Which will actually make them that much more impossible to find, unless Nvidia produced more 670s on initial launch than 680s and 690s.

Regardless, if a max OC'd 670 can pretty much mirror the performance of a stock 680 and 7970, and it sells for $50-100 less...i'm not sure it's going to be easy for people to justify paying that $50-100 for a 10-15% performance improvement, especially when you factor in multi-GPU costs. If Kepler wasn't in such crazy demand right now, i'd say this was a weird move by Nvidia, since they'd be positioning the 670 to compete with the 680 (along with the 7970)....but since the demand is already high, they clearly know what they're doing more than I do.

I really cannot wait until this card drops...this might be the 8800GT of this generation if it's $400....
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GTX670 with water blocks are going to look strange lol
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GTX670 with water blocks are going to look strange lol

For some reason, this is what I thought of when I read that, lol...

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Seriously, I'm seeing NO supply in the wild right now, and if the cards aren't available, then how can they be faster or better value? From what I'm seeing, the GTX 690 is selling for $1200 brand new right now. At that price, a $960 pair of HD 7970's suddenly looks VERY good by comparison.

That's cause they are so good people actually want to buy them so they sell out. Hardly anyone cares about the 7970 as it's old news now, so the stock is piling up thumb.gif
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That's the only way those TT benchmarks can really be explained. Which means that the 680 it was being compared to and the 7970 it was being compared to were NOT maxed out/OC'd. So there is still a lead to be had by the latter two cards, assuming they were not OC'd.

The funny thing is, TT hates Nvidia, and they think that by releasing early benchmarks they're somehow doing something to antagonize Nvidia...but they're actually driving up demand for the 670, and it's not even released yet. Which will actually make them that much more impossible to find, unless Nvidia produced more 670s on initial launch than 680s and 690s.

Regardless, if a max OC'd 670 can pretty much mirror the performance of a stock 680 and 7970, and it sells for $50-100 less...i'm not sure it's going to be easy for people to justify paying that $50-100 for a 10-15% performance improvement, especially when you factor in multi-GPU costs. If Kepler wasn't in such crazy demand right now, i'd say this was a weird move by Nvidia, since they'd be positioning the 670 to compete with the 680 (along with the 7970)....but since the demand is already high, they clearly know what they're doing more than I do.

I really cannot wait until this card drops...this might be the 8800GT of this generation if it's $400....

yea makes sense. though I do believe TT meant no malice toward nvidia. I admire their willingness to admit how they feel , yet put those feelings aside and provide a favorable perspective on the gtx670. they had nothing but praise for the card.
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First GTX 670 owner below here at OCN biggrin.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1253432/gigabyte-gtx-670-oc-version-hands-on

lol wut :S

GTX670 is beating GTX680 lol
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there is speculation that the TT sample is an overclocked gigabyte windforce gtx670. if that's the case then the performance we see in th TT preview is likely near the cards limits and stock performance will be less. of course it all remains to be seen.

Mystery solved, the OC version comes at 980 stock clocks, the TT version came at 915.

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