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If AMD didn't talk about any one thing in particular, you could use that against them. Even if the 680 performs better in games (which it usually does), it doesn't matter if you can't get the card. That's the point that the message is trying to get across.
Nvidia will surely get supply up to the point where the cards are not constantly sold out everywhere, but until then, AMD's statements are at least partially founded.

One thing we know is that GTX670 are going to have have better availability at launch.

OCUK owner said he has about 1000 GTX670 in his warehouse atm compared to only around 100 of GTX680s when they first launched.
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If you REALLY want a 680GTX you can find one, i am sure the shortages only effect businesses trying to stock them and not the end user who is buying a single card!

EDIT: Well mabye i am wrong about this, seems there are a bunch of people still having trouble obtaining one.
Edited by SIDWULF - 5/9/12 at 9:59pm
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^This! I was on the fence and searching for a GTX680 since launch and have had no luck what-so-ever, Like you my profession and daily activities dictates that I don't sit in front of a computer all day and spam the refresh key for a video card (Good for those who were able to...) I bit the bullet and picked up an Overclocked HD 7970, and quite happy at the moment. As far as performance, it matches if not beats the GTX 680 in the games I play at full resolution and settings (works great for me, clock for clock).
The 4GB GTX 680 still looks tempting but availability will probably suck.

Yeah, a guy I work with put orders in on two sites and got both of them within a few weeks, he paid $599 of one and $699 for the other. I would love to have either the 680 or 670, as I'm building mITX and they are shorter length than both the 7950 and 7970 (especially the 670... with a water block drool.gif )...

I just don't want to wait and wait and wait to get one. My GTX 570 is still decent but I would like to upgrade and be able to push my 120hz screen a little better. Well, I'm going to give it about another two weeks before I pull the trigger on the red side, maybe things will improve. thumb.gif
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*woosh*
Completely missed the point.
Also, yes I can.

Unfortunately, when it comes to buying from Dell's site, something's availability is not always advertised up front. frown.gif
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The big question is, how important is good compute power for the people out there.If it's a big thing for you the answer is 7900 series,if not and only gaming is what you do then it's 600 series. thumb.gif
Edited by bossie2000 - 5/9/12 at 10:03pm
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I am stuck with deciding between nVidia and AMD.

I hate nVidia for making game developers use PhysX instead of having the Physics be handled by the CPU (hey, at least that way we could see Enthusiast CPU's get stressed some under Gaming). The re-branding of their cards and a small bump in specs is terrible aswell (where is GK110?). For these reason, I was happy the 5870 HD was untouchable by nVidia so I had no problems buying one.

Now the problem I have wtih AMD is their 7970 performs under that of 680 GTX and not $20 less in performance value. For people using 1 monitor, there is no upside of owning a 7970 over a 680 GTX. Unless AMD drops their 7970 to $450, I just can't see myself buying AMD over nVidia. Sure, I hate the existence of PhysX, but I also hate spending top dollar on a Graphics Card and not being able to activate every feature.

Oh well, with Diablo III about to be released and my 5870 being able to handle it no issues, I have tons of time to think about what I shall do.
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There's not a single reason in the world for that to be true. It should be lower TDP than the 6990. 7970 is lower TDP then a 6970, so 2 7970's or even 7950's should but quite a bit lower than the 6990 thumb.gif

Yeah, I figured that it was kind of an odd reason once the 7000s came out and I saw the TDP drops. I did some googling and found the link that I think was the one that I saw.
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i loved My 7970's but what Nvidia has done with Kepler is truly amazing
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I am stuck with deciding between nVidia and AMD.
I hate nVidia for making game developers use PhysX instead of having the Physics be handled by the CPU (hey, at least that way we could see Enthusiast CPU's get stressed some under Gaming). The re-branding of their cards and a small bump in specs is terrible aswell (where is GK110?). For these reason, I was happy the 5870 HD was untouchable by nVidia so I had no problems buying one.
Now the problem I have wtih AMD is their 7970 performs under that of 680 GTX and not $20 less in performance value. For people using 1 monitor, there is no upside of owning a 7970 over a 680 GTX. Unless AMD drops their 7970 to $450, I just can't see myself buying AMD over nVidia. Sure, I hate the existence of PhysX, but I also hate spending top dollar on a Graphics Card and not being able to activate every feature.
Oh well, with Diablo III about to be released and my 5870 being able to handle it no issues, I have tons of time to think about what I shall do.

I will make it simple for you

ATI in the low and mid range, Nvidia in the high end.

You have a better chance of games working better with Nvidia drivers than ATI, especially a new game.

I have followed this stuff since 2008 and its been like that for years. The 5870 found the right niche at the right time, even it had driver issues with some games.
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You're going to be waiting a while then. Prices aren't budging for the foreseeable future unless one camp decides to shake things up.
Who knows, maybe the GTX 670 will be that shake up... if you can find one.

if all the rumors prove true about nVidia's yield woes then there should be greater stock of gtx670's around...

that said I'm waiting for a GTX 660 tongue.gif
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