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Competition is good. smile.gif

I can see AMD's prices freefalling shortly. The 7970 should now fall to either the same price as the 670, or even lower if AMD wants to keep the sales of that card healthy. Other cards in their lineup should fall to match for the most part as well. That 7970's only advantages at this point seem to be the extra memory and better compute power (which concerns very few people on OCN except folders).
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Interesting that it has the same memory config as the 680, and is quad SLI compatible
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I don't mean to add insult to injury but after reading the Asus GTX 670 Direct CU II review, I just have to wonder why would anybody consider a GTX 680 instead besides the e-peen reason?
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Your guys' comments are making me sad about not being able to read the reviews yet since I'm being bombarded for updating this thread...and even sadder about having my 7970. frown.gif

you should be man, this is bad frown.gif. On the bright side, you had this performance a long time ago (except you also had to pay higher electricity bills ... )/

Nvidia has done an incredible job with kepler. I guess they weren't bluffing when rumour had it that they were "disappointed" in AMD's flagship performance a while back ....

shorter card, matches opponents flagship in some cases, comes for $80 cheaper .... this is probably the go-to card now for any new build looking at pure gaming. Of course, it is a completely different story when doing compute tasks ..

AMD builds the 7xxx series with a ton of compute power to floor Nvidia's Fermi and Nvidia sneakily sacrifices compute power for gaming efficiency ... knowing full well that the majority of their customers get the cards for gaming. Touche Green team, touche.
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now time to wait for newegg to put these up so i can buy a couple of them.
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Yeah, TD has had a bunch of them up for awhile now, I just want the Asus DC II TOP 670's frown.gif.
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I have to hand it to nvidia, that is one small card for the performance given. Craziness.

Now Nvidia can back up their design with decent numbers in retail. Otherwise, as AMD put it, "paperware."
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Your guys' comments are making me sad about not being able to read the reviews yet since I'm being bombarded for updating this thread...and even sadder about having my 7970. frown.gif

you should be man, this is bad frown.gif. On the bright side, you had this performance a long time ago (except you also had to pay higher electricity bills ... )/

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AMD builds the 7xxx series with a ton of compute power to floor Nvidia's Fermi and Nvidia sneakily sacrifices compute power for gaming efficiency ... knowing full well that the majority of their customers get the cards for gaming. Touche Green team, touche.

I agree that this card looks to be a MONSTER bang per your buck. One thing that concerns me however, is how stock is going to hold up. You still can't find a 680 in stock anywhere easily, unless you're specifically looking and waiting (the wait can take weeks). The one good thing AMD still has going is that their cards are all EASILY available, and they're not bad performers at all. Overclocked vs. overclocked, I still think the 7970 is going to come out ahead of the 670....but it looks to be just barely so.

But yeah, I've had the 7970 since January, so I guess I can't really complain too much since I've basically had this same performance for 4 months now.
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Tiger Direct seems to be the only place with them on sale right now but they don't have the ASUS Direct CUII. frown.gif
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