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Can anyone else hear the dust settling on all the 680s in the stores?
Nvidia better do something quick
Not much they can do, Nvidia always has an edge in the driver department. Simply because they always put work into their drivers, that's why they always come out on top (drivers do matter). Seems to me like AMD is now investing the well needed resources in doing the same. If AMD can keep it up, they will be driving down Nvidia sales until later next year. I would expect Nvidia doing the only thing they can do at this point, major price cuts.
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Not much they can do, Nvidia always has an edge in the driver department. Simply because they always put work into their drivers, that's why they always come out on top (drivers do matter). Seems to me like AMD is now investing the well needed resources in doing the same. If AMD can keep it up, they will be driving down Nvidia sales until later next year. I would expect Nvidia doing the only thing they can do at this point, major price cuts.

I wouldn't hold my breath because I held my breath last year waiting on Nvidia to respond to 7970 by lowering the 580 prices. I already had one 580 and I told myself at that time if prices lowered I'd SLI the 580 rather than buy a single 680. Well price drops never happened until after the 680 released. I was completely floored they sat for three months and watched AMD rake in the sales at $550 a pop. Did they learn from last year or is this just protocol? Who knows. We'll have to wait and see if there is a response but for those looking to buy right now the 7970 with working drivers, better performance, and lower pricing is the obvious money.

For those of us already in cards it doesn't matter, my 690 (aka ref 680 SLI) is easily handling over 120 FPS for my set up and it's a moot point past that anyway.
     
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I won't buy into 7950's getting 680 speeds until we start seeing 7950's make their way into the Top 30 3DMark11 Benchmarks in crossfire. As of right now not a single one topping the 680's in the top 30. wink.gif

Look again. I'm still at the top of the Top 30 3DMark 11 with 4X 7970, and sitting there for the last 10 months! smile.gif

Too bad I don't have enough time to OC everything again (too busy). I would probably destroy my 10 months old score with the new 12.11 beta 6. smile.gif
    
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Look again. I'm still at the top of the Top 30 3DMark 11 with 4X 7970, and sitting there for the last 10 months! smile.gif
Too bad I don't have enough time to OC everything again (too busy). I would probably destroy my 10 months old score with the new 12.11 beta 6. smile.gif

The heck are you waiting for? Load up 12.11 and make it rain

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Look again. I'm still at the top of the Top 30 3DMark 11 with 4X 7970, and sitting there for the last 10 months! smile.gif
Too bad I don't have enough time to OC everything again (too busy). I would probably destroy my 10 months old score with the new 12.11 beta 6. smile.gif

Not you buddy you've been king since you ran those numbers and rightfully so. smile.gif I wasn't comparing the 7970 vs 680 but replying to this POST claiming 7950's = 680's.

Sorry for the confusion. My point was until I see 7950's up there in those TOP 30 spots I'd reserve claiming that. My reply here.
     
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Obviously you have no clue how important drivers are when it comes to any hardware. .
Obviously I do because I own a GTX.
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All it takes is one driver release to push one card over another. We all know how notorious AMD is when it comes to drivers..
It will take a lot more then one driver update and increased performance to make me consider AMD.
They have always been awful in comparison to Nvidia.
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Now that you are agreeing with me, Nvidia was the first out of the gate. d.
Southern Islands came out before Keplar.
The 670 was the last of big 4 to release, and for nearly 4-5 months beat a 7970 at 1080/1200p and matched it at 1440p/1600p, while beating it down in Borderlands 2 with PhysX turned up.

They are still basically all in the same bracket of performance, none can get too far away from the other.
It comes down to quality (drivers) and features (Physx) at my resolution and IMO, its all GTX no contest.
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The 7970/GE is simply in a whole nother class.
I hope your not serious.. Overclocked the top 4 cards are all within a very few fps of each other.
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I think there is a deal for a 7970 @ $330 or something with some free games. That price difference is what drew me to the 7970 back when the 7970 was $420 and the 680 was $500 (and out of stock).

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I hope your not serious.. Overclocked the top 4 cards are all within a very few fps of each other.

Elaborate on very few fps of each other.

I would hardly call this 'very few fps of each other'
http://www.overclock.net/t/1322119/12-11-vs-310-33

I came from a Lightning 680 @ 1372MHz/1771MHz which is pretty fast in its own right and now have a Matrix 7970 @ 1320/1775. These are the maximum clocks of both these cards on air. Very few fps between them is putting it lightly...
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Elaborate on very few fps of each other.
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If you look at about 30 games with both GPU's overclocked, the GTX 680 is right there.
If you crank up the PhsyX on Borderlands 2, the 7970 struggles, to put it lightly.
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