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Absolutely no competition. Even an overclocked 7950 will beat out an overclocked 680 and to add insult to injury, the 7950 is about half the cost of a 680 and about $100 cheaper than the 670. Read into latest reviews of latest Catalyst driver, get educated, or hell... buy both and see for yourself! thumb.gif
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Yes the 7970 is the faster card currently, I'm trying to trade my 2 680s for 2 7970s as I type this!
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680s need to drop to under $300 to compete now. My god they can't even overvolt. The stronghold that NV had over AMD was the drivers but now AMD fixed their driver issues and are giving insane performance boosts in their drivers while NV drivers give nothing but sit on their ass. NV was on top and I loved my 580s but now AMD is awesome. I got to say that the 7970 at this moment is like a upgrade to a 8970 refresh so I can't imagine what the 8970 will be like. I love the fact that there are no more flooding of stupid drivers from AMD. All over the internet 680 owners are either silent and crying or being smart and selling their cards
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All over the internet 680 owners are either silent and crying or being smart and selling their cards

...Or protecting their purchase OR still living in pre-12.7 beta time period thumb.gif
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If you care about price to performance it isn't even a decision -> 7970. If you must have physx or just have to have nVidia for the sake of having nVidia then get a 680. With a decent OC the 7970 beats the 680 nice and clean and is considerably cheaper. My friend spent a few hundred dollars more than me and my OC'd 7950 beats his 680. I just see no compelling reason to buy nVidia right now.
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LMAO thats nvidia fans comeback now!?
You have to remember, all of these GPU's came out and battled 6 months ago.
Well actually Southern Islands are even older then that.
The GTX's rolled past the Radeons at that time (when most people were doing upgrading/purchasing)
and up until 2 weeks ago.
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Absolutely no competition. Even an overclocked 7950 will beat out an overclocked 680 and to add insult to injury, the 7950 is about half the cost of a 680 and about $100 cheaper than the 670. Read into latest reviews of latest Catalyst driver, get educated, or hell... buy both and see for yourself! thumb.gif
The 670 still ousts the 7950 stock for stock, most of the time.
Both GPU's overclock well, although it seems the Radeons go up a little bit higher..but other then a sickly clocked 7970 its not like they run away and offer a different gaming experience. They are all still basically in the same group for high end performance.

AMD have always gave great bang for the buck and Nvidia's overall package/stability/feature set is still unmatched, so in the end not much has changed. New GPU buyers looking to save money or current Radeon owners are in a good place. And with all the AMD layoffs they could use a spark.
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I feel ya OP its a hard decision because 1 its a lot of money and 2 all of these cards perform expectionally well.
Edited by kuruptx - 11/5/12 at 2:49pm
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Can't really go wrong here. I'd probably get the 7950 if I were buying new. I got my 680 in a trade and it stomps anything I've tried at 1200p. I've heard it's much better at skyrim, but I don't play that so idk. Nvidia always did better in crysis as well, that's kinda why I went green this time, just coming off a 6970 crossfire setup.

Get what makes you happy OP. All these cards are smokin fast. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post

The 670 still ousts the 7950 stock for stock, most of the time.
Both GPU's overclock well, although it seems the Radeons go up a little bit higher..but other then a sickly clocked 7970 its not like they run away and offer a different gaming experience. They are all still basically in the same group for high end performance.
AMD have always gave great bang for the buck and Nvidia's overall package/stability/feature set is still unmatched, so in the end not much has changed. New GPU buyers looking to save money or current Radeon owners are in a good place. And with all the AMD layoffs they could use a spark.
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Currently, a reference 670 with driver 306.23 is about ~10% faster than a reference 7950 and about ~15% slower than a 7970 GHz with Catalyst 12.11 beta across various resolutions.

Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/1.html

Between the 7950 and the 670, the 7950 is generally the better overclocker and can easily leapfrog even an overclocked 670. Before 12.11 beta, an overclocked 7950 had no problem ousting an overclocked 670 (http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/3). And that's at 1920x1080. Move up in resolution and the 7950 clearly separates itself from the 670. Today, if HardOCP were to pit these two against each other once more with the 7950 equipped with 12.11 beta, you can expect to see those averages about ~7% higher.

Did I mention, the cheapest 7950 ($280) is also about $70 less than the cheapest 670 ($350)? The cheapest 7970 is about $360 which renders the 670 completely useless...
post #80 of 293
Boy this thread can go either way. Did the 7970 owners ask the same question when the 680 debut for less Money and better performance? The short answer, NO they didn't. See truth Of the matter is both cards perform better than games are currently demanding so therefore both cards are happy gaming. Price drops doesn't change that after the fact.

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