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I love borderlands 2. The physx is awesome I leave it on medium and with the updates I never drop below 60fp
I can also play on high but I like butter smooth of medium
That's right.
I guess physx is joke when my CPU can easily handle the physx without a sweat
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Originally Posted by Bruennis View Post

Keplers are a joke right now biggrin.gif

Trolling much?
Oh... why did I waste my time replaying to your childish behavior.... my mistake ...
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

Not in terms of raw performance, if both are properly overclocked.
I mean, yeah the 680 use less power and give you some extra features, but it does not justify the 180$ premium. We are also talking about a 450$ card and a 250$ card here.

Stock performance is what matters in pricing and not the overclocking performance. I've seen several highly overclocked 7950s beating out some dud 7970s at their max overclocks does that mean those 7970s should be priced lower?
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Trolling much?
Oh... why did I waste my time replaying to your childish behavior.... my mistake ...
Stock performance is what matters in pricing and not the overclocking performance. I've seen several highly overclocked 7950s beating out some dud 7970s at their max overclocks does that mean those 7970s should be priced lower?

Maybe not a joke but more of a waste

And no this is a overclocking community we don't measure its worth at stock
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Trolling much?

You can get a 7970 for about as cheap as the cheapest 670.

A 7950 is about $70 less than the 670 for 10% less performance which is about the same performance gap that separates the 670 from the 680 and most like yourself would call the 680 a bad buy. For those that care about overclocking, the 7950 is voltage-unlocked therefore can be overclocked much more aggressively vastly improving performance beyond even an overclocked 670. Catalyst 12.11 beta pushes that performance gap even further than before.

Stop living in pre-12.7 beta time period and stop protecting your purchase thumb.gif
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Maybe not a joke but more of a waste
And no this is a overclocking community we don't measure its worth at stock

You must understand Nvidia and AMD just do not do products for the sake of this community only...
Oh... come on Nvidia .... lower GTX 680 prices to $249 just because onthemour and Bruennis overclocked their $300 cards to their max and their 7950s are faster once pushed to the limits.
You must know a lot of people don't overclock. Myself I prefer to not overclock my GPUs. I prefer to get a decent performance at stock and then overclocking is something extra for free when the card can't push the framerates I need thumb.gif .

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You can get a 7970 for about as cheap as the cheapest 670.
A 7950 is about $70 less than the 670 for 10% less performance which is about the same performance gap that separates the 670 from the 680 and most like yourself would call the 680 a bad buy. For those that care about overclocking, the 7950 is voltage-unlocked therefore can be overclocked much more aggressively vastly improving performance beyond even an overclocked 670. Catalyst 12.11 beta pushes that performance gap even further than before.
Stop living in pre-12.7 beta time period and stop protecting your purchase thumb.gif

I prefer to own an Nvidia GPU because my monitor support 3D Vision and I like Nvidia Inspector. And GTX 670 is currently the best price/ performance ratio on the green side. Not to mention it was cheaper than either the 7950/ 7970 or GTX 680 at the time of purchase.
And I am not protecting my purchase... Neither I am biased towards Nvidia if you track my posts you will see I always recommend the 7950 now as it is the best price/ performance card.
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I usually buy Nvidia cards, and although AMD seems to be doing a good job on both an architecture and now drivers, I'm still favoring Nvidia. However, having a GTX 480, I just can't justify buying a Kepler based card. Not even a GTX 670, which I think is overpriced for what it offers. Next year, with the new consoles coming out, PC games will start using more resources and with it more VRAM. Now, the GTX 680 and GTX 670 only come with 2 GB of VRAM, with 4 GB being more expensive, many times by € 50, while AMD 7900 series cards have 3 GB of VRAM. My bet is that the top of the line Kepler cards will drop a lot in price in the first half of next year. But even then, I still wouldn't buy one, these Keplers always seemed like an interim solution. to be honest, not even at € 200 I would buy one, I will wait for a proper high-end card, with a 384-bit memory bus and 3 GB of VRAM.
 
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