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Now for the big guns, the GeForce GTX 680 vs. Radeon HD 7970 battle. The GeForce GTX 680 will currently set you back $470

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162097 For $429 AR or $449 right now.

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Overall, though, a pretty good review and I agree with their picks, except I think the 7970 is the clear winner if what you care about is raw frames cranked out and don't bother with PhysX, CUDA, or fan noise, heat, and power consumption.
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the prices seem to be wrong

I think this all the time everywhere since I use slickdeals

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?firstonly=1&q=7970
http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?firstonly=1&q=7950
http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?firstonly=1&q=670
http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?firstonly=1&q=660
post #13 of 252
I can't wait for the same few fanboys who post in every thread about AMD vs nVidia
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Impressive from AMD's side! smile.gif Still, even though their drivers are better, I still see loads of people having CFX issues, some even have the same problems I had when I ran 4890's and 5870's lol.

So until they get the drivers fixed with multi gpu systems I will stick with Nvidia.

Can't wait for the next generation from both sides, will be fun to see who's the new king then smile.gif
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This is why I side-swapped 2 570s for a single 7970 thumb.gif His prices are definitely off. Do you even thrift bro? Got my 7970 for $380 shipped. If you're paying $300-$400 for a 7850 Boost, I got bad news for you.
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post #16 of 252
Not bad at all, only means good things for both companies as long as they stay competitive to one another.
Competition is just motivation for better, faster, future products.
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DX11 and COD, is that not an oxi-moron effect?
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This gen AMD are back on top for the first time in a while. Hopefully this will push nVidia to beat them, which in turn will push AMD to get back on top and so on. Healthy competition is very good for us consumers.



I have a feeling that even if the AMD card used 1W, ran at ambient temperatures, was 3 times faster, half the price and came with a free supermodel of your choice some people would still bring up the whole "AMD drivers are terribad" argument.

The drivers are fine, especially the 12.11 drivers. Personally I have actually had more issues with nVidia drivers than AMD, although granted I only run single cards.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162097 For $429 AR or $449 right now.
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Overall, though, a pretty good review and I agree with their picks, except I think the 7970 is the clear winner if what you care about is raw frames cranked out and don't bother with PhysX, CUDA, or fan noise, heat, and power consumption.

The 7970 has superior compute performance, AMD drivers allow for the enforcement of color profiles in games (Nvidia doesn't), and fan noise and heat vary between manufacturer's models.
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I'm very surprised AMD managed to take top dog concerning absolute single card performance. nVidia's CEO must be breathing down his engineer's necks as we type.

Since everyone else seems to want to pitch in. I'll provide my AMD driver experience. Among the dozens and dozens (Yes, literally dozens and dozens. Computers are more my career than even my hobby.) I've sold, I've only ever had one driver problem with AMD's graphics chips. (Though it was ATI at the time.) This issue was a very isolated only affecting 3870 owners who had 4GB+ of RAM and some other particular variable I can't recall. It caused the driver to not detect or something. It was quite a few years ago now. Other than that, I just install the drivers and the machine puts out pictures. No issues, nothing spectacular, it just works. Noting I've only ever used hybrid Crossfire at most, I don't sell high end rigs often.
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