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Did we already forget the debate about "factory overclocked" from when the 680 launched?

Back then AMD fanboys were crying foul because the 680 was clocked higher at stock and could boost itself. They said it wasn't a fair comparison. Now the Nvidia fans are saying the same thing about the 7970 ghz?

Fanboyism rots the brain.

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post #112 of 198
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

You can buy the "OC" 7970 stock for $350. Cheapest I've seen a 680 is $400, which was a great price. And the 7970 still wins.
What am I missing ?
Rc, he makes a good point. The ghz editions of the 7970 can be had for less money, making them the better buy and more powerful. The trade-off is slightly more heat, power consumption, and noise.
Edited by psi_guy - 1/7/13 at 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

You can buy the "OC" 7970 stock for $350. Cheapest I've seen a 680 is $400, which was a great price. And the 7970 still wins.
What am I missing ?
Not $50...

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2059/4/

GTX680 Top with higher clocks vs 7970GE...



Considering the 690 are going to be considerably slower than 680s SLI'd I think it's pretty apparent.
Edited by NateST - 1/7/13 at 10:12pm
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Why don't you just buy 2 lightning 7970s?
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post #115 of 198
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You can buy the "OC" 7970 stock for $350. Cheapest I've seen a 680 is $400, which was a great price. And the 7970 still wins.
What am I missing ?

Where's this "OC" 7970 stock for $350?

There are 2 cards under $400, the rest range from $400 - $609.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=7970&bop=And&SrchInDesc=radeon&Page=1&PageSize=20
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Not $50...
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2059/4/
GTX680 Top with higher clocks vs 7970GE...

Considering the 690 are going to be considerably slower than 680s SLI'd I think it's pretty apparent.

That's awesome. I'm happy they're neck and neck tongue.gif

7970 is still cheaper.
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Where's this "OC" 7970 stock for $350?
There are 2 cards under $400, the rest range from $400 - $609.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=7970&bop=And&SrchInDesc=radeon&Page=1&PageSize=20

I saw it on sale at NCIX Canada. They had the regular MSi 3GB for $330 when I bought it, and I've seen the GHz for $350. Futureshop.ca had a 680 for $400. I keep track of prices

Looking at Newegg only, I see a black edition XFX card for $390. 75MHz faster than reference, but not quite GHz status.

The Powercolor 1100mhz version is $400 atm ... which beats out the 680 at the same price tongue.gif
Edited by dmanstasiu - 1/7/13 at 10:21pm
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So wait 71.8 is higher then 73.2? What planet do you live on? You can't compare a card that is ramped up with a OC as well as dram and compare it to a stock 680 that was released 7 months ago. I give up. Have a great night.

You're missing that with the 12.11 drivers it outperforms the GTX 680 doh.gif

But this isn't a thread about 7970 vs GTX 680, it's about new ASUS 7970's.
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Did we already forget the debate about "factory overclocked" from when the 680 launched?
Back then AMD fanboys were crying foul because the 680 was clocked higher at stock and could boost itself. They said it wasn't a fair comparison. Now the Nvidia fans are saying the same thing about the 7970 ghz?
Fanboyism rots the brain.
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Still arguing AMD vs nvidia here years later, it will never change redface.gif
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Still arguing AMD vs nvidia here years later, it will never change redface.gif

Of course it will never change, people always want the most performance for the least money.
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What do you want me to say? Yes you have had some nice cards and you have more experience with the newer generation then I do. My last setup was a pair of 580's with a 2500k. Had that setup for awhile. But I could barely keep above 60fps on BF3 ultra. My new rig is miles ahead and so much smoother. I've never been much into overclocking gpu's. Although I've never tried since my rigs have always been built for me. Was always told its more headache then its worth for just gaming. So I've tried to stay with the top tier cards to avoid this. Bf3 was really the first game I've played that really brought my old system to its knee's. I honestly don't know too much at all about Pc hardware. Only the stuff I've owned. I spend most of my free time with Home Theater and my cars. I do pretty well for myself and family and like to have nice things. You clearly aren't doing too bad yourself so congrats for that. Sorry for taking a shot at your height. Its was uncalled for as was your initial rudeness.

Actually taller than all the girls in that photo as I'm the one on the angle. I'm 6' tall which is hardly short. But anyways, I appreciate the apology.
    
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