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The 7970 GHz's performance lead wasn't enough to make a tangible difference, IMO.

nVidia knows that people will pay a slightly higher premium for their similar performing product, even if its a little less than AMD's, simply because they know the value users place on their driver quality and consistent driver release schedules.

That being said, I can tell you for a fact that if AMD released a single GPU product at the end of this month that performed at Titan levels and priced it at the current price of the 7970 GHz, nVidia would certainly have to respond to that by altering their pricing structure. nVidia's driver quality adds value, but not $500 worth of value.

I don't think driver support for single GPU matters whether its amd or nvidia. $80 over a 7970 ghz and people willing to pay for it even with less performance? Its again the apple syndrome, performance does not dictate the buying decision, just misinformation and sensationalism. Heck, I have a friend who buys only nvidia because he believes it works better with Intel systems, and since he always buys Intel he will in turn buy nvidia. Is he right? No, but that is the type of idea I am talking about here.

Its like Chevy vs ford, its not about performance but about what an individual deems "better", which usually has no factual backing except fanboyism.
     
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I don't think driver support for single GPU matters whether its amd or nvidia. $80 over a 7970 ghz and people willing to pay for it even with less performance? Its again the apple syndrome, performance does not dictate the buying decision, just misinformation and sensationalism. Heck, I have a friend who buys only nvidia because he believes it works better with Intel systems, and since he always buys Intel he will in turn buy nvidia. Is he right? No, but that is the type of idea I am talking about here.

Its like Chevy vs ford, its not about performance but about what an individual deems "better", which usually has no factual backing except fanboyism.

I am sure I will be labeled a "fanboy", but I know the last three (yes three) AMD cards I bought had to be RMA'd because either the fan was hitting the shroud or they had artifacts at stock speeds.
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Criminal what manufacturer? Just curious i've had three XFX DD 7970s that are absolute crap. My Diamond is awesome, it's weird.

If it's 15-20% over the 680 i think OCed 7970s will suffice until the 9970 or maxwell. I just want Nvidia to drop the voltage locked thing and i hope AMD doesn't follow suite.
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I am sure I will be labeled a "fanboy", but I know the last three (yes three) AMD cards I bought had to be RMA'd because either the fan was hitting the shroud or they had artifacts at stock speeds.

Doesn't make you a fanboy, but if you are solely buying nvidia because of it then it is a bit neive lol. AMD doesnt control the AIBs or their QA/assembly process, so unless you went to AMDs offices and picked up your cards there, I wouldn't exactly hold that against them.
     
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Depends on what you mean by playable fps and at what settings.

It can definitely drive FC3 at 50+fps with everything but MSAA maxed (I got mine at x2). I think that does a damn good job personally.

Damn good but not $1000 good imho. Each to their own though mate, if you think it's good value than that's up to you. I prefer going for bang for buck when it comes to GPU's, that's why I went for GTX 660 SLI, so cheap and powerful..
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Damn good but not $1000 good imho. Each to their own though mate, if you think it's good value than that's up to you. I prefer going for bang for buck when it comes to GPU's, that's why I went for GTX 660 SLI, so cheap and powerful..

But you went for a 3960X instead of a 3930K?

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It should run cool and use fairly little power because it's 2 mid range chips bolted together.

The 690 should have been a $1,000 dual Gx110 behemoth like the 590 before it.

So you think the GTX 680 is midrange, it competes well with the AMD 7970, do you consider the 7970 midrange as well? Interesting, I would consider them both high end tbh.

Kepler is very efficient and powerful, the GTX 690 is a beast, still competes well with the brand new AMD HD 7990. Not bad for a 'midrange' GPU.
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Criminal what manufacturer? Just curious i've had three XFX DD 7970s that are absolute crap. My Diamond is awesome, it's weird.

If it's 15-20% over the 680 i think OCed 7970s will suffice until the 9970 or maxwell. I just want Nvidia to drop the voltage locked thing and i hope AMD doesn't follow suite.

The first was a Sapphire 4890, the second was a MSI Twin Frozer 5850 and the last was a PowerColor 780Xt Myst Edition

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Doesn't make you a fanboy, but if you are solely buying nvidia because of it then it is a bit neive lol. AMD doesnt control the AIBs or their QA/assembly process, so unless you went to AMDs offices and picked up your cards there, I wouldn't exactly hold that against them.

No, it is not totally about that and I am not blaming AMD, but I don't have time to keep RMAing cards because their is an issue. Overly build quality seems to be lower when you deal with Non-reference cards. And I think that is why I had an issue with everyone of those cards.
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But you went for a 3960X instead of a 3930K?

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If you read my post I said bang for buck when it comes to GPU's biggrin.gif

I use my PC for work, in the UK when I bought my 3960X it was only £50 more than the 3930K so it was a no brainer for me, the resale value alone will be more than £50's worth if you get me..
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