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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

So Nvidia is doing the same thing here that AMD did last summer putting a new bios on the 7950 "boost" and the 7970 "ghz".

But yet we have AMD owners in bashing Nvidia for doing it.

Makes sense. rolleyes.gif

There's a difference between 7970 "GHZ" and 7950 "Boost" versus a 8950 and a 8930.

One branding option is a lot more deceptive than the other. Take your pick.


There aren't any saints in the rebranding game though. I recall Tom's Hardware pitted a Radeon 6990m against a desktop 6970, and the 6990. The mobile version was more on par with CF of underclocked 6870s in pure performance.

And Intel seems to really love to stick "i7" brands onto ULV dual-core CPUs.
Edited by A Bad Day - 5/13/13 at 6:03pm
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For one, they weren't being released as a completely new generation of cards with a new name that couldn't be paired with the last gen of cards in SLI/Crossfire. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of AMD releasing the GHz Edition and Boost and charging more for them without guaranteeing a higher binned GPU, but at least they still play nice with the non-GHz Edition/non-Boost cards and they are sold as part of the same generation.

you're SURE about that?
SLI with different cards

GTX 480-570 SLI, thoughts on results?

being the same gpu, it look very possible.
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It's not often I agree with you, but this is spot on. thumb.gif

I wish we had statistics of what percentage of consumers buy Titans, 680, 670, 660 etc. I bet Titan is in the 1% - 5% tops range for NVIDIA.
In this case, NVIDIA is actually selling it for LESS, that's a shocker. 680 with higher clocks, better and nicer cooler for $400, what's not to like?

When AMD created the GHZ edition, they simply upped the clocks, and upped the price by $50 over regular 7970's.

I agree with Alatar though. I doubt Nvidia wants GK110 to be a volume seller. They probably don't have the surplus of cut down chips available so by pricing it higher they can control its release better...
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The thing that interests me is if someone knows the 680 bios well enough to see if it says somewhere in there (after opening it in a hex editor that is) how much the max 3d volts on the 770 are. I'd guess NV has raised them.

They would have had to with 7000mhz default on the memory. No way every GTX 680 can reach that. Mine could all get 1100mhz on the core max and only 350mhz on the memory and were poor overclockers so to get every card without a doubt to those speeds, for sure.

Really nice that the card could ship with 7000mhz default on the memory. A nice move.

Wonder what all this means for the possibility of a GTX 790 and what GPUs it could be running. Honestly think they could even skip this this generation and only push single fast GPUs. Emphasising the GTX Titan some more.
    
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Maybe the GTX 790 could be a dual Titan card... biggrin.gif
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Maybe the GTX 790 could be a dual Titan card... biggrin.gif

TDP would be too high. Not to mention the price...
    
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Rebrands and hilariously expensive gpus. Oh nvidia... rolleyes.gif
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That's fine. Being reasonable, you see the issue with both sides doing this. That is all I'm asking here.

It's not fair to bury one without burying the other while they are pulling similar tricks on the consumer.

But haven't both teams been turning these tricks since like forever?
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But haven't both teams been turning these tricks since like forever?

Yes, which is why some of us just roll our eyes and move on.
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Why are folks surprised by this? I See nothing wrong at all with the 770. This is no different than the performance differential between the GTX 470 and GTX 570 - with the latter being 15% faster or so. That will be similar with the 670 to the 770.

Both AMD and nvidia have done similar things in the past.
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