Originally Posted by Bartouille
The only difference is while AMD had a better card Nvidia kept their GTX580 at 500$ lol People just like complaining. I'm liking this 7970 at 300$ personally, keep rocking AMD!
7970 came out 14 months after the 580 and was on a different process. They really aren't competitors especially as you could buy 680s 2 months after 7970s.
Originally Posted by Artikbot
Which itself isn't really far at all from a Titan...
10% (excluding classy and lightning) at 1440p or higher which is the resolution of choice for cards like that. It's the normal increase you get from going from the 2nd tier card to the 1st tier one. See 670 vs. 680 or 7950 vs. 7970.
What I meant however is that the people talking about how the thing is going to destroy a Titan, is going to be the most efficient AMD GPU ever, will get a nearly 500mm^2 die size, will have all of its bottlenecks resolved etc. have no proof and if this rumor is true their wishes seem unrealistic to say the least.
Dude. Tell me where is that happening. The cheapest GTX780 in Spain retails at €579. That's barely scratching the post, and in any case, NOT way below 600€.
Which by the way, gets you two 7950 3GB and 150€ to spare XD
Happens in every single generation. Two lower end cards at lower prices will beat one higher priced high end card.
However for some reason you seem to have a much bigger difference between NV and AMD pricing than the rest of the world. 7970s and 7950s, especially good models are still extremely expensive here. Unless you want to opt for something crappy from club3d or something the radeons don't have nearly as good prices here at least.
Originally Posted by tsm106
Haha, this. Shakes head... if you had one, all you needed to know about it is to raise the clocks. This is overclock.net right?
Only someone who is easily swindled by reviews would believe that. The 680 got the drop on price, but that was about all.
12.11 came out 7 months after the 680 did. Only at that point did the 7970 really pull ahead by a noticeable amount.