Originally Posted by wermad
Primary emphasis is gaming for a gpu right? Amd has fallen short many times. They're resale value says it all. I've given them many opportunities but it hasn't worked out with me in the end. Even at ~6 months old, I bought two 7970s for $300 each and saw a few non-reference go for less then $300. I didn't bother with the 680 4gb as those were commanding $450+. 680 2gb were going for ~$350-400. Though the first 7970 had massive coil whine and the second one i got tired of the screen tearing issue I just returned the coil whine and sold the second one. Drivers were all over the place as usual. But a well priced 4-way was very tempting until the frustrations were too great. I actually went w/ quad 580 3gbs
As I've said, they have several great things about them and the specs are great too but there's lots of bad things. Overall, Nvidia has provided a more sorted product and their resale value says it all.
edit: again, waiting on Hawaii to pass judgment on that one
It seems like Hawaii will be a more polished GPU. Frame Pacing shouldn't be an issue, and it will have mature drivers, since it's a tweaked GCN core afterall.