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Default 03-22-2012, 18:39 | posts: 204 | Location: Quebec, Canada

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If anyone find review with HD7970 vs GTX680 with SAME( or close ) clocks , i would be very interested.
What would be the point ?

You either review them at stock or both of them at max air overclock with similar temp, power and noise.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 18:39 | posts: 73 | Location: netherlands

Kapu clock vs clock makes no sence look for exsample ad intel clock speed vs amd same speed results is a world of difrence.look so ad max oc of both card than we 'll see who is the best "need voltage tweaking first and more mature drivers".
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 18:44 | posts: 4,160 | Location: Finland

clock to clock those cards are about equal in performance nvidia just beats amd in power usage then ftw.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 18:47 | posts: 3,674 | Location: UK

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Great card... but 500$ ? Way too much. There's like 3 games that require this much power, and they're all shooters ( for which i don't care. ( i mean shooters in general ) ). And its still struggling to get 60fps in those. So .. nah.
Same can be said for ATI's offerings aswell.
THIS is exactly what I thought apart from the fact I actually like shooters and I need to get upto 120fps on my 120hz monitor. Don't think this card is as good as I thought it would be. Will wait another 6 months or so I guess!
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 18:50 | posts: 13,785 | Location: USA

according to vr-zone, they are pretty much neck and neck when overclocked.
http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-gtx...e/15322-1.html

nothing to blow your wad over though.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 18:59 | posts: 791 | Location: RO TM

Wait for 1-2 more drivers to come out then test it !
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:02 | posts: 2,881 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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Yep^...They are cheaper than 7970....Great review Hilbert...
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:02 | posts: 204 | Location: Quebec, Canada

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I'm not sure why everybody is so bothered about this being a mid-range card at $500. Comparing it to the GTX580, it gives a reasonable performance jump, just as the GTX580 had over the GTX480. I still believe this is high end, I mean for that amount of money. Cards like the GTX590 or GTX685 (or whatever) should be considered as enthusiast
What defines mid range to me is the price, not the perf.

500$ is not mid range. I don't care if nVidia could do better but don't want to. It's 500$ then it's not mid range.

Amd could do better too and sells it at 800$. Everyone can do better and increase the price.

At this power, temp, noise and margin of benefit this is the best nVidia could do. Saying otherwise is being delusional.

It's a good high end product. Better than 7970. It's just not mid range and it's not unbeatable.

Now don't get me wrong. Both Amd and nVidia will release better card by the end of the year or beginning of next year. This price of this card will then be reduced and it will effectively becomes mid range. It's just not now.

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Default 03-22-2012, 19:03 | posts: 610

Is it me, or the caption of the review's title is showing "GeForce GTX 680 SLI review", instead of just "GeForce GTX 680 review" at the homepage.

Anyways, as awesome as always Hilbert!
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:05 | posts: 349 | Location: Serbia

nice review.

one suggestion thou: get a 16:9 monitor, 16:10 panels are not even going to be produced any longer, at least not for wide consumer market. The number of people using 1920x1080 vs 1920x1200 is not even fair to compare and HD resolution is our "new" "standard" resolution for gaming is it not?

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Amd could do better too and sells it at 800$. Everyone can do better and increase the price.
I am not a fanboi but, no, AMD couldn't. They would if they could. They had the market for themselves and wasting the opportunity to make 800$ on a single GPU card would be just insane. NVidia will now wait for AMD's next move and then release GT110, maybe even a better one than they (could) have atm.

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Default 03-22-2012, 19:11 | posts: 2,137 | Location: U.K

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according to vr-zone, they are pretty much neck and neck when overclocked.
http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-gtx...e/15322-1.html

nothing to blow your wad over though.
same as the overclock3d.net review here

However the 2 reviews i linked to here show the stock 680 beating oc'd 7970 easily(HH review), then both oc'd shows the 680 win (TPU review)
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:11 | posts: 172

Great card, but I'm not buying a $500 card with a 256 bit memory interface and 2GB RAM. Waiting on NVIDIA's actual high end card.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:16 | posts: 204 | Location: Quebec, Canada

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I am not a fanboi but, no, AMD couldn't. They would if they could. They had the market for themselves and wasting the opportunity to make 800$ on a single GPU card would be just insane. NVidia will now wait for AMD's next move and then release GT110, maybe even a better one than they (could) have atm.
So Amd can't do better but nVidia can but don't want to. Hum ... right.

For both Amd and nVidia. At this power, temp, noise and margin of benefit it's the best they can do right now.

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Default 03-22-2012, 19:19 | posts: 1,389 | Location: Caracas, Venezuela

Umm, I compared the 7970 OC'd reviews and its better than the 680 OC'd, I might be wrong tho, Hilbert you should do a 680/7970 OC review
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:29 | posts: 1,256 | Location: Bay City, MI

Woot! Woot! One EVGA GTX 680 on order, should have it tomorrow.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:32 | posts: 2,472 | Location: Netherlands

Sh*******t, I want new tech, but 500?
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:36 | posts: 204 | Location: Quebec, Canada

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Umm, I compared the 7970 OC'd reviews and its better than the 680 OC'd, I might be wrong tho, Hilbert you should do a 680/7970 OC review
It's hard to say it's better or worse with only 2-3 games. The oced to oced reviews posted here don't test enough games imo. And they test the oced 680 with a stock cooler.

Even the HH review is not really good imo. I mean WoW in a 680 review ? No Metro or Anno ? Bioware games (crap engine) ?

I think it's clear the 680 is better anyway. And it was expected. Drivers will improve and aftermarket coolers will be released. You simply can't compare the oc ability of a card with a stock cooler and a card with a customized cooler.

But it's not day and night like people expected it to be. The 7970 does manage to beat the 680 in some games. And at very high 3 monitors resolution the difference is marginal at best (usually under 5 fps). Ati needs to reduce the price though cause right now no reason to buy a 7970 even if you are an Amd fan. For me i'm gonna wait next year for the 7950 or upcoming 670 to be down at around 300$ CAD. I'm not spending 450-500$ on a card

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Default 03-22-2012, 19:49 | posts: 10,806 | Location: United kingdom

Nice Review,Nice card.lovely jubbly....now bring on the flagship please!
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 19:56 | posts: 6,883 | Location: USA

^bet its 600$ at least, but will destroy everything
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 20:13 | posts: 377 | Location: Sweden

Ordered Gigabyte edition
   
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Cool 03-22-2012, 20:16 | posts: 1,276 | Location: Germany

wtf is all this blabern in this thread? When ATI 7970 was launched alot of people were dissapointed, now 680 launched and the same people are having a boner......GTX 680 is a good card yes but not breathtaking. 7970 is still a very good card and if I have to choose I'll take 7970 as more memory and better implementation of it. I run in Eyefinity and quite certain in 2 months 2Gig of RAM is not enough.

500 EUR (hier in Germany are priced both at the same level) I'll not gonna pay for none of these cards. If the price drops toward 350 EUR then maybe consider it.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 20:21 | posts: 2,328 | Location: Planet Earth

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GTX 680 is a good card yes but not breathtaking. 7970 is still a very good card and if I have to choose I'll take 7970 as more memory and better implementation of it. I run in Eyefinity and quite certain in 2 months 2Gig of RAM is not enough.
As the review states, there is a 4gb version of the card.

Also, the reason a lot are hyped up is because this may actully be the mid range card marked as high end (because it's faster than the 7970), so if this was supposed to be the mid range for nvidia imagine what the true high end will be like .

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Default 03-22-2012, 20:37 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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500 EUR (hier in Germany are priced both at the same level) I'll not gonna pay for none of these cards. If the price drops toward 350 EUR then maybe consider it.
I know what you mean. Priced in 500-540 range here in Finland. That is 660-710 USD.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 20:45 | posts: 162

I just read reviews from guru3d, anandtech, techpowerup and hardwarecanucks.
It seems 680 surpass 7970 in most recent games and matches it in 2-3. The only games that it consistently loses are:

Anno 1404
Metro 2033
Aliens vs. Predator

Pretty solid considering it's 50$ cheaper and consumes less power.

P.S. I'm comparing single display results here.

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Default 03-22-2012, 20:49 | posts: 3,263 | Location: Auckland NZ

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I know what you mean. Priced in 500-540 range here in Finland. That is 660-710 USD.
Yeah it'll be the same in New Zealand. We always get shafted. Would have thought with our current exchange rate prices would go down but it hasn't been the case.
   
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