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Default 03-23-2012, 15:54 | posts: 9,220 | Location: UK

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kinda disappointed on the numbers after nvidia bragged about it so much oh well just gonna wait till next gen


is there any benches with both cards overclocked?

Heres a quick one :-

http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-gtx...e/15322-1.html

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We're pretty sure that most (sanctioned) reviews that you'll read on the Internet today will unashamely proclaim that the GTX 680 is the best single card around, but the truth is most users who buy these cards are going to overclock their cards to the limit and then both Nvidia and AMD flagships are going to trade wins at the top. The lackluster compute performance and inferior memory bandwidth will hurt the GTX 680 in multi-screen, maxed out image quality, high end gaming. We also estimate that the BOM (Bill of Materials) cost on the HD 7970 is higher, given the higher end VRMs/more phases and larger cooling system.

To be fair, we'll have to give it to Nvidia that the GTX 680 is still a very fast card and has significantly better energy efficiencies and clock potential than the Taihiti XT @ 28nm. It is also refreshing that AMD finally has some competition at the top, so we can stop paying ridiculous prices for single GPU boards. We also didn't cover the other features like TXAA and triple display support, but these are gimmicks that are also present in the Radeons. We would like to pit the GTX 680 again with the HD 7970 in multi-GPU scenarios, hopefully 4-way.

With an MSRP at US$499, the GTX 680 sits between the HD 7950 and the HD 7970. If you are just purely using it for gaming purposes, you can buy this card.
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 15:55 | posts: 12,132 | Location: England

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I knew the new kepler cards would compete but I did not see them blowing the 7970 out of the water in most games. That's pretty disappointing considering I paid $550 for my 7970 when it came out. I mean sure the 7970 has a TON of raw power and overclocks like a champ, but unfortunately it's performance isn't where it should be. Looking back, I probably should've hung on to my old 5870 a little longer. I didn't really NEED to upgrade, but I wanted to :p. The RC11 drivers seem to be the best still, after three months...

Kudos to nvidia for what it accomplished while undercutting the price of AMD's offering. I'm not gonna jump on the bandwagon just yet though, like some other people, who are already selling their 7970's to get a GTX680. First off, the 680 is a mid end card...it'll be cheaper pretty soon. I'll give AMD the benefit of the doubt and give them time to fix up the drivers. I'm definitely gonna keep watch for the inevitable GTX780 cards.
The stock GTX 680 performs better than the stock HD 7970 at 1920x1200 (my gaming resolution) but the gap is less at 2560x1600 and lower still with multi-display gaming. Also, I've read benchmarks that show that when the HD 7970 is overclocked it can match an overclocked GTX 680. Your card also has more video memory and more memory bandwidth which may come in useful over the coming months. I shouldn't feel bad about your purchase; it's still a powerful card.
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 16:09 | posts: 4,675

For those of you who are interested in Eyefinity/Surround benchmarks between the GTX680 and HD7970 - http://www.overclockers club.com/reviews/nvidia_gtx680/12.htm

I had expected the HD7970 to take the cake in triple display gaming with its higher bus size.

Edit - remove the space the url

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Default 03-23-2012, 16:17 | posts: 270 | Location: Sweden

Anyone who got the GTX 680 tried to overclock it yet ? How did it go, what mhz on the gpu/mem did you get ?
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 16:23 | posts: 3,816 | Location: The Netherlands

I just read on the Dutch site Tweakers.net that Zotac is working on a 2Ghz Version of the 680.

Here is the source:

http://digi.tech.qq.com/a/20120322/002197.htm

Could be april fool tho.
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 16:31 | posts: 3,816 | Location: The Netherlands

Well...

http://www.*******.com/news/arctic-a...ystem-for-vga/

I like Arctic Coolers, but this isn't really what i'm waiting for...ffs -_-

If nVidia just didnt go with the retarded stacked connector we would have gotten a Accelero Xtreme Plus for the 680 alrdy.

What were they thinking!

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Default 03-23-2012, 16:53 | posts: 3,000

Hitler is informed about GTX 680


   
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Default 03-23-2012, 17:11 | posts: 3,816 | Location: The Netherlands

Getting a bit old now.
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 17:17 | posts: 9,220 | Location: UK

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For those of you who are interested in Eyefinity/Surround benchmarks between the GTX680 and HD7970 - http://www.overclockers club.com/reviews/nvidia_gtx680/12.htm

I had expected the HD7970 to take the cake in triple display gaming with its higher bus size.

Edit - remove the space the url
Is that not because the frames on the outside monitors are reduced on the 680 or something.
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 17:20 | posts: 5,590

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Hitler is informed about GTX 680


Mein fuhrer... the 680 has been released. It is faster, cheaper and uses less power than the 7970.

*takes glasses off with trembling hands*

Was ist diese Scheiße? Unmöglich!!!!
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 17:32 | posts: 4,675

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Is that not because the frames on the outside monitors are reduced on the 680 or something.
Source?
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 17:55 | posts: 216 | Location: Boston, MA

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The stock GTX 680 performs better than the stock HD 7970 at 1920x1200 (my gaming resolution) but the gap is less at 2560x1600 and lower still with multi-display gaming. Also, I've read benchmarks that show that when the HD 7970 is overclocked it can match an overclocked GTX 680. Your card also has more video memory and more memory bandwidth which may come in useful over the coming months. I shouldn't feel bad about your purchase; it's still a powerful card.
Yeah, I have mine clocked at 1125/6300mhz at stock voltage using the reference cooler. It runs bf3 on ultra beautifully granted I'm playing at 1920x1080. So all in all, I'm happy with my purchase but I was surprised how much more efficient the kepler is with gaming applications. It's architecture is quite similar to the fermi the only difference is it's performance per watt ratio is awesome. I can't imagine what the next kepler will be like.
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 18:41 | posts: 1,193 | Location: Southampton, UK

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Anyone who got the GTX 680 tried to overclock it yet ? How did it go, what mhz on the gpu/mem did you get ?
Will be testing out overclocks tomorrow, I'll post my findings
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 18:48 | posts: 9,220 | Location: UK

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Source?
My bad, its in 3D Vision Surround where the frames are reduced (not normal).

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As acknowledged, Surround gaming puts graphics cards to the test, requiring every ounce of performance. 3D Vision Surround increases the load, at times halving frame rates from the simultaneous display of the left-eye and right-eye information. Despite this, a number of titles remain playable on a single GeForce GTX 680 at 5760x1080, using max or near-max settings, as the following chart shows.
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/art...rce-gtx-680/#1

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The stock GTX 680 performs better than the stock HD 7970 at 1920x1200 (my gaming resolution) but the gap is less at 2560x1600 and lower still with multi-display gaming. Also, I've read benchmarks that show that when the HD 7970 is overclocked it can match an overclocked GTX 680. Your card also has more video memory and more memory bandwidth which may come in useful over the coming months. I shouldn't feel bad about your purchase; it's still a powerful card.
Yup, so going from a 7970 to a 680 is a bit daft isn't it

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Default 03-23-2012, 18:59 | posts: 270 | Location: Sweden

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Will be testing out overclocks tomorrow, I'll post my findings
Cool ty!
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 20:28 | posts: 3,000

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Yup, so going from a 7970 to a 680 is a bit daft isn't it
yeah but it sure beats sometimes losing to Pitcairn
   
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yeah but it sure beats sometimes losing to Pitcairn
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Default 03-23-2012, 23:16 | posts: 270 | Location: Spain

Hi guys, im thinking about mount an sli of 680.

Is my power supply enough or have to switch to more W? im using 3 hhd, 1 ssd and the 2600k oced to 4.4 (trying to get the 4.5-4.6 stable)
   
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Default 03-23-2012, 23:30 | posts: 4,675

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Hi guys, im thinking about mount an sli of 680.

Is my power supply enough or have to switch to more W? im using 3 hhd, 1 ssd and the 2600k oced to 4.4 (trying to get the 4.5-4.6 stable)
750w would be pushing it. You'll be better off playing it safe and getting an 850w.
   
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750w would be pushing it. You'll be better off playing it safe and getting an 850w.
^ That's a lot of added up power with four storage drives as well a big overclock on the cpu.
   
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Default 03-24-2012, 04:49 | posts: 1,242 | Location: Melbourne, FL

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Hi guys, im thinking about mount an sli of 680.

Is my power supply enough or have to switch to more W? im using 3 hhd, 1 ssd and the 2600k oced to 4.4 (trying to get the 4.5-4.6 stable)
I run 2 580s OC'd and OC'd CPU on a 850W PSU...and 680 uses less power.. food for thought.. although the old saying is never skimp on the PSU so if you have the cash get a big one.
   
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Default 03-24-2012, 05:05 | posts: 1,059

Currently have an AMD 6950, looking up that AMD no longer wishes to implement or support new tech via their Drivers...

I am completely ditching up AMD 79xx, and might probably get a GTX 680.

Pros for GTX680:-
.PhyX
.(true) SSAA via 3rd Part tool, even for DX10/11
.Support for AA, even if the game doesn't support them (on AMD Forcing AA will not work most of the time, especially when you need SSAA)
.Proper AF (The imperfect AF implementation actually appears to look better than the absolutely perfect AF implementations on AMD <- strangely)
.3D vision
.Better Minimum Frame Rates

(Yah, last AMD card I'll ever have...horrible drivers support)

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Mein fuhrer... the 680 has been released. It is faster, cheaper and uses less power than the 7970.

*takes glasses off with trembling hands*

Was ist diese Scheiße? Unmöglich!!!!
Switch it on. I want to drool over the Heaven benchmark again.
   
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Default 03-24-2012, 05:23 | posts: 253

Worth upgrading from 6970?
   
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Worth upgrading from 6970?
Id say so, close to twice as fast as a 6970.
   
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