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NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
03-22-2012, 09:56 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-22-2012, 09:57 AM by ichigeki.)
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NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/22/keple...ries-gpus/

Looks like the 7970 has a new rival.
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03-22-2012, 01:03 PM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
(03-22-2012, 09:56 AM)ichigeki Wrote: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/22/keple...ries-gpus/

Looks like the 7970 has a new rival.
Bye bye, NGC. It was nice knowing you for 2 months. You are irrelevant now Wink
More pew-pew, less QQ.
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03-22-2012, 03:22 PM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
Do you guys think the 680 is going to be similarly priced as the 7970?

Also, I don't know much at all about overclocking. Before coming to this site I had no idea what overclocking was and that you could perform it on more than just CPU's. I'm going to be building my computer in a few months, so is there anything specific I need to know when buying a GPU if I do want to try and overclock it in the future (after I learned much more about it)? For example, do you have to buy a special "unlocked" version like you have to with CPU's (e.g. 2500k, 2600k, etc.)? Or are all GPU's overclockable?

I've also seen GPU's for sale that are factory overclocked. Is it worth it to buy those or just attempt to overclock the GPU yourself and probably get better results for less money?

Thanks guys. Sorry for all the newb questions. I just want to be well informed when spending $400-$550 on a single component.
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03-22-2012, 04:00 PM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
Hm, I just read the Anandtech review and In my opinion they don't rival each other. Simply because the Radeon is ~40-50 bucks cheaper here. (Radeon 7970 @440€ and GTX 680 at 480€)

They both trade blows but on high settings the gap gets closer and either the radeon wins, they are both tied, or the geforce wins all within +- 10%

If it were me, I'd recommend the GTX 680 for people who want to go beyond the Radeon. But it doesn't replace the Radeon.
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03-22-2012, 04:57 PM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
Currently the 7970 sells for around $550. The GTX 680 is supposed to be for $500. I'm pretty AMD will lower their prices very soon.

GTX 680 on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLis...80&x=0&y=0

HD 7970 on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLis...70&x=0&y=0
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03-23-2012, 07:28 AM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
With the low yield rates on the 28mm architecture I do not see huge price cuts anytime soon. AMD might bring it down to $550 (Many 7970s are closer to $570 to $580). Though I'll personally probably pick up a 680 in the next week or two.
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03-23-2012, 07:54 AM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
Well, over here they have already lowered the prices. Even the OC cards went down by 40€.
(A 14% OC'ed Radeon 7970 went from 500€ to 460€)

I always thought Europe was the slow follower. ^^
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03-23-2012, 11:34 AM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
Looks like I've got some Gaming PCs to update.

In related news, has anyone invented a cloning machine yet? Tongue
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03-23-2012, 06:23 PM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
From the reviews I've seen this card is a dream, a revolution for those who game in 3D, unlike the others it doesn't take the huge FPS toll when running in 3D. Glorious.
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03-23-2012, 07:00 PM,
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RE: NVIDIA GTX 680 unveiled,
And the TXAA thing seems cool, as well as the 100,000 bristles of hair (WOOT!).
More pew-pew, less QQ.
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