Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Mar 16, 2012.
wow....so basically amd and nvidia are even........both sets of fanboys must be pissed!!!
Cheer up HD7970 owners, you got an overclocking monster that can reach performance beyond an overclocked GTX680. No hard feelings.
NVIDIA did kicked their balls thought with that one (efficiency-wise)
Wow.. They way these cards are selling out.. when they are back in stock I bet they will be $550-$600 on the egg...
Newegg: Only EVGA card in stock.
I was trying to sa prices are always inflated in Europe, Australia etc, yes it is competitive so that i'm expecting the competition will drop their prices but i think we will not see any miracles.
EVGA in stock
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Beaten to it already, sorry
Wonder how PhysX performance on this is compared to a 580?
UPDATE : EVGA & K|ngp|n hit 1842MHz yesterday under LN2 with a stock GTX680 board(added PWM board) ..
attempt still ON!
I would seriously love to give W1Z a flying High five!
W1zzard - I think the silent computing and home theater communities would use/link to/benefit from a big matrix of every gpu you have reviewed with dBa idle, dBa load (and maybe a couple other fields like release date and performance metric) scores.
Your sound testing methodology makes you the king of every hardware review site I know.
It must be better.
Amazingly efficient card. Hard to say if this will be the top dog with the odd overclocking features, however I am guessing there will be more attempts at reaching a maximum stable clock.
Thanks for the excellent review W1zzard. I have been looking forward to this review more than any other in recent memory.
Slower than gtx 480 or 6970?
Good review and nice to see the nV have surpassed themselves in the power/efficiency department. Sweet pricing too, so far, let's see how long stock lasts.
Here's to hoping for $300-something 7950s
It was gone before you finished typing this.
Nice review W1zzard. Lots of work with dynamic clocks and such.
So my thoughts:
Based on my calculations (by specs) and a lot of assumptions (such as efficiency loss) I predicted it would be 25% faster than GTX580 @1080/1200p a long time ago and it is indeed 25% faster. It's really intriguing, to say the least, because of the many factors that I took into account in order to reach that conclusion/guesstimate, but I'm amazed and overly happy with the result, because it means that this is a win for science. (I know it's kinda arrogant after the fact, but I'd really like to hear from all the people that called me crazy, fanboy and whatnot in the threads related to specs, where I made those predictions, but I know most of them were new users and we will never ever hear about them on TPU).
However the most intriguing factor is that the performance lead over the GTX580 is bigger at 2560x1600, and that's something that I'm sure nobody would have predicted. HD7970 being comparatively faster at 1600p is not a surprise though. Also, according to [H] it looks like the performance lead over the HD7970 is also bigger on multi-monitor, which is again a big surprise.
But all things considered, I still think these cards are not really a worthy upgrade until they come close to $400.
That's probably true, but it'd be nice to see some numbers confirming that.
excellent review as always, very indepth especially the dynamic clock boosting section.
round of applause for Nvidia, they really did listen to what the consumers wanted (or perhaps what the AMD fanboys whined about..)
cleaper, faster, quieter, more efficient, and more features than the 7970, damn good work Nvidia, damn good work. It has been a while since they didn't jump right in with a huge power hog of a chip to outpace the competition, and they did their homework damn well alright. G92 was a star, as was GF104/114, and GK104 is no exception!
Still pretty much available in Canada.
Wow, these are definitely worth the upgrade. I cant wait for an sli review. I am sure they blow the 580 sli's out of the water. I wonder how long its going to take for them to become available again. Oh the waiting game....
very good review and professional explanation for the whole D-OC, and good job Nvidia, a card that is good in every aspect ,I sold my 580 for $480 and will take one of those.
Great review as always W1zz! Very thorough So from what i gather this card perform's 5% - 10% better than 7970 and consume's slightly less power and is slightly cooler, i must commend Nvidia for this
Regarding the OCing, i guess with how it is on this card the better your cooler is the better your OC (avg) will be
In my area cheapest 580 $379 and cheapest 680 $499 Still no price drop's on 79xx
GTX 480 & HD6970 are slower than HD7870, yet they are in the charts, so?
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