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Am I the only one mad I paid for a 680 when could just got the 670?

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"Today's high end GPU prices are ridiculous... remember back in the day when the highest end cards were like $300?" :shadedshu

:roll:

Sorry for complaining everyone, I was just kind of mad after seeing that LinusTech video. I won't be returning it, I am happy with the GTX 680 in all respects, so I will just forget it and admit I wasted $100, not like it is the first I have wasted $100. That's life.
Hold out hope that the magic smoke that is in the 670 came from the drivers for it and that those optimizations will hit the 680 in a release or two. :toast:
 

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Sorry for complaining everyone, I was just kind of mad after seeing that LinusTech video. I won't be returning it, I am happy with the GTX 680 in all respects, so I will just forget it and admit I wasted $100, not like it is the first I have wasted $100. That's life.
It's good to vent and I for one, don't think that you've wasted your money. :toast: Top end rocks! :rockout:
 
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Top end is for suckers.......as the 670 proved.
 
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You dont have foresight to know that the GTX670 would turn out like that. You have to go with what's available at the time. If the GTX670 was going to be out soon then i would have waited but if you bought the GTX680 a while ago then no i would not have remorse.

Really depends on time of purchase how i would personally feel.

Im more of a bang for buck type of guy.
 
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Insert embarassed face here...

Could have been worse. You could have paid $450 for a 2900XT. Then it could have died while you were far away from the interweb. Herp!
 
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Could have been worse. You could have paid $450 for a 2900XT. Then it could have died while you were far away from the interweb. Herp!
lol noob! I paid almost 500 bones for my 2900XT. Thats what taught me about over priced GPU's. Ever since then 4850, 5850, 570.
 

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"Today's high end GPU prices are ridiculous... remember back in the day when the highest end cards were like $300?" :shadedshu

:roll:

Hold out hope that the magic smoke that is in the 670 came from the drivers for it and that those optimizations will hit the 680 in a release or two. :toast:
Hey, my 9800XT is still working 8 years now! My AGP motherboard is not unfortunately :(
 
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Hey, my 9800XT is still working 8 years now! My AGP motherboard is not unfortunately :(
Honestly I belive the older GPU's were better built.
 

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Honestly I belive the older GPU's were better built.
I don't. Graphics cards have become more sophisticated though. Then again, look at the reference 670. The 5850 in my work rig hasn't shown an incling of any kind of failure yet.
 
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I don't. Graphics cards have become more sophisticated though. Then again, look at the reference 670. The 5850 in my work rig hasn't shown an incling of any kind of failure yet.
Bah I guess you're right. This 570 DCII I have seems to be built like a tank. Its just the older cards seemed to have more longevity to them. It seems like there are more "bad" cards today. This is just an over all impression I get.
 

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Could have been worse. You could have paid $450 for a 2900XT. Then it could have died while you were far away from the interweb. Herp!
lol noob! I paid almost 500 bones for my 2900XT. Thats what taught me about over priced GPU's. Ever since then 4850, 5850, 570.
I've got a 2900 Pro BIOS flashed to an XT. And yes, it's my favourite lemon, sitting proudly in my graphics card collection. :D I mean, sod the performance and the irritating noise, it just looks gorgeous in red with that flame design!

I've also got its nemesis, the 8800 GTX (bought used for little money) and it crucifies it. Never seen anything like it. :laugh:
 
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Then again, look at the reference 670
Yes, the reference looks like a card repaired in a Soviet workshop after its fan fell off.
 

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Yes, the reference looks like a card repaired in a Soviet workshop after its fan fell off.
Yeah, it looks remarkably crap, but then performance is another matter entirely. Good thing we don't buy these things for their looks, isn't it?
 
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I was going to get a 2900pro and im so f'n glad at the time i waited, the 8800gt was so much better. There where only a couple weeks between release dates for those cards.
 
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Yes, the reference looks like a card repaired in a Soviet workshop after its fan fell off.
In Soviet Russia we build PCB to fit GPU cooler. Not other way.
 
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amazon.com doesn't charge a restocking fee, i returned other computer parts to them, they pay shipping and give a full refund.

and yes witcher 2 gtx 670 does beat the gtx 680, that is unacceptable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRQqdpMWoQQ&feature=g-all-u
I'm not sure if your argument about the 670 being better than the 680 is valid. I don't think W1zzard re-runs all benchmarks on all cards with the latest drivers. The drivers used for the 680 review were probably the beta drivers (v285.62 link). Version 301.10 came out on 3/22, reviews were performed probably a good 2-3 days prior to the drivers coming out. In other words, if w1zzard ran all benchmarks again with the latest drivers, I highly doubt the 670 would beat the 680 in anything (if they were both at their respective reference clocks).

A 670 is not better than a 680. I think your merely complaining about your 680 because you feel its not worth $499, that is your real argument. And if you're a college student, why are you spending $499 on a video card in the first place, if you don't have the money? Thats another argument you should have with your parents. ;)
 
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I'm not sure if your argument about the 670 being better than the 680 is valid. I don't think W1zzard re-runs all benchmarks on all cards with the latest drivers. The drivers used for the 680 review were probably the beta drivers (v285.62 link). Version 301.10 came out on 3/22, reviews were performed probably a good 2-3 days prior to the drivers coming out. In other words, if w1zzard ran all benchmarks again with the latest drivers, results would different, I'm sure of it.

A 670 is not better than a 680. I think your merely complaining about your 680 because you feel its not worth $499, that is your real argument. And if you're a college student, why are you spending $499 on a video card in the first place, if you don't have the money? Thats another argument you should have with your parents. ;)
Ahhhhhh! The Logic! It BURNZ!!!!!!!

I agree man.
 
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Meant to add this edit.

Edit: Just saw that Phusius is fresh OUT of college. That makes it even worse. :roll:
I'm j/k Phusius. We all learn the hard way, its the only real way to learn.
 
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I dont think any of the current gen of cards is really worth it, doesn't stop people buying graphics cards for small increases or the like tho.
 
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the 670 even performs better in some games then the 680... Witcher 2 3D according to Linus Tech Tips newest video.


kinda pissed at Nvidia. going to send my 680 back for a full refund and get me a 670 on the cheap.
Id take the GTX680 off your hands, then i let you have my GTX460 1GB it's way cheaper than the GTX680 you got so it will make you happier.

Just holla back and I'll give you an address so you can send me the card then you give me your address so i can send you the GTX460 1GB.

This is a very good deal, only comes once in a lifetime.
 
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Drivers are yet to come folks. Don't give up on the 680 just yet.. And mods..
 

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I wanna see if the 670 can be unlocked to a 680. Then you can regret buying the 680...
 
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I wanna see if the 670 can be unlocked to a 680. Then you can regret buying the 680...
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Sorry for complaining everyone, I was just kind of mad after seeing that LinusTech video. I won't be returning it, I am happy with the GTX 680 in all respects, so I will just forget it and admit I wasted $100, not like it is the first I have wasted $100. That's life.
Usually i get mad after watching Linus for other reasons. You know the saying "You have a face or voice for radio" ? Linus videos remind me of West Hollywood strangely.

Hmm, now i want to change my drape colors... Dam you Linus!!!! I just wanted to see benchmarks :banghead: