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Hey W1z, you mind including that Eyefinity/Surround resolution in your performance summaries?
 
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#28
Awesome review as always! :toast:

You guys must be really busy with the onslaught of awesome card releases in the past few months, dunno how you had time to squeeze the article about PCIe scaling between all these reviews!

Just curious, do you guys use some sort of automated benchmarking script? If not, it must be super tedious to run each card at each resolution for each game! :eek:

Thanks for your efforts, and thorough coverage, the crew at TPU rock! :rockout:

This is an awesome card! Nvidia will make a killing with profit margins of Kepler cards, with its basic design, inexpensive cooling solutions and PCB layout, a card like this was probably supposed to sell in the $200~250 just by looking at that PCB!

Nvidia even had to "enhance" the look by adding a few inches to the cooler shroud, talk about e-peen enlargement!! LMAO :laugh: :nutkick:

Now all Nvidia needs to post record high profits is to work on the atrocious availability for Kepler cards :ohwell:
 
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#29
all we can do is hope that nvidia can get this thing out in bulk, if they do AMD will have to drop the price of its higher end cards a good bit, and even then nvidia will have to drop the price of the GTX680,

oh the price dropping is coming, =3 I can smell it and it smells so gooooddd.:eek:
 

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Wow, AMD is in trouble with this card. Its on par if not faster by about 2-3% then the 7970 and it costs $399. I almost want to get 2 of them instead of one 680.
 

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#31
So w1zz, any idea when we will see 670's up for sale?
right now. there all over newegg!

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GD...

A very very nice surprise. 108W lower power consumption for identical performance of the 7970 at 1080p and for 50$ less and very close to the 680 at 100$ less. Still a bit expensive, 360-380 would have been too nice.
If they were 360-380 I would definitely get 2 for sli rather then 1 GTX680. Nvidia could sell them for 299 and still get profit.
 

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AMD is dead.
 
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this is a win!
 
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#34
been waiting for this , great review ...
how is the Galaxy GTX670 GC ???? its use 8+6pin power connectors, full length board, improved and beefed up phases ,good heatsink,, think its a worthy opponent to ASUS 670 DCII, Gigabytes 670 Windforcex3 and Zotacs AMP cards ?
i have none to little experience with Galaxy products
 
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#35
Awesome card!

7970 and 680 became pointless
LOL
Seriously, it is too close to the GTX 680, nvidia will compete with themselves. At least that way nobody will buy GTX 680 and it will be available again :D

AMD needs that Ghz version really fast, or at least set ref 7970 at $420.

It's like Geforce Ti4200 vs Ti4400
or Geforce 6800GT vs 6800Ultra
 
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If it were $ = € then i wouldn't mind 399$, that's only 308€.

But nooo here its for 400-420€, lol ripoff:shadedshu

Imo that should be max gtx680 price.
 
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I have 3 Gigabyte stock version in my shopping cart on Amazon.com, to pull trigger or not to pull trigger? Need to play BF3 at 7680x1440.
 
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i have 3 gigabyte stock version in my shopping cart on amazon.com, to pull trigger or not to pull trigger? Need to play bf3 at 7680x1440.
......Fire!
 
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Why reference ? after seeing the poor cooler on the ref cards i would go for non ref.
Amazon only has the ref model in stock now. I live in CA and have to pay tax on newegg, ncix purchases.
 

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Any chance you have a 4GB model to test, or do you think multi-monitor will need that much running memory intensive games?
 

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#44
Very impressed.

It takes 60% less power than my old GTX 480 and performs 60% better.

And compared to the GTX 680 - 33% less expensive and 7.5-10% decrease in performance.

Might have to sell mine..
 

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if they can make it this short... surely someone could release a full length half high card! that would be BOSSS for mini systems :D especially given the power consumption and performance offered.
 
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I said it would be a problem even for the 7970. :laugh:
 
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#47
Lol enthusiasts thinking an entire company is controlled by the enthusiast grade market.

Did your forget AMD locked in both next gen console GPUs. But if you are referring to the graphics card market than yes it is a real kick in the nuts.

Either way this honestly looks like a improved / tweaked GK104. A couple of months to improve an architecture looked like a real win for Nvidia. I would really like to see the 7970 @ 1250Mhz, seeing that the Tahiti can GREATLY benefit from high clocks.
 
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Lol enthusiasts thinking an entire company is controlled by the enthusiast grade market.
You are right. Nvidia needs some good cards in $150 -o $250 range.
 
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#49
This, but hey we live in a greedy world. imo both AMD& NV 28nm are $$$ ripoffs.

This would be more realistic and how it should have been by default.
680gtx max 350-380$,
670gtx max 270-300$,
660Ti max 220-240$.
If we are sticking with the 104 chip being the 680 and not the 110 then I probably would have priced like this (dates are timeline):
680 GTX starts at $450 (1/1) and drops to $400 (3/1)
670 GTX starts at $320-340 (3/1) and drops to $300 (5/1)
660 Ti starts at $260 (4/1) and drops to $230 (5/15)
690 GTX with the way Nvidia built it would stay at $800 reguardless of other changes. Its a statement/design as much as a dual gpu card.

Prices wouldn't have changed much however. With the stock problems prices would still probably be up over $600 untill stock came in (who would you rather see get that profit, Nvidia or the market players? I say Nvidia, more r&d moneys). This might have also delayed my price drop timeframes (I don't see the details from their side of the fence). Remember we still don't know how powerful the 660 is going to be.
 
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#50
Lol enthusiasts thinking an entire company is controlled by the enthusiast grade market.

Did your forget AMD locked in both next gen console GPUs. But if you are referring to the graphics card market than yes it is a real kick in the nuts.

Either way this honestly looks like a improved / tweaked GK104. A couple of months to improve an architecture looked like a real win for Nvidia. I would really like to see the 7970 @ 1250Mhz, seeing that the Tahiti can GREATLY benefit from high clocks.
what i wanna see is some price wars! even if amd releases the tahiti ghz edition with the extra overclocking headroom and more efficiency, it is still overpriced at $480
hd 7970 at $400 sounds alright, with 7950 at $320 and 7870s at $220 that would be more reasonable
and i wonder if amd would release a higher clocked 7950, as 850mhz clock is like so 1 year ago :p

also knowing that amd already has gpu turbo implemented on their integrated trinity graphics i wonder if they will use it on their discrete gpus, mobile pitcairn is using something similar i think, neways tho that sure can help amd a bit