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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler 2 GB

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Whats the difference between adaptive vsync and tripple buffering?
 

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Wow this is a beast of a card!
 
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now i felt like want to throw away my 7970 :(
 

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#30
Very nice review, i will get me one of these for my next build (hopefully next month with an ivy bridge cpu).

My only gripe with the review is that it wasn't done with the just released 301.10 drivers which could have increased even more fps and make use of the newly implemented technology by nVidia.
 
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#31
Great Review W1zzard ^^

too bard it's so expensive >.<

but i guess that's the price so i think i will keep my GTX 570.
 

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#32
I'd like to see a comparison with 7970 at the same clocks though, should be pretty close clock for clock.
not possible, due to dynamic clocks always changing the clock speed of gtx 680

I would have liked to see 7870 on those graps as well, why isnt there?
because it's too slow to be included in the comparison

As I understood well, the max OC with this card, from a traditional POV is around 1300MHz (1150 plus offset 150 MHz)?
as mentioned in the review you can't just look at a single clock speed anymore. but yes, base clock would be up by 150 mhz, to 1300

My only gripe with the review is that it wasn't done with the just released 301.10 drivers
those were released 3 hours ago. i worked a week on the gtx 680 review. can i borrow your time machine?
 
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#33
Thanks for the review. Also thanks Nvidia for the price.

If Amd wants his share from the market, he needs to catch train before its too late.

499$ nvidia gpu price -hope- will have have snowball effect on AMD side.

Then i should buy my 7970. :nutkick:
 
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#34
those were released 3 hours ago. i worked a week on the gtx 680 review. can i borrow your time machine?
And the 680 still beats the more expensive 7970 even without the "right" drivers... :p
 
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#35
Great reveiw Wizz.

Great card for a high-end mid-level card. I'd love to see what the actual top GK100 could do. Judging from the GK104's performance, I'd say the GK100, at stock settings, could beat the 6990 and take the overall performance crown.
 
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#36
damn good... nice review like always Wizz..
i hope this card will be available in my country soon... its worthy to upgrade... :toast
 

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As always the best GPU reviews are right here on tpu. looks like AMD needs to get their shit together or they'll be stuck doing APU's for the years to come
 
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Review driver: NVIDIA 285.62. I've seen reviews that re-tested with the R300 drivers and there are sizeable performance differences. Will there be a followup? Perhaps for the SLI review?
 

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#39
Nice review as always Wizz :toast:

Hows the sli tests going? Almost done? That's going to be interesting to see what sli vs cross fire brings to the table.
 

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Way to go, NVIDIA! Now let the price drops begin!

Thanks for the review, W1zz!
 

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Hows the sli tests going? Almost done? That's going to be interesting to see what sli vs cross fire brings to the table.
no second card for SLI. i got more incoming but they seem to be in transit somewhere
 
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Nvidia is cheaper than the AMD counterpart. Never thought I'd see the day.

Thanks for the review!
 
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best and easiest to understand reviews are always right here on TPU...gr8 job
 
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#44
those were released 3 hours ago. i worked a week on the gtx 680 review. can i borrow your time machine?
If i had one, ABSOLUTELY!

This was a great review, didn't mean to nitpick. My apologies!

Do you think you would get more fps when paired with a 3770K? I got a 3+ year old i7 920 but i really want to upgrade, especially to an ivy bridge because they got that quicksync thingy to convert video's really fast. I don't want the sandy bridge with ivy being this close to release.
 
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These maxoc results does not look good imo
 
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#46
Another area that has seen improvement is NVIDIA's display output logic, which supports up to four active displays now. This makes it easier than ever before to setup a multi-monitor gaming system, with just one NVIDIA card.
Finally!

I haven't had a Nvidia card since my 8600gts. It might be time for a switcharoo.
 
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#47
Like pretty much everyone else said, great review Wizz:toast: and this looks like to be a another beasty card from Nvidia:rockout:

Round of applause for Wizz:D CLAP CLAP CLAP FAP FAP FAP:laugh:
 

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poeple : "if your 7970 wont drop to $400 - 450, i will give my wallet to nvidia!"
 
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#49
now i felt like want to throw away my 7970 :(
only for just 10 max 15 fps? dont kidding me , are both good cards but i dont think is a pain for little difference in fps is not like compare amd fx and intel
 
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#50
poeple : "if your 7970 wont drop to $400 - 450, i will give my wallet to nvidia!"
Prices here have changed already. 7970 is selling at the same price.