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Old March 22, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the thorough review Sky!

Just as I was in the process of building an SB-E rig, Nvidia comes through with a card that supports multi-monitors

Can't wait to see what else they have coming down the pipeline on the "high end"
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Old March 22, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Hmmm....not very impressive I must say. Sure it is a little faster but honestly I expected more. I see a 690 in the near future.....
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Old March 22, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Nice review! Nice technology development on nVidia's part. Not sure it's enough to clobber the 7970 in the amrketplace (except among nvidia fans) but it's definitely a move in the right direction. Memory bandwidth could be higher, the 256bit is a bit of a surprise, as is only 2GB memory for a card that can support 4 monitors. Still, looks like a winner for nVidia.

Now if only the prices will come down to earth. :)
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Old March 22, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Well I did a 3dmark11 and Unigene benchmark and looks like I will loose about 11-19% performance. I am on the fence and the card is in the cart.

I am thinking I could pick one up and then another one down the road. Or I could wait till the 780 comes out and get 2 right away....

There are only a few games that I play that could use the extra performance and those all I need to do is turn the graphics slightly down. If I go with the 680 I will loose performance. So after thinking for awhile I think I will hold onto my 480's as the are water cooled and dam quiet.
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Hmmm....not very impressive I must say. Sure it is a little faster but honestly I expected more. I see a 690 in the near future.....
They Beat there previous generation by 34%...you've gotta be kidding me right? And did it under 200W TDP..

This round goes to nVIdia.

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Old March 22, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Looks liek they won't eb any easier to obtain than 7970's. I went to NCIX's video card apge and only 2 brand showed "In Stock" (MSI and Zotac). Ibroght up the two individual product pages and in that shiort period they were both listed as back ordered.

This "instant rebate" is a bit of a farce IMHO. If the manufacturer says the card is going to be a $500 product, that should be BEFORE rebates, discounts etc. Talk about price gouging. I love the technology but the marketing in IT sucks.
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Looks liek they won't eb any easier to obtain than 7970's. I went to NCIX's video card apge and only 2 brand showed "In Stock" (MSI and Zotac). Ibroght up the two individual product pages and in that shiort period they were both listed as back ordered.

This "instant rebate" is a bit of a farce IMHO. If the manufacturer says the card is going to be a $500 product, that should be BEFORE rebates, discounts etc. Talk about price gouging. I love the technology but the marketing in IT sucks.
We have a ton in at memory express.
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We have a ton in at memory express.
And yet it doesn't show up on your site...
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Much better generation then GTX580/HD6970. That GTX680 Bandwidth Limit Shows once you start to OC it. It does not scale as well as HD 7970.
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