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Old April 23, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Whats going on with Nvidia? AMD still has their 28nm 7970s in stock, havent seen any GTX 680s on newegg in a long time ..
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Stock was short to start with, and tons of folks bit the bullet and ordered cards even though they were backordered. Going to be quite a while before those orders are satisfied even if stock is coming into the warehouse. I ordered one last week, but won't be surprised if I don't see it for a month.... :(

I suspect it'll be quite some time before we see available stock on etailer websites.
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:19 AM
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That sucks, im also dissapointed because i want to buy one myself, and since i only buy from newegg cause of their prices, i wont be buying from anywhere else. Im just skeptical as to how nvidia will be able to release the lower end 600 cards as well as the 685s and 690s. If they cant release enough 680s, how are they supposed to expect to make enough 690s, which requires 2 chips! As far as i see it, AMD has the upper hand
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:27 AM
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So it's the same as the 7970 launch, another soft launch.
Although IIRC, the ref 7970's weren't that hard at all to find at launch and on, it was the non ref ones that were tough to get.
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So it's the same as the 7970 launch, another soft launch.
Although IIRC, the ref 7970's weren't that hard at all to find at launch and on, it was the non ref ones that were tough to get.
I don't think thats the best way to look at it. It went hard launch with cards in the channel, just no one anticipated the demand, so the supply is being outstripped.

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Old April 23, 2012, 11:03 AM
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So it's the same as the 7970 launch, another soft launch.
Although IIRC, the ref 7970's weren't that hard at all to find at launch and on, it was the non ref ones that were tough to get.
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I don't think thats the best way to look at it. It went hard launch with cards in the channel, just no one anticipated the demand, so the supply is being outstripped.

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Exactly. They had stock on release date, there was just too much demand for what they had.
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From SKYMTL's HD 7970 review, December 21st.

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With all of that out of the way, itís time for a bit of transparency. AMD was originally set to launch the HD 7970 alongside its little (yet still very capable) Tahiti Pro sibling in early January but right before we started gearing up for Christmas, things changed. The launch was pulled forward to today and instead of having product in the channel when this review goes live, weíre looking at yet another paper launch from the folks over at AMD. The official date of availability remains January 9th but whether or not there will actually be sufficient cards on shelves remains the million dollar question.
That's a soft launch. Nvidia had the GTX680 cards sell out 2 hours after they hit the street. That's demand outstripping the supply.

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From SKYMTL's HD 7970 review, December 21st.

That's a soft launch. Nvidia had the GTX680 cards sell out 2 hours after they hit the street. That's demand outstripping the supply.

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By I second what you say. We are not being jerks about this, but there are night and day differences between the two. And, AMD Has a lot more cards available right now because....they have more supply than demand. Not a good thing always. Hence the price drops and offers as well.

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Direct Canada got some in this morning they are reporting MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr III OC in stock at the time of this post, not the card Iím waiting for but if anyone is interested donít think they will last long.

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Well I had no problems getting a card on Jan 9th, and it was a non ref 7970, it was dealing with my second card (non ref) that was a prob.
My bro in law had no probs getting a ref design card on launch, and I had ordered a second one for him a few days later with no prob.
So from my experience, it was no difference than the GTX 680 really.
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