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Old June 23, 2012, 01:19 PM
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I think AMD should have come up with something to compete against the GTX 670 instead.
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Old June 23, 2012, 04:13 PM
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They have something actually. The HD 7970. It's currently retailing for $419 after rebates....
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Old June 23, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Interesting indeed... it looks like AMD has squeaked a tiny bit more juice out of their drivers than nVidia since the release of the 680, which also helps...

The largest problem with this card is it mostly shines in surround (although the extreme 2560x settings were also impressive) and I would assume the better memory helps that, which is not mandatory for the marketing of the card. I would hate to write the conclusion for these battles as there really is no conclusion. I think price and brand preference will end up being a big factor then noise/power draw.

I'm very skeptical of this card just because there is no requirement to have the high grade memory to get the moniker. If the card retails for less $$ than the stock 680, then I think AMD scores a point on this small skirmish (provided we only look at performance/price and ignore power/heat).
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Interesting indeed... it looks like AMD has squeaked a tiny bit more juice out of their drivers than nVidia since the release of the 680, which also helps...

The largest problem with this card is it mostly shines in surround (although the extreme 2560x settings were also impressive) and I would assume the better memory helps that, which is not mandatory for the marketing of the card. I would hate to write the conclusion for these battles as there really is no conclusion. I think price and brand preference will end up being a big factor then noise/power draw.

I'm very skeptical of this card just because there is no requirement to have the high grade memory to get the moniker. If the card retails for less $$ than the stock 680, then I think AMD scores a point on this small skirmish (provided we only look at performance/price and ignore power/heat).
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And somehow Nvidia continues to outsell AMD (as far as I know). AMD has improved their drivers, improved their performance, and lowered their prices. The GHZ edition is now a more capable performer than the GTX680 for the same MSRP. I'm not sure what else they have to do to regain market share.
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And somehow Nvidia continues to outsell AMD (as far as I know). AMD has improved their drivers, improved their performance, and lowered their prices. The GHZ edition is now a more capable performer than the GTX680 for the same MSRP. I'm not sure what else they have to do to regain market share.
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Reputation means a lot in the computer industry.
Unfortunately reputation is too big of a factor in almost any field. Brand loyalty in PC hardware is silly since it's just a piece of hardware which is doing the job you want/need it to do - It's not a car/house/cellphone etc where you have your personal taste preferences. When NVIDIA is better I'd buy it, when AMD is better I'd buy that, when Intel is better it would be my choice.
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