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Old May 24, 2013, 12:40 AM
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Just placed my order for the Superclocked with 1002 MHz boost. Woohoo!
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Good review
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Old May 24, 2013, 06:23 AM
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And all over the intarwebz AMD fans post: 7970s are still a darn good value!

Much like their CPU counterparts post: Visheras are still a darn good value!

With the 780 launch AMD GPUs become the equivalent of AMD CPUs: Not what you'd buy if you didn't care about the money.

In other words, the bargain brand of tradeoffs.

My 7970 Black Edition is still, and probably always will be the best value I've ever gotten on a video card.

My Titan is the best video card I've ever bought. There's a difference.
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:14 AM
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Nice review, Sky. I'm still running a single GTX 480 that handles the little gaming I do these days (kids take up most of my time). I've been sitting on getting a new card, but I'm not sure if I'd drop the $700 (after taxes) on this baby or not. I might wait for another generation, since the 480 continues to chug along just fine. Of course, now that I've said that, it'll die tonight...
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Whatever happened to the next release of cards giving us 30% more performance for the same price? Now we are getting 30% more performance for 30% more price.
Probably because ATI has no answer for this card.

And you geeks are buying it. Stop it.

I ain't biting.
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Old May 24, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Squeetard, you're right that without competition from AMD/ATI, the 1st order at nVidia is to charge as much as possible. But that doesn't mean they can charge more than the market (guys like me) will bear.
btw, the price jump is more like ~ 20% by my estimate.
So, don't bite? ...I'm already chewin'.
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GTX680 launched at $500
GTX780 launched at $650
That's the 30% price difference Squeetard is talking about.

I think the bigger picture is that this card is 50-60% cheaper than the Titan, while only being 9% slower. I suspect the GTX770 will be marginally faster than the GTX680 and have a launch price under $500.

That being said, I haven't regretted my GTX690 purchase just over a year ago. It still chews through everything I throw at it. GPU lifecycles appear to be getting longer and longer, it's not the 6-month cycles we used to see with huge increases in performance.

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GTX680 launched at $500
GTX780 launched at $650
That's the 30% price difference Squeetard is talking about.

I think the bigger picture is that this card is 50-60% cheaper than the Titan, while only being 9% slower. I suspect the GTX770 will be marginally faster than the GTX680 and have a launch price under $500.

That being said, I haven't regretted my GTX690 purchase just over a year ago. It still chews through everything I throw at it. GPU lifecycles appear to be getting longer and longer, it's not the 6-month cycles we used to see with huge increases in performance.
Hope so,i don't wanna pay more for more performance,i wanna pay the same for more performance.
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Very nice article and a very nice card. It's good to finally see what the 680 was supposed to be. too bad ATI screwed up
with the 7 series performance wise..
1 grunt only is the price, yeah its a bargain compared to a titan but we should not forget that the titan is a ridiculously overpriced card!!
just go back a few years and remember how much we paid for graphics cards. i have been in the wagon since the geforce 256 and at least up until the 6800 the prices were fine. i took a break after this from gaming and joined again when ati 4850 launched and the price was right although not the fastest card. the 5850 was a bargain at launch but for some reason some time later it went up like 100$ in price. so yeah why are we paying so much for graphics cards these days?

on another note its nice to see you have the fcat rig running. i observed some differences in the graphs between the titan article and this one especially with the ati cards in frametimes. is this because of newer drivers or is it the fraps that was giving weird times? if its the latter then it would be very interesting to see another sli & crossfire review with the fcat.

keep them coming.
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GTX680 launched at $500
GTX780 launched at $650
That's the 30% price difference Squeetard is talking about.
I stand corrected.
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