PCIe is always backwards compatible. That's like saying you just heard that BD players magically play dvd's.
So the GTX 680s hype was once again blown widely out of proportion, as Tom put it, it's about the same as a 7970 in games, give or take a little.
i like how that article is says its affordable
also i read it was supposed to replace the 560 Ti so why the fuck is it $500
i love EVGA
All of those cards :flashfap:
Considering Nvidia took a shit on compute performance with the 680 it doesn't surprise me that combining the die shrink and shader improvements that they were able to reduce the die size and hence increase efficiency. Also, transistor count pretty much tells you zero about how well a card is going to perform as there's parts of the chip that aren't designed for gaming (GPGPU (including Cuda, OpenCL) etc)
One thing Nvidia has AMD on the ropes for is GPU efficiency and that's one thing AMD GPU's have had ahead of Nvidia that doesn't exist anymore. It wouldn't surprise me to see AMD release the 8k series and scrap compute or something similar.
Heh, I'd be tempted to sell my current 560ti for £120 as i've only had it for two months. Then possibly put funds to a 680
Really tempting, but I think I'll stick with my 580's.
Seeing as I don't have the finance to purchase this slice of heaven I'll be sticking with my 580.
Getting a GTX 680 for $172, will not show up til the mid-end of April most likely. I love EVGA's step up program.
wonder how much it would be for a 670 then with EVGA. going to look into it
$500 is a great price for that card.
Considering this card for all the new features. But i'm almost 100% sure that it's not a good idea with just a Q9550 and an old p43 Motherboard.
Using that same logic though, since Fermi chips cost significantly more money to produce and compete with the same performance as AMD cards (due to such a big die space) that the cards from the 5870, 6970, and part of the 7970 were technically mid-range chips as they were much smaller chips with a lot less power consumption but were able to keep up with Nvidia's high-end chips.
just my $0.02
The ranges (low/mid/high) all derive from the price, and performance to some degree but mostly the price on modern hardware, $500 is most definitely not mid-range, not unless we all start earning twice money we currently make come next week, not to say nVidia won't have a higher end single GPU up their sleeves, but calling it mid-range at $500 is just plain wrong.
Remember that the first set of drivers will have a few games seeing a 10%-20% increase in performance. It's always like that.
Not to be a fuckwit, but I just looked up comparisons with overclocked cards:
XFX 7970: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha.../XFX_R7970_BE/
GTX 680: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...vidia_GTX_680/
And while you generally shouldn't cross-compare GPUs, this gives a different result. The GTX 680 and the 7970 perform pretty much equally when overclocked, with the GTX 580 winning at stock clocks. power consumption and so on still favors Nvidia, but if AMD puts down the price, the 7970 isn't bad by any means. Just my two cents.
so the 680 uses slightly less power than the 560ti... I'll probably buy it (or buy the 660ti) and sell my 560ti to a friend
The highest I've seen a professional overclocker go with the 680 is around 1.4-1.6Ghz and that's with the fan on 95%. Even if 2Ghz was possible it would have to be water cooled unless you want to keep replacing your fan because of a broken bearing every week.
Sorry, the dumb rating was a mistake. I was on my phone and was going to reply but I missed the reply button.
I'll give you a rainbow instead.
What I was going to say was that if they did give it a water cooler it'd probably be like PNY's water cooled GTX 580.