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#1 Bosco

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:31 AM

Both Airman and I put the GTX 680 through its paces.

Who is king of the hill now, read the review and find out:

http://www.overclock.../nvidia_gtx680/

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:46 AM

If only I had more monitors :D

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

When I read this review I was almost Crying (alright maybe not LOL), man this card is a monster and it is not even with extremely optimized drivers yet. I can,t wait to have mine!!!!!!
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:55 AM

hey folks can you please confirm is this is DX11.1 or DX11.0?

i saw the GPU-Z reporting as DX11.1, but it's not enough, could be a bug or something, could you guys please double-check this?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:06 AM

Yes, it is DX11.1.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

Great review :)

But the 7970 can kiss goodbye to the performance crown regardless of stock vs stock or oc vs oc...
But Im staying with my good ol 7970's :)

Cant wait to see the GPU price wars and the GK110 in the future

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:36 AM

Wow, this card is extreme. I had the EVGA GTX 680 from newegg in my cart, checked out, and one click away from completing the order... but I just couldn't do it. With GK110 on the horizon and a probable massive price drop for the Radeon 7970, I want to wait and see what happens.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:37 AM

just wondering, can sli 680s handle more screens? cause if i can i will run 5, 3 in surround with 2 extras

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

Yeah, wonder how far the 7970's prices will drop. Probably not lower than $450. The GTX 580's though, should be $300. :P

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:56 AM

Yeah, wonder how far the 7970's prices will drop. Probably not lower than $450. The GTX 580's though, should be $300. :P


Yep, that's what I'm hoping for. $450 - $460 sounds reasonable. :thumbsup:
I might pick up a 7950 if they get close to the $350 dollar range. :evilgrin:

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

Great review airman, that card sure is a beast, but I'm leaning towards all these GK110 rumors with 2034 SP's. If it ends up being something like that, what's waiting another few months for a card that'll surely be WAY ahead of the game? :)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

Yes, it is DX11.1.


thank you mate