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Graphics What do u want more: **!!680!!**, icecream or 7970?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by feathers, 13 Apr 2012.

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Which one?

  1. !!!GTX 680!!! <<<<

    18 vote(s)
    43.9%
  2. !!!Icecream!!! <<<<

    20 vote(s)
    48.8%
  3. 7970

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
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  1. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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  2. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    well atm i need a new graphics card.

    although i havent tried spreading icecream into the pcie lanes, i don't think it would work.

    unless it was some sort of mystical magic ice cream

    il go with the kepler
     
  3. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    You could use the ice cream to chill the kipper core, vram and mosfets.
     
  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    those Magnum Infinity are brilliant, touch choice........

    if only there's Magnum Kepler Infinity ........ hum chocolaty silicon.....
     
  5. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    I've ordered 3 Magnums. Will post results when they arrive.
     
  6. dirky90

    dirky90 Minimodder

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    wait for the rest on the range to come out and the prices to settle if you have got your logic head on. and if not got to be icecream.
     
  7. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    I was gonna wait but I ended up ditching the 560Ti SLI to save energy.

    Shockingly BF3 Ultra can bring even the 680 almost to it's knees at 1080. I only test using online play with 64 player maps and full servers. Damavand Peak is the one to test on because I have observed FPS dropping to 42 during busy moments. 42 may be ok for some but not for me and I can feel the effects of it. Possibly the fps drops even lower momentarily. What I found was that when I overclock the 680, the gameplay remains smoother even on this map during busy moments. Having said that it's still impressive that a single GPU can do what my SLI setup was doing and even outperform it when overclocked.
     
  8. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Mint choc chip. Everyone knows more chips=more power.
     
  9. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    What is a 7970?
     
  10. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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  11. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    I voted Ice Cream, because it's shopping day :)

    I'm a bigger fan of NVidia, mainly because their cards fold better. Thinking about getting a 680 next month, but I'm undecided yet (I might put the money toward an SR-X build, as even without overclocking they are very powerful).
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Nvidia fan due to there driver support under linux, and all those lovely CUDA cores!!!
     
  13. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Oh I wasn't aware of that, is this a new venture for the failing AMD?
     
  14. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    Myself and dairy products don't see eye to eye; 680 for me please.
     
  15. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Ice Cream. Goes without saying. ;)
     
  16. Tigernos

    Tigernos Resident Roman Soldier

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    My budget will only stretch to a 560ti but I can dream of the 680.
     
  17. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Ice cream. Spent six years unable to eat it. Eat it every chance I can now.
     
  18. feathers

    feathers Minimodder

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    Although this is an unbiased poll, the results are shocking. Then again perhaps they're not shocking at all. I think it's clear at this point AMD should reduce the 7970 to about £250 in order to remain competitive.
     
  19. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    Why? the GTX 680 isn't that much faster. £350 for a HD7970 is competitive with GTX 680 prices at the mo.

    I voted Ice cream, as I can have 430 Magnums (More than a years supply of Ice cream) for a price of a GTX 680. :)
     
  20. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    430 magnums eh

    the catch is, you wouldnt be able to fit them in one freezer

    so you'd need a new freezer as well
     
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