Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:05 am

Krogoth wrote:THG hasn't change that much over the years. The writers there are still the same old spin doctors, although they are more subtle about it.
I know what you mean; Radeon drivers are the same way, written by the same old coders.

Besides, doesn't it make more sense to wait for other people and reviewers to take a look at the silicon before making any conclusions?
Um, that would be completely antithetical to the purpose of a rumor thread :wink: You did know this is a rumor thread, right? You read the title of the thread and perhaps some posts in the thread and missed the fact that this is a rumor thread?

There's no need to get all work up over silly GPUs.
You seem to be more worked up than most. You should check out the spazoids that comment over at Fudzilla. You don't know what getting worked up over GPUs means until you've seen the level of crazy that happens over there.

Regardless, the GTX 680 is going to perform exactly as you exptected anyway. :wink:
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:19 pm

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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:00 pm

clone, I think you may have totally missed what was going on there between me and Kroggy and the context of the "radeon drivers suck" remark. Short story: no Radeon driver's don't suck, IMO. I've never had a problem with them. I never play games anywhere close to release day either, which helps avoid graphics driver issues. The point was being made that just as it has been a long time since ATI drivers sucked, it has been a long time since THG articles were suspected of being biased against AMD.
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:37 pm

flip-mode wrote:clone, I think you may have totally missed what was going on there between me and Kroggy and the context of the "radeon drivers suck" remark. Short story: no Radeon driver's don't suck, IMO. I've never had a problem with them. I never play games anywhere close to release day either, which helps avoid graphics driver issues. The point was being made that just as it has been a long time since ATI drivers sucked, it has been a long time since THG articles were suspected of being biased against AMD.


Yeah, outside of their consumer drivers for workstation purposes they are the same. I've seen an integrated Nvidia chipset outperform a actual AMD GPU simply because of drivers in apps like photo shop and light modeling. As a game driver though rage was the exception not the standard and its been pretty even footing for a while.
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:03 pm

Krogoth wrote:The "source material" is a red-flag.

THG has a infamous track record of spinning reviews of vendors who are "big contributors" into a possible light. Just food for thought.

I'll wait until the silicon gets into public hands.


I wouldn't even be surprised if this "accidental" leak wasn't so accidental. What better way to keep people from buying 7970/7950s than to leak some charts showing Nvidia's cards are significantly faster?
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:08 pm

Exactly. Well, too bad the GTX680 won't drop the 7850 prices any lower.
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:47 pm

Newegg e-blasted me a "Be the FIRST to Buy the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Today" message at 8:03 PM CDT with a coupon code for free shipping. There's no price listed in the NVidia marketing material attached and the "Shop Now" link yields an empty search result in Newegg's graphics card catalog. However, you'd expect that they'll have something soon.
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:39 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Newegg e-blasted me a "Be the FIRST to Buy the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Today" message at 8:03 PM CDT with a coupon code for free shipping. There's no price listed in the NVidia marketing material attached and the "Shop Now" link yields an empty search result in Newegg's graphics card catalog. However, you'd expect that they'll have something soon.

http://www.newegg.com/GTX680/?nm_mc=EMC ... -promoword ?
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:03 am

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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:05 am

Have you guys seen this?

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx- ... enchmarks/

PS: i didn't read all posts so i appologize in advance if this was posted before.
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:21 am

LEAKED REVIEW

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4622/n ... index.html

Go fast before it gets taken down ^^
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:11 am

680 is somewhat faster than the 7970 with a little higher power consumption, but commands a slighter higher MSRP. I suppose that the small difference is worth it if you are in the market for $500+ GPUs. The 680 manages to avoid the disappointment of 480's launch (barely beat HD 5870, but suffered from insane power consumption).

Let's see what Nvidia can do with the lesser versions of GK104 core and we might see a repeat of GF 460, 8800GT and GF4 Ti 4200 128MiB. ;)
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:19 am

Krogoth wrote:680 is somewhat faster than the 7970 with a little higher power consumption, but commands a slighter higher MSRP. I suppose that the small difference is worth it if you are in the market for $500+ GPUs. The 680 manages to avoid the disappointment of 480's launch (barely beat HD 5870, but suffered from insane power consumption).

Let's see what Nvidia can do with the lesser versions of GK104 core and we might see a repeat of GF 460, 8800GT and GF4 Ti 4200 128MiB. ;)


GTX 580 performance for 220-250 Euros/$, YES please.
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:05 am

Arclight wrote:
Krogoth wrote:680 is somewhat faster than the 7970 with a little higher power consumption, but commands a slighter higher MSRP. I suppose that the small difference is worth it if you are in the market for $500+ GPUs. The 680 manages to avoid the disappointment of 480's launch (barely beat HD 5870, but suffered from insane power consumption).

Let's see what Nvidia can do with the lesser versions of GK104 core and we might see a repeat of GF 460, 8800GT and GF4 Ti 4200 128MiB. ;)


GTX 580 performance for 220-250 Euros/$, YES please.

What's the rumoured ETA on that?
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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:50 pm

So has anyone actually managed to get one of these cards? Or to carry the pre-game party anology a little further, is everybody still standing around waiting for the rain delay (supply problems) to end. I see my local retailer has about 6 cards listed.. pre-order or back ordered.

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Re: Geforce GTX 680 pre-game party

Postposted on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:07 pm

hhhoudini wrote:So has anyone actually managed to get one of these cards? Or to carry the pre-game party anology a little further, is everybody still standing around waiting for the rain delay (supply problems) to end. I see my local retailer has about 6 cards listed.. pre-order or back ordered.

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I got one, it was very easy, just a matter of following the "right" forums (like EVGA's official forums). The cards are being sold by retailers like Newegg or EVGA every day, though they are being sold out in less than 30 minutes. Both Newegg and EVGA have auto-notify function, which is actually helpful if you know how to use it (if you have smartphone which can read e-mails and support "Push" functionality - set up an e-mail account with whatever e-mail provider which also supports "Push" function, or if you can - set your smartphone to automatically check e-mails as often as possible, preferably every minute or so).
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