...and that would be why I haven't upgraded yet.APWNH wrote:Amazon is selling GeForce GTX680's at over $600.
well first off it's more money and it offers only a little more performance and a little less power consumption.However at this bleeding edge a GTX 680 is much preferable: More performance, less power. It's a no-brainer, really.
APWNH wrote:JustAnEngineer wrote:Problem solved:APWNH wrote:I don't have an 8 pin PCI-e power plug.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812887001
Do you think the PSU is up to the task? It seems like full load draw with a 7970 will be somewhere approaching 400W. This little PSU can *probably* handle it. I wonder how the 7970 compares to the gtx260 in power consumption.
I will say it's handled the 2500K @ 4.5Ghz with the GTX260 quite well. Very stable.
Sapphire 7950 is looking mighty good at this point. 3GB of VRAM. Yes. Do want.
Edit: One more point of consideration though. I'd like better-than-average cooling (2 or more fans preferred). My setup is really cramped.
Thanks again JAE. You're a machine!
Update: According to this page the 7950 (and 7970 of course) both consume a good bit more power than the AMD 4870, which is pretty similar in power usage to the GTX 260. A 7970 may be pushing my PSU almost 100W harder. I think I'd go with the safer option with the 7950.
TurtlePerson2 wrote:I bought a 6950 last summer for $250. It still sells for the same price. I just saw that there was a sale on a similar card for $200, but that sale seems to have ended.
I expect that prices will dip when the mid-range 7*** series and 6** series cards come out. Still it's strange that a piece of high end computer hardware could have the same price tag after 1 year.
Yep, that's the point being made. Oh, and, the mid-range 7*** cards /are/ out. The HD 6950 was actually selling for less (around $215-220) /before/ the 7800 cards launched.TurtlePerson2 wrote:I bought a 6950 last summer for $250. It still sells for the same price. I just saw that there was a sale on a similar card for $200, but that sale seems to have ended. I expect that prices will dip when the mid-range 7*** series and 6** series cards come out. Still it's strange that a piece of high end computer hardware could have the same price tag after 1 year.
Chrispy_ wrote:A good place to get comparisons of both current GPUs and also VERY VERY OLD GPUs is here:
I know it's only one benchmark, but it is better than nothing....
FYI, the GTX260 gets 1748 points, the 7770 gets 1980 points. In other words, two years of progress gets you 15% more performance for 33% less money.
But, the 7770 is lousy value for money. If you buy a radeon 6850, for example, you can get 60% more performance than the GTX260 for 33% less money.
It's not apples-to-apples, but performance per dolloar seems to have followed Moore's law, near enough.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Radeon HD6970
APWNH wrote:Double posting is bad forum etiquette but I don't care, because I just put in a pre-order on Amazon for an EVGA GTX 680 model 02G-P4-2680-KR, the vanilla model.
It "requires" a 38A +12V rail. My PSU's sticker says 36A.
APWNH wrote:So I cancelled the 680 pre-order and should be receiving this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125414
by Friday. Hopefully.
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