I'm glad I didn't buy an AMD Radeon HD 7970. :)
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Cant help but notice that the 680 fairs worse than the 590? Odd
Reviews went up after I'd had my lunch :( so will have to read through tomorrow... but given that UK pricing on the 680 seems to match the 7970, AMD are going to have to take their new cards down to sensible prices rather than the takeAdvantageWhileWeCan prices they launched at. Hopefully nVidia don't take too long getting the rest of the stack out and put some price pressure on AMD elsewhere as well!
There'll be a 690 along at some point, and a 7990, both of which will be £500+ parts and pointlessly capable.
This is going to be fast! :D
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 announced for May 3rd: two Kepler GPUs for $999 « The Verge
Obviously they intend on saving the GK100 chip for the 700 series, then, if the 690 is just the dual GK104 (as is inkeeping, I suppose). That'll be an incredible card when it comes out.
With Ivy Bridge competition on the CPU side and Kepler competition on the GPU side, looks like AMD are in an unenviable position right now.
Got a GTX 680, and it's brilliant, max settings on BF3 and it never drops bellow 50fps, usually at 60. It's also a lot cooler than my previous card (550ti)
I'm after a gtx680 now too, shortage of supply has pushed up the prices dramatically :( Just in the process of building a gaming PC, tbh all I want it for is skyrim but looking to futureproof
420 is still a lot plus never heard of them!, I'm still kicking myself for not getting one from dabs when they were 375... (I think thats my hang up) That and 7970s are on par yet cheaper (just don't want radeon)
And ouch @Arthur... funny how $999 translates to £850 instead of the £620 the conversion rate would have you believe
I agree the 680 is the best card and it's the one that I want - just waiting for dust to settle and supply problems are sorted so prices can be a bit better :) (cash waiting)
ocuk have a 7970 today for £360 for instance.