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  1. #241
    any1 know a gd place to get the new gtx680 as i am looking in getting 2 running in SLI (i am in the UK) i seen overclockers prices but it looks like it will be cheaper to get 2 from the us and get them shipped over

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Not in the US Drunken. The cheapest 7970 on NewEgg is $549.99, all of the 680s are $499.99.
    Thus why I added "here," the differences float entirely from one to another.

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    Yeah, I know, I was just pointing out that there is a considerable difference between the two here in the US.

    $50 cheaper for a bit more performance seems like a no-brainer, I guess it's good I waiting on ordering a video card lol. I was very close to ordering a 7970 a couple days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    $50 cheaper for a bit more performance seems like a no-brainer, I guess it's good I waiting on ordering a video card lol. I was very close to ordering a 7970 a couple days ago.
    There isnt really any performance difference between them other than benchmarks, in games the FPS is indentical between the 2, but yeah, still $50 cheaper so as you said, a no brainer.
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    I'm amazed yet again, I know what I'm going to use on my next build.

    However, I've got one question.
    Why do they bother making reference cards? Why not immediately jump on the aftermarket coolers?
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    Generally speaking, reference cards are just the template. The producers have to spend some time, like it or not, to adapt their existing or new technology to fit the new card(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Not in the US Drunken. The cheapest 7970 on NewEgg is $549.99, all of the 680s are $499.99.
    Same on newegg.ca
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    The Nvidia 680 seems to be pretty quiet, I'm very curious as to how quiet they will be able to make the card with aftermarket coolers!

    They went from 50+ decibel to 36 with the Sapphire cooler on the 7950/7970.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudejoss View Post
    any1 know a gd place to get the new gtx680 as i am looking in getting 2 running in SLI (i am in the UK) i seen overclockers prices but it looks like it will be cheaper to get 2 from the us and get them shipped over

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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    However, I've got one question.
    Why do they bother making reference cards? Why not immediately jump on the aftermarket coolers?
    Because not everyone has a high end case with good airflow; Some people really are sitting with HP-computers and whatnot, where airflow isn't even first, second or even fifth priority.
    Reference-coolers are designed to work with all cases and situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Because not everyone has a high end case with good airflow; Some people really are sitting with HP-computers and whatnot, where airflow isn't even first, second or even fifth priority.
    Reference-coolers are designed to work with all cases and situations.
    I think he's asking why they release this videocard, instead of releasing them with aftermarket coolers, which have better airflow and sound output for usually about the same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickz View Post
    I think he's asking why they release this videocard, instead of releasing them with aftermarket coolers, which have better airflow and sound output for usually about the same price.
    And that was what I was answering.

    Aftermarket coolers depend on having a case with good airflow, otherwise a reference design cooler will be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    And that was what I was answering.

    Aftermarket coolers depend on having a case with good airflow, otherwise a reference design cooler will be better.
    A card with bigger, better fans and bigger heatsinks requires better airflow than a entire closed card with 1 tiny fan?

    That doesn't make sense O.o
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    Because it'd choke the darn thing.

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    any1 know rougly when the aftermarket coolers will be out i am trying to whether or not to buy 2xmsi gtx680 today or to wait a week or 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Because it'd choke the darn thing.
    Exactly this. Aftermarket coolers take up more space, and require good airflow to function properly, where the reference designs use external air to cool the card over internal air.

    I'm very satisfied with the initial results - now I just have to patiently await the GK110 cards to see how much larger the gap gets this generation, though I do smell either a Twin Frozr or DC 680 in my future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudejoss View Post
    any1 know rougly when the aftermarket coolers will be out i am trying to whether or not to buy 2xmsi gtx680 today or to wait a week or 2
    Tough to tell, but I would imagine probably a month plus. The manufacturers don't have enough cards as it is right now, and they have to develop the coolers to fit the 680. If you're only talking about waiting 1-4 weeks, I'd buy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uggorthaholy View Post
    Tough to tell, but I would imagine probably a month plus. The manufacturers don't have enough cards as it is right now, and they have to develop the coolers to fit the 680. If you're only talking about waiting 1-4 weeks, I'd buy now.
    hmmmmmm i think i will just get 2 now then thanks

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    Currently using a 6970 just on stock settings. Anyone know if I would see a decent gain by going to just a single 7970, or 680 when they drop?

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    I don't know if the performance increase would be worth the price, tbh...

    OT: Is the general consensus that, if we need a GPU now, we should go ahead and buy a reference cooled card instead of waiting for aftermarket cooled cards?

  20. #260
    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    OT: Is the general consensus that, if we need a GPU now, we should go ahead and buy a reference cooled card instead of waiting for aftermarket cooled cards?
    from what i can see yes people dont seem to be wanting to wait the 3-4 weeks

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