Yeah it used to be a bigger difference between their desktop and laptop chips during fermi, probably due to the power consumption of the chips. What came to be the Kepler top-end chip is rather power efficient so I guess they really could introduce it for mobile devices as well. (Though there is still plenty of deceiving models like the GTX 670M and 675M which are fermi.)
I'm still convinced that they initially planned something else than GK104 in the desktop 680, though.
Last edited by Wries; 2012-12-10 at 01:53 PM.
YOU PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND MY PAIN!!!
No, but seriously, I could have gotten the 570 at the time I got the 560 Ti (though I DID get the MSI TFII 560 Ti OC for only $213, so that was nice... This was June 2011) and I regret it. Back then I was just like "well, WoW is like, all I play. So, why should I get a 570?
Dumbest mistake ever, since I quit WoW for good less than 2 months later...
Im just happy with my 7970, altho i guess i would have also been with a 7950. But getting a 1440p screen this week so, the extra power is good. Making me more happy with the 7970 :P
But deltrus, look at it this way. Your need to upgrade is sooner --> new stuff to play with.
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Rift and Skyrim are the two main ones.
Rift is VERY GPU-intensive, on top of VERY CPU-intensive. I barely run it even on high and I cannot get constant 60 fps unless out in one of the old zones. - The new zones for Storm Legion are very demanding.
Skyrim I'd like to go mega-mod mode on, but I feel getting a better GPU first would be a good idea.http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/11/19/skyrim-graphics-mods/
If you want an argument Ill say your wrong, facts are facts its Gk104 all chips of the line are too similar to each other to even remotely start a this is closer to this argument, the mobile performance is probably on par w/ the 670 but they are both as similar to 680's as each other, that and the fact that they start 680 and make every subsequent gpu from the top model on down.