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    Default Coming Down

    For those waiting for the 7970 to start dropping in price.

    First one on the EGG.
    And free shipping.
    Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    Later

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    Default Re: Coming Down

    It had to happen sooner or later. It may keep snowballing too. I hope so.

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    Default Re: Coming Down

    according to this article , the price won't fall as much unless NVIDIA really flooded AMD boat.

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    Default Re: Coming Down

    Well, I'm not going to wait past the 680 3 or 4 gig card when I finally pull the trigger.
    I don't care whats on the horizon past that card. Always going to be another one just ahead of that one.

    The 680 slightly out performs the 7970 until you get into the Eye-Infinity area and multiple monitors or Ultra Hi Rez
    on a 30" monitor. 3gigs and a 384 bandwidth are in the 7970 cards favor there, Plus you can manually clock the 7970
    with good cooling to equal or slightly out perform the Auto clock feature of the 680.

    Cost of the 4 gig 680 going to be the deciding factor.
    $575.00 or under will work for me.

    Both good cards that should hold you over for a Gen or two, Or three

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    Default Re: Coming Down

    60 days gents, give it 60 days till Nvidea really hits the supply chain.

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    Default Re: Coming Down

    Both cards are good and if you are not doing multi monitors or the monitor less than 30", then the gtx680 is a better choice due to its price.
    Even with 2G of vram, it's still pull good frame rates. And, of course higher mem has more advantage at high res displaying.

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