680M is OUT!

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by ironminded, Jun 4, 2012.

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  1. ironminded

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    When I go to configure it, the estimated ship date: July 5. :(

    EDIT: also - it's ~$300 more than the 7970M!
     
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    Thank god, now maybe AMD will feel more pressure to release some decent drivers for those of us who are using 7970m's.
     
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    maybe AMD is waiting for official scores from the 680M ;) :D
     
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    AWESOME! Right after getting 7970M, too. I'm eager to see how it runs. AMD needs some pressure to release a good driver. These cards are beasts, though.
     
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    It will be interesting to see the "official" benches for the 680M as compared to the 7970M.

    While memory isn't everything the 680 looks hefty - 1300+ cuda cores and 4gb's of memory on a single card.

    I'm tempted to get the 680M just for the cuda availability. I'm teaching myself to code and being able to code into a cuda environment would be interesting.
     
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    So the card is still not available until July...

    Maybe we'd have something like 6990M then...;)

    +$300 is a big downside...

    PS: AMD is 100% surely need some pressure to be more serious, can't believe there is still no official driver for 7970M even though it has been around the market more then a month!!!:(

    Do love all the features that NV cards provide, driver is really a big thumbs up for NV.
     
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    1300+ cuda core? Yeah right, if that is true one card will do P10000 3Dmark11.
     
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    I expect the GTX 680M SLI will be absolutely amazing, and worth every penny of the extra money.
     
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    default single GTX680M = P7400~P7600
    default single Radeon 7970M = P5800~P6000
     
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