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Are the 680s STILL out of stock?!?

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I suppose this shows Nvidia can't really beat AMD since Radeon HD 5000 series. What's the point in designing a card which you are incapable of reliably producing in satisfactory amounts?
I'm pretty sure stock is just flying off the shelves. Literally. They had a ton of 670 and they're all gone too.
 
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worth is dictated by what the buyer is willing to pay. I personally don't buy cut down cards. If you go for a "value" based solution, more power to you. :thumbsup:
$100 less for a pretty much equal card. And if the 670 can clock higher you might even get a faster card for $100 less.

I'm getting a little old. 31. I still remember when $100 was a lot of money.
 

Don Karnage

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I suppose this shows Nvidia can't really beat AMD since Radeon HD 5000 series. What's the point in designing a card which you are incapable of reliably producing in satisfactory amounts?
Is that a joke? Nvidia is killing Amd. No one wants a 79xx series
 

QuantumPion

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I suppose this shows Nvidia can't really beat AMD since Radeon HD 5000 series. What's the point in designing a card which you are incapable of reliably producing in satisfactory amounts?
Lol what? That has to be the most delusional fanboy statement I've ever seen. The 670 and 680 are so popular they can't stay in stock for more than an hour, and that means Nvidia's product is a failure? :colbert:
 

guskline

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Yeah. It didn't even cross my mind to buy a 7970 at this point. Either 680 or just stick with my 580.
Have you tried other suppliers other than newegg? I think if you google GTX 680 and you are willing to pay more you can find someone that has a GTX 680 for sale.

The problem ??? How much more will it cost.:(
 

guskline

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As I type this Newegg has GTX 670s in stock, no GTX 680s and a "boatload" of Radeon 7970s
 

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As I type this Newegg has GTX 670s in stock, no GTX 680s and a "boatload" of Radeon 7970s
There are a lot of 680s available outside of the egg. The 670 is still a better buy, but 680s can be had. You can also buy a 690 from evga if you want too. They sell it in a bundle with the SR-2, and you can just sell that via Amazon or ebay...
 

guskline

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Don: Moron? let's be kind. The 7970 Lightning is a heck of a card but I paid less for a reference GTX 680.

I think the question should be are you willing to pay $599 for the MSI Lightning 7970 when with a little effort a reference GTX 680 can be bought for less.
 

guskline

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There are a lot of 680s available outside of the egg. The 670 is still a better buy, but 680s can be had. You can also buy a 690 from evga if you want too. They sell it in a bundle with the SR-2, and you can just sell that via Amazon or ebay...
Agreed. You will just pay more.
 

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For anyone who still wants to get a 680 over the 670:

ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC on Amazon $530

Gigabyte 680 on Amazon for $520

What moron is going to pay 600 dollars for a 7970 Lightning?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127670
That price is a joke now. On air, most lightnings in reviews failed to reach beyond 1200mhz, and even then that's 50% more expensive than a $400 Gigabyte Windforce 670. Performance difference will be like 5% once both are overclocked.
 
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MaxPayne63

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I was only checking Newegg and Amazon and managed to snag a 680 within a day or two of deciding to buy one. As others have said shipments come in pretty often, it's just they get sold out very quickly. There's a thread at [H] for listing when they're in stock - anyone interested might try checking there in addition to here.
 

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I see 680s on Ebay and it doesn't seem like there is are a lot of people rushing to get them. They are, naturally, priced above MSRP but same range as retailers like Newegg are pricing at. But I don't see bid wars pushing 680s to say, $600. Maybe $520-530. And the Buy it Now models, which are always price inflated, are just sitting there ignored.

I think most people really are just waiting for Newegg or elsewhere to buy at MSRP. I don't think someone buying $500 on Newegg should expect a big profit if they attempt to Ebay it. Might even have a hard time getting it sold above cost of shipping.

That stinks though because I have one still unopened. Wish I sold it when fools were paying $700 in the first couple days on Ebay.
 

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To folks who still cling to the belief that NV puts gamers first, dream on.

GTX 670 is the gaming card--using a cut down GK104.

Most uncut GK104 chips go into Tesla K10 dual-GPU professional boards that sell for multiple times what a GTX 690 would sell for. http://www.amazon.com/PNY-DisplayPor.../dp/B0044XUD1U (That's a Quadro board but still gives you an idea of how much a Fermi-based Tesla board might cost.) According to vr-zone, Tesla K10 and K20 have more than 150,000 pre-orders, meaning 300,000 GPUs that won't be going into GeForce cards.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/how-the-geforce-gtx-690-is-a-prime-example-of-nvidia-reshaped-/15786.html

The leftover GK104 chips go into GeForce GTX 680. This number will go up as Tesla demand is satisfied, freeing up GK104s for use in GeForce cards.

Similarly, the first batches of GK110 are already claimed by Tesla pre-orders:

http://techreport.com/articles.x/22989/3

http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-s-monster-gpu-for-tesla-k20-2013-geforce-and-quadro-cards/15884.html

Nvidia is prioritizing profits over gross revenue, and this is absolutely the right thing to do when capacity-constrained. I always thought it was so stupid of NV to release Fermi to gamers first, but in hindsight maybe we helped debug things for them or whatever, giving them more time to get drivers together for Quadro and Tesla. In any case, I would rather that gamers continue to kvetch about not getting GK110 in GeForce cards this year, and instead having those GPUs go into HPC cards that solve real-world problems like drilling/seismic/financial/medical imaging problems.

If it's any consolation, Quadro is in the same boat we are: they aren't getting any Kepler-based Quadros until Kepler-based Tesla cards ship first, either.

Expect to see cut-down GK110 chips for GeForce GTX gaming-grade cards sometime next year, after some of the initial Tesla demand is met.
 
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Ordering a 680 on launch day will go down as one of my smarter moves ever in regards to computers. I was really waffling on that decision at the time, and bit the bullet... Had it within a couple weeks, along with parts for a whole new rig, and I've been enjoying it for a month and a half. It's totally awesome. If I had played the prudent role and waited for reviews to pour in, I probably still wouldn't have my machine built.
I bought a 5870 on launch. Best thing I ever did. Got a 680 when I was strolling through Frys and they had them in stock. Snagged one. I wouldn't say it was smart on my part but I've certainly been on the better side of luck on my last video card purchases.
 

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