Just a little update on the latest round of arm wrestling from AMD and Nvidia. AMD vendors answer-predictably- to the launch of the GTX 680 it seems is to wring every last MHz out of the HD 7970. PC Partner's AMD division, Sapphire, is about to unleash the HD 7970 Toxic. 1150MHz core, and 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1500MHz (6000 effective) 2 x 8pin PCI-E and 8+3 phase voltage regulation should ensure that the card lacks for nothing for further overclocking. PC Partner's Nvidia division, Zotac, seem equally ready to seperate the enthusiast from their disposable income with the GTX 680 Extreme Edition, promising a not-inconsiderable 1400MHz core clock (39% overclock over nominal 1006MHz "stock" frequency) For most people, the GTX 670Ti's long awaited launch seems nearly upon us. If the rumoured HD 7950 performance for HD 7870 price eventuates, it could well trigger a price reduction cascade* through AMD's product stack as well as laying waste to GTX 580/570 pricing...although with those cards being EOL and rumours of Nvidia possibly withholding TXAA support (Borderlands 2 etc) for Fermi based cards, you wouldn't think that Nvidia's board partners would be greatly inconvenienced unless price reductions threaten GTX 560Ti margins. * Assuming Nvidia/AIB's can get enough stock into the retail channel. Once vendors get the go ahead for creating their own GTX 680 flavours it would follow that availability should pick up....and on that note: Gigabyte GTX 680 OC (Windforce cooler) Colorful GTX 680 iGame Kudan EVGA GTX 680 FTW and FTW 4GB I'd assume that an MSI Lightning and Asus DCII/Matrix wouldn't be far away either. Thanks to 10% of the internet not devoted to online gambling, pr0n and celebrity gossip for the links.