Game-Debates GPU of the year 2012 results

Written by Luuk on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 12:33 PM

The poll has just closed, and the Game-Debate community has chosen their GPU of 2012.

As Pip is currently doing what he does best - sorting out hardware - I'll be here to go over the winner with you...

Overall, there weren't many surprises in 2012 regarding graphic cards. The two giants (AMD and Nvidia) were duking it out once again all year. So who came out on top? 

 

Third Place


This was the most nerve-wracking and exciting place, as the results of various cards were very close. However, only one GPU managed to claim the third place, with 17 votes, and it was ... the GeForce GTX 690

This card is one of the most powerful cards out there today. So you would ask yourself, if that is so, why didn't it get first place? Well, being one of the best performing cards out there naturally also makes it one of the most expensive GPU's. And as Pip stated, the GPU of 2012 will be determined on its price/performance ratio. 

Congratulations to the GTX 690 and Nvidia!

 

 

Second Place


The second place was conquered more convincingly, as it did not have much competition near it, aside from the GPU that managed to be the best GPU of 2012. 

The second place was once again a victory for Nvidia. It received the vote of our own hardware specialist, due to the accessible overclock possibilities. You guys already know what I'm talking about. It is of course, with 58 votes, the............ GeForce GTX 670!

Congratulations to the GTX 670 and once again, Nvidia!

 

 

First Place


Now who will receive Game-Debate's title of "GPU of the year 2012"? There will be no doubt about this result, as no one came near this GPU. It's power consumption is modest, saving costs and discarding the need of an extinguisher.

The title of "Graphics Processing Unit of the year 2012" will go, with a convincing count of 121 votes ... to The Radeon HD 7850!

 

The Radeon HD 7850 is capable of pretty much playing any game out there today on high or maximum settings, and that for a reasonable price. 

 

Congratulations to the Radeon Hd 7850 and AMD!

 

 

 

I want to thank everyone for voting and sharing your opinions. And of course, we must thank Pip for organising and managing all our hardware, and of course setting up this event. Thank you!

 

 

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16:37 Jan-16-2013

guys please tell me you just voted the gpu with the best performance because if you dind't let me ask you a question, would you ever be capaple of giving 1 thousand bucks(and even more) for that GPU?

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19:48 Jan-16-2013

Nope, never :D
You could get two GPUs with that money and run them in SLI/CrossFire ;)

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20:57 Jan-16-2013

Agree! ;)

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11:53 Jan-12-2013

Nice prize presentation

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01:54 Jan-12-2013

a 670 beats a 690, and amd beats nvidia. the world has ended, and 680 isnt even on the list... (dont reply)

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10:07 Jan-12-2013

hehe nice funny joke!!! =))))

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03:23 Jan-19-2013

thanks mr ignorant!

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16:24 Jan-19-2013

my pleasure mr nocheese!

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14:11 Jan-11-2013

i bought both ati 7850 and gtx660..at least 7850 got no.1 even in my opinions gtx 660 better..huhuhu

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14:27 Jan-11-2013

nice !! i like 660ti and 7950 for Gpu of the year!

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16:42 Jan-11-2013

Overclock i7-3770K by as much as 50%, I don't understand...

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12:44 Jan-11-2013

waw.. AMD beats Nvidia? now that's the buzz. though under-performed with GTX 690, the power it need just right amount in the mindful sense of heat produced. while mine got beaten lavishly, with a thought AMD in the right track NVidia should tread cautiously now :)

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13:16 Jan-11-2013

yes agree with you i think next gen drivers "Nvidia" it will be an finish for amd at all chapters price/performance! must be after this general opinion!
my opinion for this year was 660ti or 7950 best GPU of the year

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20:23 Jan-11-2013

hold on, mate. don't just finish 'em yet. can't be this year the end of AMD? wah..what I'm sayin' is that if we pursue value with decent gaming experience, now is AMD the go. but, competition is fierce. then, history would repeat itself. remember how nVidia acquisition of 3dfx? ;)

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20:32 Jan-11-2013

yes you right at value of decent gaming for very good money keeps pc gaming alive ! hehe!

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20:42 Jan-11-2013

for the best GPU this year, I'm thinkin' of something between 8880 and 760Ti. haha..

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20:49 Jan-11-2013

for 2013?

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20:53 Jan-11-2013

yeah..for this year. wait, maybe 770Ti is better suited :)

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20:54 Jan-11-2013

well 660ti is already an monster GPU!

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11:21 Jan-12-2013

yeah, for now.. who knows by the end of the year?

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11:23 Jan-12-2013

yes but we live in the present and must aprecciate the actual product on the market! who is a big evolution!

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11:20 Jan-11-2013

I think most people just voted for what they've got. ;)

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11:51 Jan-11-2013

me not, coz lappy gpus weren't on the list :Đ

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11:55 Jan-11-2013

Yeah most did, but not me :D

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12:57 Jan-15-2013

I didn't vote :/

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04:58 Jan-11-2013

Huff........ Atleast got to the second place.!

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08:32 Jan-11-2013

It's a great gpu bud, so no worries about first or second place or even no place at all ;D

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15:38 Jan-11-2013

:D Assembled it for my b'day.!

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23:26 Jan-10-2013

660ti or 7950 IMO : )

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20:40 Jan-10-2013

I knew i was making the right decision when i bought this card!! HD7850 is the best!!!

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15:49 Jan-10-2013

i am nvidia fan boy!!!! nvidia won 3rd and 2nd, which makes it the winner! 2:1!!!! >.&#60

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15:57 Jan-10-2013

I like your logic :D

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16:13 Jan-10-2013

i like the way u think too.lol

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16:26 Jan-10-2013

haha, if only it worked that way :P

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06:19 Jan-11-2013

Think of it this way. If 1st place was given 10 pts, 2nd place was given 7 pts, and third place was given 4 pts. nVidia would have 11 pts, vs AMD's 10 pts. nVidia's still the winner for bringing two powerful cards to the ranks. Lol.

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15:05 Jan-10-2013

surely people who voted are ati loyal fans, gtx680>7850.

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17:32 Jan-10-2013

They are looking price and performance. GTX 680 costs 400$, while 7850 costs about 165$ which means than if you buy 7850 you will save 235$ and get almost equal performance as gtx 680... Tell me now that you will rather buy gtx680 than 7850.

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17:39 Jan-10-2013

Almost equal? Let's not exaggerate :P

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23:29 Jan-10-2013

I may have exaggerated but 7850 can still run any game on ultra settings with max resolution and you will get pretty good framerate.

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00:04 Jan-11-2013

yes you can get two 7850's and still not reach the price of gtx 680 ....nvidia really has some fu**** up prices :/

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12:29 Jan-11-2013

thats what im talking about :)

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14:52 Jan-10-2013

7850 lately has become my favourite card , If everything goes well and cross your fingers that it does...:D ... I will be upgradeing this summer ^^

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14:05 Jan-10-2013

i think i am good so i won't say anything...

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14:15 Jan-10-2013

i think u r awesome!!!
so be quiet :D

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13:17 Jan-10-2013

I'm going to get a gtx 670 this month: for my birthday. :)

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13:19 Jan-10-2013

awwwwww yeah, awesome! =D

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13:57 Jan-10-2013

happy BD and GPU to U! :D

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12:57 Jan-10-2013

I couldnt actually believe that the gtx 690 made it to the third,did those guys checked the price of it before voting lol.

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13:12 Jan-10-2013

Ahahaha, yes but price to performance, it is good (Lol what am I saying) =P

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13:15 Jan-10-2013

You're talking gibberish Josh :D

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13:29 Jan-10-2013

ahahahah yeah well I can't stand up for Nvidia xD

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13:33 Jan-10-2013

It is good taken in the negative sense right :D

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12:04 Jan-10-2013

Congrats To all AMD 7850 Proud owners... its a great gpu! with the price range,,, and yeah amd has improved their driver quality recently so thats good! ...

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12:10 Jan-10-2013

So where is mister bavarc2's prize? =D

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10:29 Jan-10-2013

AMD is the BEST for its cheaper prices against NVIDIA (with approximately same performance)

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11:24 Jan-10-2013

Yeah sometimes =)

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08:55 Jan-10-2013

fair results I think,
AMD and nVidia should see it and make such "worthy" gpus in future :Đ

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13:55 Jan-10-2013

yes;)

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08:02 Jan-10-2013

As GTX670 owner. I always sad. Because every new drive nvidia released, the driver focus more to 680 and 660 only. I think 670 is adopted.

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13:24 Jan-10-2013

I think that the drivers focussed to the 680 will give a similar preformance boost to the 670 cause this two cards are very similars :)
Sorry for bad English :(

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13:28 Jan-10-2013

Don't worry, we can understand you :)
Actually the drivers only apply the additions to certain model numbers and the GTX 670 and the GTX 680 (although similar in other ways) have different model numbers :/

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07:29 Jan-10-2013

:)

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