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?
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!
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!
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!