Tuesday, March 13th 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Up To 40% Faster Than Radeon HD 7970: NVIDIA

GPU vendors tend to give out their own performance figures of the products they're launching, compared to competitors' products. In one such comparison, allegedly of the GeForce GTX 680, doing rounds on the internet, NVIDIA's new GPU was evaluated by its makers be be over 40% faster than the Radeon HD 7970 in some tests. Keeping Radeon HD 7970 as a baseline, NVIDIA presented its performance figures for the GeForce GTX 680's leads over it, and Radeon HD 7950's trails under it. Results of as many as 15 tests were presented, from 7 games/benchmarks. All benchmarks were run with and without AA. The one test that caught the eye is Battlefield 3 with "4xAA". Experts we spoke to think NVIDIA could be using FXAA algorithm. In any case, NVIDIA looks to be confident of taking back the fastest-GPU crown from AMD.

Source: NGF Community
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192 Comments on GeForce GTX 680 Up To 40% Faster Than Radeon HD 7970: NVIDIA

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
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#2
yogurt_21
lol gotta love marketing slides, always seem to overstate by alot. Although 5-10% faster isn't out of the question.
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#3
Jstn7477
Highly anticipating a review for this card when it's released. If it ends up destroying the 7950/7970 I may switch to NVIDIA, once prices are less than $550 of course. These things must fold like crazy in F@H with 1536 shaders (if Stanford has good support for them and the shaders are somewhat strong).
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
NDA should be lifted soon right?
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#5
Crap Daddy
This is pure fake. Based on that pcinlife "leak", don't know where I put it which said base clock 1050 and memory 1425. Anyway I'm expecting up to 10% better average Wizz's review.
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#6
Sihastru
by: brandonwh64
NDA should be lifted soon right?
Some say on the 22nd this month.
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#9
Sasqui
by: yangwangbrock
talking is cheap
Yep, "we shall see"... as they say :)
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#10
xaira
195 watt tdp...not bad... someone was really eager to get the base clock to 1.0ghz
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#11
TheMailMan78
Big Member
So in real world at best 20%. Still thats a NICE boost!
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#12
LDNL
20%? More like 5-15% with some driver "improvements" with BF3
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#13
Fairlady-z
What do you guys think is it worth the effort to return my 2 7970's and get two 680's? I play on 5760x1080 resolution most of the time. I am worried that the 2gb wouldn't be enough for that type of resolution.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: LDNL
20%? More like 5-15% with some driver "improvement" with BF3
I'm gonna give them AT BEST 20%. We should start a pool.
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#15
erocker
by: Fairlady-z
What do you guys think is it worth the effort to return my 2 7970's and get two 680's? I play on 5760x1080 resolution most of the time. I am worried that the 2gb wouldn't be enough for that type of resolution.
I'd wait for some reviews first. :)
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#17
Jurassic1024
by: Sihastru
Some say on the 22nd this month.
23rd
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#18
Fairlady-z
by: erocker
I'd wait for some reviews first. :)
by: Fairlady-z
What do you guys think is it worth the effort to return my 2 7970's and get two 680's? I play on 5760x1080 resolution most of the time. I am worried that the 2gb wouldn't be enough for that type of resolution.
Yeah, id love to but I am pressed for time as of how long I can wait. I got 3 days left to return these bad boys. I usually always buy Nvidia cards, but thought it be nice to switch up no complaints here. Now if I can have better performance for the same money why not right.
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#19
Vulpesveritas
by: Fairlady-z
What do you guys think is it worth the effort to return my 2 7970's and get two 680's? I play on 5760x1080 resolution most of the time. I am worried that the 2gb wouldn't be enough for that type of resolution.
Wait for reviews. I'm personally not sure how it's possible to fit three times the cuda cores than are in a gtx 580 on a chip roughly half the size and the like. Unless nvidia is running 3d transistors and has invented a miracle cooling solution or something.
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#21
MoonPig
These charts always make me giggle.

nVidia, oh you...

2 months late to the game? 5-10% increase?
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#23
R_1
They should charge $800 for GTX 680. :nutkick: $770 for performance and additional $30 for CUDA and Physics. In Europe price should be $1000. We like expensive stuff. :laugh:
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#24
kajson
I wonder if AMD will release a performance driver one day before the NDA lifts, they did that with 5xxx I think.
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#25
devguy
Sorry, but what resolution was this at?
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