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GTX 680 Generally Faster Than HD 7970: New Benchmarks

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. MxPhenom 216

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    at this point i think we can all assume that 28nm cards will be able to overclock damn well.
     
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    Haha yes... guess I missed the details.Sorry:respect:
     
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    driver issues go back and forth dude for both companies:nutkick:

    and honestly driver issues i havent had nor my customers since before cat 4.3 were launched
     
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    Good for you, i've been delaing with flickering secondary monitors since the 5-series launch. it took AMD 6 months to get rid of cursor issues on multi-monitor 5-series, even. Drivers issues DO persist on either side, and you're very fortunate to not run into any no matter what brand of GPU you use.
     
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    I'm still scratching my head on why 7870 beats 7970 on crysis 2.

    The only way those drivers are for real is that amd had done it on purpose so nvidia saw fake results.....still i call it BS.
     
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    So, you're saying that AMD has no respect for the faithful followers who bought with hard earned cash their high-end cards and deliberately did not release a driver for the 7970/50 cards just to launch it in time to spoil Nvidia's expected success with Fermi?

    Do you know that as we speak the cards are probably benched against the GTX680? Do you think that the reviewers already have this magical driver and what makes you think that NV will not release an equally magical driver in the close future?
     
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    I agree, that is very interesting. :)
     
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    2 Things I found most interesting;

    1. That Temperature Graph, barely breaks 40-45c.
    2. On the GPU-Z reading it doesn't list PhysX as supported.
     
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    A "performance" driver from AMD isn't that far fetched once you factor in the immaturity of thr GCN architecture but whether it will happen or not is complete guess work.

    I have personally seen reasonable boosts in Eyefinity from the Launch driver to the RC11 driver so it is possible under the right conditions.

    Of course the same could be said for Kepler.

    We will simply have to wait for proper reviews before drawing any conclusions.

    I for one am only interested in Eyefinity / Surround resolution results on a single card.
     
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    Don't you love new members that made an account just to flame here about Nvidia and AMD ? browsed the topic and found a few 2012 march members :) .
     
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    Very true, RC11-12.2 are fantastic boosts compared to launch, but the same can be said for Nvidia's drivers, its not like they won't tweak performance with future driver releases as well.
     
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    yes I'm an NVfanboy, but I try to be neutral here. HD6970 is against GTX 570 both price and performance (although 6970 is slightly faster). You better see this chart.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
     
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    hope they do drop prices of gtx 570 to that point. I am not amd guy,like them more than nvidia by miserable small margin,cause they always had better price performance ratio,nothing more.
     
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    I take nvidia almost always. Mainly because of the features they have for the games I play. Mainly good AF and Ambient Occlusion for games like Skyrim
     
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    its a little off topic but...
    I will go with some of these 7870,7850,gtx570,6970,6950,gtx560ti,depending on the price/performance in my country at the time of my purchase (250e max).

    about gtx680 vs 7970 it a very tough competition ,cant wait to see real review and a nice price drops. :)
     
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    Once upon a time the game developers were pushing the boundaries of graphic quality and performance capability of graphic cards and then Xbox360 and PS3 came up and than the progress stopped.
    I don`t care if they invented eternity without software hardware is nothing. There is not a game that can`t be maxed out with three generation older graphic card.
     
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    BF3 would make that statement crash and burn. So some developers are still pushing the limits of PC hardware.
     
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    no. Battlefield could be pushed even harder with better optimizations.
     
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    BF3 is already optimized to high hell. It runs better than most DX11 games and looks gorgeous. BF3 on low still looks better than most other DX11 games on high, while giving a comperable or better frame rate.
     
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    There is something interesting in this gallery ;)

    http://imgur.com/a/ZFVDq

    Thanks to the person who grabbed these off the gallery before they went offline (not me). :respect:

    e: something to get your attention
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    and how does the 7950 perform faster then the 7970 unless the 7950 was OC'd???

    ahhh i see.... its performance per watt not performance vs other cards.
     
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    And disclaimer: those are off TH site directly. Personally I think their reviews are a bit off always. Perf/w difference between tahiti and gk104 is probably smaller with large game selection and higher resolution.
     

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