Originally Posted by raghu78
Nobody needs to believe what you say unless you have factual proof. As for what version of drivers hardocp were using . read the end of the first page in the review.
"We used ForceWare 305.37 and AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL."
How did you come to tell that the drivers were 301.42. were you just guessing. this is what happens when people get over protective about their purchase.
Nobody? speak about yourself .
Skyrim at 8x AA + Quality Ambient Occlusion.
6.0 GHz vs 7.2 GHz gave me 11% increase in the same spot.
I lost almost 8.5% in Heaven Benchmark by going down from 3602 to 3005 (stock) at the same core clock 1304 MHz.
The bandwidth bottleneck increase as the core clock increase, the Asus card in HardOCP is very bandwidth limited at 6.34 GHz.
If they got a decent card I am sure it will beat that HD7950. Unfortunately their samples of GTX 660 Ti/7950 OC very well but that GTX 670 was very weak and didn't represent his fellas very well.
This benchmark is like comparing a bad clocker 7970 @ 1100 MHz to a HD7950 @ 1200 MHz.
I am sure if that happens some idiot will sum it up that the 7950 beats every 7970 at max overclock.
It must be a good clocker vs another good clocker to get an apple-to-apple comparison.
next time make sure to do your research before posting your theoretical nonsense as you don't own the card.
As I said before 305.37 is a developer driver which is the same as 304.79 just with a new version of OpenCL. 304.79 didn't bring extra performance to the table. it was aimed to increase stability and to improve 3DVision support.