Originally Posted by Masked
I was actually more/less making a point about expectations.
Right now, soft to soft, it is a 23% TO a 78% difference...That doesn't make that slide nor the mean, 78%...
In fact, your only as strong as the weakest link in this world...so, yes, a 23% minimum improvement is still under Nvidia's 480-580 gain last year.
I don't need to read considering I already have the 7970s and have had samples for months...Like I said, you're only as strong as your weakest link and the weakest link right now, NOT OC'D is 15%...
If Nvidia's next gen's lowest scaled improvement is 25%...According to you, that's a failure and it's absolutely far from.
In my eye, ATI's improvement from last gen is only 23%...Sorry but, that's reality.
lol mate. the weakest link between 480/580 is even less than 10%. 23% maybe in the best exceptional cases.
But the average is 15-18% which is good for a product refresh.
The 580 was just a refresh with higher clocks & better cooler than the 480.
However the GTX 680 Is a whole new architecture & should have outstanding performance compared to the 580.
You're considering the weakest link in your judgment. But what all I care about is average link. If it is 35-40% better then it is very good. I don't care about lowest scaled improvement though.
Actually your weakest link judgment is a little bit flawed. I can test Half Life 2 with both a 580 an a 590 and get 300 fps with both and say the difference is 0 percent between them
I don't want GTX 680 to be another Bulldozer TBH lol
.Edited by HeadlessKnight - 1/17/12 at 10:55am