Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
I generally agree with that statement but you are making it sound as though the performance is bad. I hate the restrictions on voltage control but even at stock volts the numbers they are getting in the specific benchmarks are still quite beastly. There's nothing wrong with the card's performance, just the software limitations...
Oh dude i'm not trying to take away from the performance at all obviously it's a beastly card. In fact if there is one thing about the 680 I'm jealous about it's performance in a couple games like BF3. Even with my high OC I will not be able to match a similarly clocked 680 in framerate.
Still though I didn't think with both cards maxed out the 680 was going to be much faster then the 7970 and after reading that thread and a couple of the newer reviews I'm not sure anymore the 680 is actually the faster card. If I was a 680 owner it would annoy me to no end that my card throttled when running under 80 degrees. I don't think anyone here wanted that going into it.
Hopefully non-reference cards take this feature out or someone figures out how to do it through a bios flash or some sort of software because it seems right now options are limited.