Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › 7970 vs GTX 680 - Who is the real KING? UPDATE: 7970 ~8% better clock per clock
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

7970 vs GTX 680 - Who is the real KING? UPDATE: 7970 ~8% better clock per clock  

Poll Results: AMD 7970 of GTX 680, Who is King?

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
  • 62% (214)
    GTX 680
344 Total Votes  
post #1 of 679
Thread Starter 
Ok , lets see some overclocking performance! thumb.gif

277


3DMark 11 - L2N Results, GTX 680 vs AMD 7970 - Performance Setting




First Corner: AMD


Intel i7 3960x @ 5.2 ghz
MSI 7970 @ 1800 Mhz
4Gb DDR3 @ 2314 Mhz



Score: P15035


Link

---


Second Corner: Nvidia


Intel i7 3930k @ 5.5 ghz
EVGA GTX 680 @ 1842 Mhz
4 Gb DDR3 @ 2400 Mhz



Score: P14912


Link



--


WINNER : AMD


----

Not only is the Nvidia GPU clocked higher, so is the memory, and the CPU clock. Despite these advantages, the 7970 manages to squeeze out a higher score!




EDIT: The GTX 680 actually turbos to 1110 Mhz, so this is the stock clock used when comparing to a 925 Mhz 7970. Clock per clock is a completely different ball game, and it is important to note because these cards are designed to overclock.

UPDATE: Check here you can see that an overclocked 7970 gets very close and usually passes an overclocked gtx 680 in performance. VR Zone giving the GTX 680 a worse score (8.5, vs 9.0) than the AMD 7970, even given its lower price. Keep in mind the GTX 680 still has a 4.3% OC limit advantage in this specific benchmark. (GTX 680 @ 1335/1800 Mhz AMD 7970 @ 1280/1860 Mhz).

454
No Clear Winner....



source: Xbit Labs

QUOTE:


And finally we can compare the performance boost each card gets from overclocking. It’s clear the AMD Radeon HD 7970 benefits more from overclocking in nearly every test both in 1920x1080 and in 2560x1600.


source


Also seen here, we can see overclocked performance is pretty much a tie! Note the GTX 680 is at 1300+ Mhz, while the 7970 is only at 1125 mhz




This is from techpowerUP


700




As seen here, we can see across all resolutions the 7970 @ 925 / 1375 Mhz vs GTX 680 @ 1058 / 1502 Mhz we only see a +6% difference. Note to get to the clocks of the 680, the 7970 will have to be overclocked +14.4%/+9.2% for clock/memory.



Now compare these TWO reviews from OCC. they are using identical hardware, and most tests are identical. Watch the 7970 @ 1235/1730 Mhz wipe the floor with the GTX 680 @ 1305/1563 Mhz IN EVERY SINGLE TEST. (Well almost heh)


source 1 - gtx 680 OC


source 2 - 7970 OC

So who really is the Clear winner? Clock per clock the battle gets really close, and maximum overclocks are very close as well.. I dont see why so many review sites jumped the gun to say its the clear victor, when the stock clocks are so high when compared to the 7970. If for instance, Sapphire does release their 1335 Mhz 7970 (here), this would be the victor just based off its clocks alone. With this in mind, there isnt a clear winner.

EDIT: Clock per clock comparison from Pro Nvidia OBR

700

source

HE ACTUALLY MADE A MISTAKE IT LOOKS LIKE THE 7970 IS ~8.0% BETTER ON AVERAGE CLOCK PER CLOCK, NOT 1.8%, I DID THE MATH AVERAGING MY SELF! DO IT TO CONFIRM!

WINNER: AMD

http://AMDFX.blogspot.com
Edited by polyzp - 3/29/12 at 7:37pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8150 - 4.90 ghz  GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 (Rev. 1.1) XFX 6990 + Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler 24/7... 8192 MB - OC 1988 9-9-9-24-1T Team Xtreem 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
240 GB Revodrive 3 X2 Windows 7 SP1 1000 W OCZ ZX series - 80 Gold HAF 932 - Windy Tunnel - 22 Fans 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8150 - 4.90 ghz  GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 (Rev. 1.1) XFX 6990 + Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler 24/7... 8192 MB - OC 1988 9-9-9-24-1T Team Xtreem 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
240 GB Revodrive 3 X2 Windows 7 SP1 1000 W OCZ ZX series - 80 Gold HAF 932 - Windy Tunnel - 22 Fans 
  hide details  
post #2 of 679
You realize kingpin already broke the world record with the 680?
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
post #3 of 679
Quote:
Originally Posted by polyzp View Post

http://AMDFX.blogspot.com

doh.gif
350D RIVG 3930K
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage IV Gene MSI GTX 680 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 480GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Corsair H100i Windows 8 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PB287Q, BenQ XL2420T,LG 29EA93V Samsung PN59D550 59" 3D TV Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja Cherry MX Black Switch... Corsair AX 760i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 350D Steelseries Rival + Razer Mosue Bunge Steelseries QCK+ EG Genelec 6010 SurroundPak Nearfield 5.1 Speaker ... 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser PC G4ME Zero AKG K712 Asus Xonar Essence One ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT 990 600Ω Sennheiser PC 360 Herman Miller Embody + Envelop Lamptron FC5V2 
  hide details  
350D RIVG 3930K
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage IV Gene MSI GTX 680 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 480GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Corsair H100i Windows 8 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PB287Q, BenQ XL2420T,LG 29EA93V Samsung PN59D550 59" 3D TV Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja Cherry MX Black Switch... Corsair AX 760i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 350D Steelseries Rival + Razer Mosue Bunge Steelseries QCK+ EG Genelec 6010 SurroundPak Nearfield 5.1 Speaker ... 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser PC G4ME Zero AKG K712 Asus Xonar Essence One ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT 990 600Ω Sennheiser PC 360 Herman Miller Embody + Envelop Lamptron FC5V2 
  hide details  
post #4 of 679
Great research on this data but it may be a little to early to compare on release day! I feel they will be neck and neck in overclocking!

BTW, Why do you have my wife as your AVATAR!!!!!!
The Machine
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-3930K @ 4.7Ghz 1.34v ASUS X79 Sabertooth  MSI GTX 780 G-Skill Snipers 1900 mhz 16gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64Gb boot, WD Caviar Black 1TB LG Blue-ray Noctua NH-D14 2011(Yate Loon -P14-Yate Loon) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer HN274H 1080P 120Hz Corsair HX850 CM HAF 912 (Modded) 
  hide details  
The Machine
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-3930K @ 4.7Ghz 1.34v ASUS X79 Sabertooth  MSI GTX 780 G-Skill Snipers 1900 mhz 16gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64Gb boot, WD Caviar Black 1TB LG Blue-ray Noctua NH-D14 2011(Yate Loon -P14-Yate Loon) Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer HN274H 1080P 120Hz Corsair HX850 CM HAF 912 (Modded) 
  hide details  
post #5 of 679
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

You realize kingpin already broke the world record with the 680?

I want to see clock per clock benchmarks, theyre not even out there.. im surprised.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8150 - 4.90 ghz  GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 (Rev. 1.1) XFX 6990 + Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler 24/7... 8192 MB - OC 1988 9-9-9-24-1T Team Xtreem 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
240 GB Revodrive 3 X2 Windows 7 SP1 1000 W OCZ ZX series - 80 Gold HAF 932 - Windy Tunnel - 22 Fans 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8150 - 4.90 ghz  GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 (Rev. 1.1) XFX 6990 + Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler 24/7... 8192 MB - OC 1988 9-9-9-24-1T Team Xtreem 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
240 GB Revodrive 3 X2 Windows 7 SP1 1000 W OCZ ZX series - 80 Gold HAF 932 - Windy Tunnel - 22 Fans 
  hide details  
post #6 of 679

The GTX 680 is still a very impressive card. But from my stand point, they 7970 and 680 are almost neck and neck in many bench marks with the 680 having a lead of MAYBE 5-8% (still not bad though).

 

 

All I care about is this:

 

How well does the GTX 680 fold?

 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
 
Gsvlip Dudyrm
(15 items)
 
Oda'maksv
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
  hide details  
post #7 of 679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellish View Post

doh.gif

LOL! biggrin.gif
Alalalala
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.9GHz@1.344v HT Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 670 8GB Crucial Tactical Tracer 1866mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
OCZ Solid 3 120GB SSD, Seagate 500GB XSPC Rasa CPU block, MCP655, RX360 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Corsair TX850M 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
  hide details  
Alalalala
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.9GHz@1.344v HT Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX 670 8GB Crucial Tactical Tracer 1866mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
OCZ Solid 3 120GB SSD, Seagate 500GB XSPC Rasa CPU block, MCP655, RX360 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Corsair TX850M 
Case
NZXT Switch 810 
  hide details  
post #8 of 679
Why you put this thread in AMD forum and not General??
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellish View Post

doh.gif

lol, I didn't even bother reading that far.
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
post #9 of 679
Thread Starter 
I should have you are right! Maybe a mod that sees this can move it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8150 - 4.90 ghz  GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 (Rev. 1.1) XFX 6990 + Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler 24/7... 8192 MB - OC 1988 9-9-9-24-1T Team Xtreem 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
240 GB Revodrive 3 X2 Windows 7 SP1 1000 W OCZ ZX series - 80 Gold HAF 932 - Windy Tunnel - 22 Fans 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8150 - 4.90 ghz  GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 (Rev. 1.1) XFX 6990 + Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler 24/7... 8192 MB - OC 1988 9-9-9-24-1T Team Xtreem 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
240 GB Revodrive 3 X2 Windows 7 SP1 1000 W OCZ ZX series - 80 Gold HAF 932 - Windy Tunnel - 22 Fans 
  hide details  
post #10 of 679

I would wait a bit on the drivers then bench again in the future. Right now the GTX 680 price is very attractive vs the AMD one. But both are still expensive.

 
≡ Snowbaru ≡
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 3930K 4.9Ghz Asus Sabertooth X79 EVGA GTX TITAN 1250Mhz KPE/Hybrid BIOS NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32GB Samsung 30nm 2400Mhz OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung 850 EVO 13000GB HDDs 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EKWB Custom Watercooling, XSPC, Bitpower, Primo... Windows 10 Pro x64 (1607) ASUS PG278Q G-SYNC (2560x1440) Logitech G910 Onion Spark 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 Gold Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Logitech G933 Xbox One Controller Asus RT-AC68U Hitron CDA3 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
Other
5HP 
  hide details  
 
≡ Snowbaru ≡
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 3930K 4.9Ghz Asus Sabertooth X79 EVGA GTX TITAN 1250Mhz KPE/Hybrid BIOS NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32GB Samsung 30nm 2400Mhz OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung 850 EVO 13000GB HDDs 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EKWB Custom Watercooling, XSPC, Bitpower, Primo... Windows 10 Pro x64 (1607) ASUS PG278Q G-SYNC (2560x1440) Logitech G910 Onion Spark 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 Gold Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Logitech G933 Xbox One Controller Asus RT-AC68U Hitron CDA3 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
Other
5HP 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › 7970 vs GTX 680 - Who is the real KING? UPDATE: 7970 ~8% better clock per clock