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

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
  • 62% (214)
    GTX 680
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post #301 of 679
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Poll results are intresting to say the least,

TEAM AMD : 74 votes

TEAM NVIDIA : 125 votes

This just shows everyone that the GTX 680 is not a clear winner in the opinion of an overclocking community.

If i had made a GTX 580 vs AMD 6970, who is the real KING of performance thread, the votes would be more on the lines of: (Because it is much more obvious)

TEAM AMD: 10 votes

TEAM Nvidia: 189 votes
    
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post #302 of 679
Hell, I think that the gtx680 is probably slightly better than the 7970, but that didn't stop me from sending a payment for a used 7970 just 2 minutes ago..... Anyway, they're pretty close.

I do understand wanting to know who's the best. Nobody wants a tie, not at a super bowl, not in a UFC match, and certainly not here.
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post #303 of 679
This whole competition thing is as bout as stupid as xbox 360 vs PS3.
    
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post #304 of 679
I just want to comment on the efficiency part of the argument.
Just because the 7970 has slower compute units does it make it less efficient.
If power draw and overall performance is in check, that's simply part of the architecture.
Unlike CPU cores, GPU cores are much easier to schedule for games.
Now if someone says the GTX 680 is more power efficient than the 7970...
They are completely disregarding GPGPU performance...

I think we can agree that these cards have their strengths and weaknesses.
Both cards are very nice and both are relatively new.

Choose whichever best fits your usage and price point in my opinion.
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I'd like to point out adaptive Vsync is very common in 360 games and there is a trade off with it.

Regular Vsync will hold even when the framerate drops under 60 FPS. This will result in increased input lag and stutter.

Adaptive Vsync will drop Vsync once your frames drop under 60FPS. Sounds great because you will not get horrible lag that comes with non-refresh synced Vysync. The trade-off however is that you *will* get tearing. All adaptive vsync really does act like a frame limiter much like any other one like the one included in MSI afterburner. It's a bit redundant and I'm not sure why Nvidia is so proud of it.
    
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post #306 of 679
Well, if you're running stock, it appears the 680 is better with today's games. But this is OCN... Any word on how our community's GTX 680s are overclocking?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Badness View Post

Well, if you're running stock, it appears the 680 is better with today's games. But this is OCN... Any word on how our community's GTX 680s are overclocking?

From what I've seen briefly, a lot of the retail cards tend to top out around 1150MHz with the +50 boost (so 1200 turbo).
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post #308 of 679
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

According to Tech Power Up the 7970 is 2% slower at 1600p.
With AMD's better support for SSAA alone I don't think I'd agree with you on Nvidia having better driver features. Stability though for sure has always favored Nvidia. (Although ATI stability issues are often overstated)

According to Anandtech the 680 is faster at 1600p.
And there is no argument about the drivers, Nvidia wins no contest.
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From what I've seen briefly, a lot of the retail cards tend to top out around 1150MHz with the +50 boost (so 1200 turbo).

From what I've seen around here, most of the 7970 cards can hit ~1250 without extra voltage. If I am not mistaken, the 7970 is better clock for clock, and overclocking scales better. Does that mean that the HD 7970 is still the proper enthusiast choice? It would seem that way to me. Until GK110 comes out...
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