Originally Posted by polyzp
The 7970 has roughly a 8 % better performance per clock, but Nvidia has a 20% stock clock advantage. The whole point of this thread is for the Performance King, without
price / acoustics / power usage into consideration.
Let's see now. If it's the KING of OC, we know the 7970 is a definite beast at it, and NV's GPU Boost and Voltage locking pretty much cripple the 680. But let's talk about stock, which most buyers out there (excluding most OCN members) will actually be gaming at. This is where the 680 shines. I hate having my 7970 beat down by the 680 at stock, but that's the fact right now. The general public will consider the 680 as KING just based on the numbers it pulls against the 7970 at stock, even though it's clocked around roughly 20% higher. Now if AMD were to give us a 7980 with much higher clocks, meaning specially binned chips, clocked exactly the same as the 680's and priced accordingly, then we'll be seeing some real competition. AMD is in trouble. I hate to admit it. But that's the case right now. When the 670, 670 Ti's, and 660's come out, they'll be in an even bigger load of hurt, unless Pitcairn can pull of some miracles and beat the crap out the lower spec'ed Kepler parts.