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

 
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    AMD 7970
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    GTX 680
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post #81 of 679
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Thats true, but it still holds to say it has a certain higher performance. And thats what i am doing. given the GTX 680 falls behind the 7970 in some benchmarks, two in crossfire will out perform the gtx 680 by over 100% in some scenarios.
    
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post #82 of 679
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I'd like to see a clock vs. clock in bf3! The 7970 did gain ground on the 680 in that chart, and it is still clocked behind it.


Well, my 7970 goes to 1330, do we know what benchmark they ran on bf3?

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post #83 of 679
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Thats true, but it still holds to say it has a certain higher performance. And thats what i am doing. given the GTX 680 falls behind the 7970 in some benchmarks, two in crossfire will out perform the gtx 680 by over 100% in some scenarios.

On that note, what is the scaling like on this generation in Crossfire and SLI (2 cards, not three or four)? Too tired to look for articles frown.gif Because as of the 6XXX vs the 5XX, I believe AMD had slightly better scaling, but it could have changed.
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post #84 of 679
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My point is that both cards OC to an equivilent range at max, within error. So this is the true test, I want to see 1300/1800 vs 1300/1800 and then there really wont be a clear winner. Stock, Nvidia has the edge with higher clocks, which i they needed to edge by the 7970.
    
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My point is that both cards OC to an equivilent range at max, within error. So this is the true test, I want to see 1300/1800 vs 1300/1800 and then there really wont be a clear winner. Stock, Nvidia has the edge with higher clocks, which i they needed to edge by the 7970.


But how many 7970's hit 1300 Mhz? One of mine does 1250 benching the other does 1330.

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With enough cooling and a bit risky behavior with overvolting, most people can hit 1300 mhz with a 7970 wink.gif
    
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With enough cooling and a bit risky behavior with overvolting, most people can hit 1300 mhz with a 7970 wink.gif

Either you compare reference cards vs reference cards or you wait till the modified ones hit the shelves.
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With enough cooling and a bit risky behavior with overvolting, most people can hit 1300 mhz with a 7970 wink.gif


I overvolt them both to 1300mv and one hits 1330 and the other 1250, not everyone hits 1300 on the 7970s. 

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I do believe that sli scaling for the gtx 680 is a driver issue, and not due to the actual lack of performance of the card.
    
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