Originally Posted by tsm106
But he's almost 500 off quakers score?
Err..I wasn't gunning for a top spot. This was just a run with a modest OC, not my max OC. Not to mention, we all know that Kepler will fall behind in memory bandwidth compared to GCN, and that mem. speed actually matters a LOT in Heaven, so I need a higher mem. OC to get better scores (300+ on my mem. core is not the max - some people can hit 700+). Kepler also downclocks the boost OC once 70c is breached, so I need to get this card underwater since it lowers my speed during Heaven. We also can't raise volts with Kepler right now, and if we could, it'd be an entirely different ballgame.
quakermass appears to have some golden 7970s as well, as his OC is fairly high compared to other CF 7970s i've seen.
Besides, let's not pretend like we're shocked that a 690 isn't actually putting the beatdown on a 7970 CF/680 SLI set up in the long run - those should still be a bit ahead unless they're absolutely horrible, crap cards that cannot OC. 690 by default has almost a 100Mhz lower clock/starting speed stock compared to 680s, because of the adherence to TDP and temps. Still a beast for what it does as a dual-GPU card, and besides, it's not like I bought it because I wanted to get off on my Heaven scores. Edited by jcde7ago - 5/12/12 at 11:14am