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[Atomic MPC] AMD gives the 7970 a boost (to 1GHz)

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Originally Posted by Matt Wilson 
That's right, AMD are going to boost their reference core clock from 925MHz to 1GHz in order to contend for the single GPU crown. Of course there are already cards shipping with around 1050MHz core clock, and those cards are indeed faster than a reference GTX 680 in some tests, though AMD prefer to make things official.

Source article - note that it's quite short.
Edited by Nintendo Maniac 64 - 5/6/12 at 7:33pm
 
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All I have to say is, LOL. That is all.
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Good for AMD. Their cards really rock, in my opinion!
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All I have to say is, LOL. That is all.

At Nvidia's supposed 28nm yield woes? tongue.gif
 
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Honestly, I'm figuring this is why AMD allowed Nvidia to launch the GTX690 first. AMD probably wanted to know exactly what clockspeed they had to hit on the 7990 to win the crown.
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Forget increasing 50Mhz, just give me the damn 7990.
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I remember seeing a TPU graph showing that on average the 7970 is 6% slower than the GTX 680.

If my math is right that should mean that they're both completely equal right now at stock.
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I heard whispers about this... was actually thinking about this card just a second ago. Good to see they're actually going through with it. Wondering what power consumption will look like though. If they bin these well, we could see some fun overclocks.

The 7970 and 680 are pretty much equal clock for clock on average, with certain applications favoring one over the other. The 680 is definitely the better performer per watt though.
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nice find.
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. Are they going to increase the price back up to $550 also?
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