Originally Posted by 996gt2 3DMark score should be a very good basis for comparison when looking at 2 cards with the same architecture.
The 670 and 680 share the same architecture, except the 670 has 1 SM unit disabled and even this OC'd Gigabyte version has lower clock speeds than a reference 680.
That's why I'm so confused as to why I (and several other 680 owners) are seeing lower scores from our 680s as compared to this 670.
Originally Posted by 996gt2
In that case, things make even less sense.
Looking at OP's 3DMark11 link, he has a 2500K @ 4.6 GHz. I'm using a 2700K (with HT on) @ 5 GHz.
So, I have a 2700K + 680, but somehow my 3DM11 graphics score is 400 points lower than the OP's.
That makes no sense to me.
I'm seeing your sense of disappointment, but 3DMark11 is not the end all of things. The only true way to compare the 670 to the 680 is by using the same exact system, i.e. if the OP would put a 680 in his system.
Believe it or not, taking clocks too high can actually impede someones system, not saying yours is, but to simply imply that your CPU is a better model and clocked higher doesn't always translate to real benefits, sometimes can hurt (ocing vga mem too high always comes to mind).
I've got a lot more pages to read through and I'm sure you'll be in them, but just try not to get worked up about one app where consistent results among different systems don't always come out perfect. Look through the score linked detail
of P scores over at EVGA forums, you'll find a whole lot that doesn't quite make sense. That's because systems can just run different.
QEdited by Quagmire LXIX - 5/6/12 at 10:35am