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I just installed the 301.25 drivers (same ones OP is using) and my score didn't change.

My GPU score is still about 400 points lower than what OP was able to achieve with his lower-clocked GTX 670, which also has a unit disabled compared to the 680. Unless NVidia changed the GTX 670's architecture somehow and made it 10% faster clock for clock compared to the 680, I don't see how that's possible.

It seems that a few other GTX 680 owners are in the same position, where our 680s are performing worse in 3DMark11 compared to this 670, even when using the exact same drivers.

Something's not right here:

(Ignore the 1600 MHz CPU clock. My CPU's at 5 GHz, it shows 1600 because I have SpeedStep on).
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Im also DLing 301.25 to try this out for myself. He beats my GPU score by a few hundred points as well on stock clocks but my i7 is at stock 3.6Ghz


Edit: There are also some 301.34 drivers floating around
    
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Wish the OP had the bank to buy 2 of these... biggrin.gif

I wonder what the sli scaling on these beasts will be like... rolleyes.gif

If equal to 680 sli, then there wasn't really a point to the 690.. lol
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You did score higher than the OP fyi.

lol, but not by much.
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they will just lulz those 680's owners ( not hating and no discrimination )
retuuuuuuuuuurrrn it bam bam bam retuuuuuuuuuurrrn it bam bam bam retuuuuuuuuuurrrn it bam bam bam and save yourslef a water block biggrin.gif
i really don't think that drivers will make much more difference, maybe i'll be wrong but at this stage with all those drivers issues and score and some sites reviews i doubt it.

I do. I've seen it time and time again with Nvidia drivers; performance can DEFINITELY vary on different things like 3D Mark or specific games. This is why people bench on the same drivers if they're going head to head. Now, that definitely may not be the case here, but still. Drivers can make a difference in certain applications from version to version.

Otherwise the reason people are baffled is because the GTX 680 physically has MORE cores, thus, it does not make sense that a 670 is beating it, especially at stock speeds. No logical sense whatsoever. Yes, when OC'd the GTX 680 will beat the OC'd 670...but still. A stock 680 has higher clocks (by like 25Mhz) than the 670's OC'd clocks in this scenario in this thread, and it is still losing.
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Definitely doesn't make sense. I can agree about new drivers making a big differnce however. My 580 Lightnings used to get 5-10fps improvements with some driver releases in 3dmark11...
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You did score higher than the OP fyi.
lol, but not by much.

Look at the graphics subscore only, the other scores aren't important.

I'm curious on what the card does in other benchmarks
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Man if the GTX670 really do end up better than GTX680 in some games/benches. I'd be getting my popcorn and reading the GTX680 owners go off their heads on this forum
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I just installed the 301.25 drivers (same ones OP is using) and my score didn't change.
My GPU score is still about 400 points lower than what OP was able to achieve with his lower-clocked GTX 670, which also has a unit disabled compared to the 680. Unless NVidia changed the GTX 670's architecture somehow and made it 10% faster clock for clock compared to the 680, I don't see how that's possible.
It seems that a few other GTX 680 owners are in the same position, where our 680s are performing worse in 3DMark11 compared to this 670, even when using the exact same drivers.
Something's not right here:
(Ignore the 1600 MHz CPU clock. My CPU's at 5 GHz, it shows 1600 because I have SpeedStep on).

Interesting. thinking.gif

OP, can you run your 3DMark 11 tests again? So we know for sure it wasn't a fluke...
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