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No. Look at the Graphics Score. The overall score is irrelevant because CPU influences it quite a bit. The Graphics score is a much better indication of GPU performance.
The reason my overall score is higher than OP's is because I have an i7 @ 5 GHz, while OP has an i5 without hyperthreading.

Yes, but the CPU has an effect on even Graphics score. Probably not 400 points worth but it does have an effect...

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.
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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.

This is what's bugging me also, but what is the margin of error for 3DMark 11 200 points? (200 points is just a guess.)
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Look at the graphics subscore only, the other scores aren't important.
I'm curious on what the card does in other benchmarks

I was.

OP has 9158 gpu score, and he had 9173. And that is pretty close.

No, OP has 9598 GPU score.
The 9158 score is when I ran @ stock speeds on my 680 the first time, with non-beta NVidia drivers.
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No, it doesn't, but it also doesn't explain why a stock 680 which has HIGHER clocks than an OC'd 670 cannot score a higher graphics subscore in 3D Mark.
We know the GTX 680 is going to come out on top after OC'ing is said and done, yes. That still does not provide any logical sense as to why the 670 is performing the way it is. And for cheaper than a 680 by presumably $80-100.

That is true, all things being equal. But they aren't equal. CPU type and clock still matters even to GPU scores....
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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.

This is what's bugging me also, but what is the margin of error for 3DMark 11 200 points? (200 points is just a guess.)

I think that outperforming a 680 by 400 points is certainly outside the margin of error, especially considering that the 670 has 1344 CUDA cores as opposed to 1536 on the 680, and also lower clock speeds than the reference 680.
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I was.
OP has 9158 gpu score, and he had 9173. And that is pretty close.

OP scores 9598 http://goo.gl/0gIwt

Lets just call it 9600
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That is true, all things being equal. But they aren't equal. CPU type and clock still matters even to GPU scores....

996gt2 has the faster CPU though. Maybe he can turn off Hyper-Threading and see if that makes a difference.
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$380 for the reference models or the overclocked ones? if its for the overclocked ones, then would it be possible for the reference 670 to be priced at $350 ?

One can only dream. Expect to pay $400 at least.

Chances are, given such amazing price/performance, the GTX 670 will sell out faster than the GTX 680 did a month and a half ago.

And when they are sold out, prices will only inflate because this is business, which resulted in the high price of the GTX 680 and GTX 690.
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No, it doesn't, but it also doesn't explain why a stock 680 which has HIGHER clocks than an OC'd 670 cannot score a higher graphics subscore in 3D Mark.
We know the GTX 680 is going to come out on top after OC'ing is said and done, yes. That still does not provide any logical sense as to why the 670 is performing the way it is. And for cheaper than a 680 by presumably $80-100.

That is true, all things being equal. But they aren't equal. CPU type and clock still matters even to GPU scores....


Right, except OP has a 2500K (4 threads) @ 4.6 GHz, and I have a 2700K (8 threads) @ 5 GHz. My physics score is significantly higher due to hyperthreading, but my graphics score is still 400+ points lower than the OP's 670.
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No, OP has 9598 GPU score.
The 9158 score is when I ran @ stock speeds on my 680 the first time, with non-beta NVidia drivers.

woops my bad.

Then dam lol ditch those gtx 680's.
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