Originally Posted by jcho285
I haven't been reading any reviews on the 670s but is it seriously getting higher scores than a 680?
Is this driver issues or how the cards were made?
This is my score
I'm building a computer for a buddy in 2 weeks, I really am considering going with 670s...
The 680 will be 0-14% faster at equal clocks than the 670, depending on how shader-limited the test (i.e. what game/bench) you run is. On average, across all tests, at equal clocks, I'd guess the 680 would prove to around 7% faster.
This is, however, often mitigated by overclocking. Although it's by no means the case that 670's are always faster than 680's, there are most certainly some people who have 670's that are faster than some other people's 680's, simply by virtue of the fact that a 670 that OC's very well is going to be faster than a 680 that's a poor OC'er, particularly on tests that aren't particularly shader-limited.