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Well the Asus Matrix 7970 Platinum is currently the fastest SINGLE GPU right now, people average about a clock of about 1300MHz and I heard one person got theirs to be stable at almost 1400MHz (they were at 1385). It is sliiightly warmer and louder then most 680's, but Im talking single degrees and single DB's. It is however one of the most expensive ones, but it should come on sale this Black Friday at least $50
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4% is huge considering one is notably cheaper, overclocks better and scales better with overclocking thumb.gif
In that same graph, a 7950 is ~12% slower than a 670 at stock clocks but we all know overclocked, it edges out the Kepler. A Tahiti with an initial advantage will surely beat out a Kepler by a considerable amount.
I just want to make sure you guys know : I think the 79XX are the better buy and are faster, you can read my past posts I am all for em thumb.gif . I am only here to say the difference is not that huge, especially for gamers like my self that do not only play Crysis and M2033 and sleeping dogs (and a few other games where the 7000s defiantly pull ahead). However, I have a pretty good clocking card and I am sure people with 670's at like 1100 or something have no chance versus a 7970/50 once they are overclocked as well and probably feel different then me.
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And vice versa "everyone" forgets that GE eats out the OC headroom of the normal 7970, and that overvolting wreaks havoc on power consumption. Oh yes, and of course that Tahitis have been getting more and more voltage locked.
How can everyone be so blind, one way or the other? biggrin.gif

Sure it eats some of the OC headroom of reference 925MHz 7970s but 1050MHz/1500MHz is hardly tapping into the overclocking prowess of Tahiti cards...
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Kepler boost is not overclocking like people always seem to assume, it is only a boost and is in Nvidia's manufacturer specs. The GHz is different for the fact that AMD simply made it to take the crown of "stock", nvidia can do the same but it would be silly. And as you can see I consider the GHz fine, if I didnt I would of brought up the non-GHz with 12.11 lost to the 680, but that would be ignorant, imo.

Auto overclocking for dummies is a feature in manufacturing specs but manually OCing is discounted because it's an advanced feature, Got It! Understood.

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And vice versa "everyone" forgets that GE eats out the OC headroom of the normal 7970, and that overvolting wreaks havoc on power consumption. Oh yes, and of course that Tahitis have been getting more and more voltage locked.
How can everyone be so blind, one way or the other? biggrin.gif

This is quite true.......Most of us don't care about power consumption but for those that do it's definitely a big plus for Kepler. Most still prefer performance over efficiency but there are still a few here that undervolt and maintain as high clock as possible for the best efficiency. Those people have footing in this argument for themselves but not for the majority.
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I just want to make sure you guys know : I think the 79XX are the better buy and are faster, you can read my past posts I am all for em thumb.gif . I am only here to say the difference is not that huge, especially for gamers like my self that do not only play Crysis and M2033 and sleeping dogs (and a few other games where the 7000s defiantly pull ahead). However, I have a pretty good clocking card and I am sure people with 670's at like 1100 or something have no chance versus a 7970/50 once they are overclocked as well and probably feel different then me.

At stock you're correct but as clocks go higher and OC's go past 1150 the 7970 really do pull a head significantly enough to say huge, and then @ 1300 it's pretty much a landslide.
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It is sliiightly warmer and louder then most 680's, but Im talking single degrees and single DB's.

No its not. Not with fans on max...and this is with voltage maxed, 1.35/1.4v....


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No its not. Not with fans on max...

My DC2T bascially uses the same DCU II cooler on the matrix and while it's not a jet engine, @ 100% when compared to my 460s or 5870s, it's loud and VERY audible.
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Well the Asus Matrix 7970 Platinum is currently the fastest SINGLE GPU right now, people average about a clock of about 1300MHz and I heard one person got theirs to be stable at almost 1400MHz (they were at 1385). It is sliiightly warmer and louder then most 680's, but Im talking single degrees and single DB's. It is however one of the most expensive ones, but it should come on sale this Black Friday at least $50
I would agree so as well, NCIX does a pretty good job at reviewing it and comparing its feat over the 680 Lightning.
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I would agree so as well, NCIX does a pretty good job at reviewing it and comparing its feat over the 680 Lightning.
Hmm so did TTLC. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


However he was not a happy camper.(I would watch it all very informative guy and channel if you have not heard of it).
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No its not. Not with fans on max...and this is with voltage maxed, 1.35/1.4v....
Yes, but im talking real world results, I dont know anyone who would put up with the noise a cooler at 100% would produce.
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My DC2T bascially uses the same DCU II cooler on the matrix and while it's not a jet engine, @ 100% when compared to my 460s or 5870s, it's loud and VERY audible.

What [H] don't know is, that card will be at max 5c warmer @ 65% fan then 100% so 65 even 70c with HUGE overclock/overvolt is far from being hotter then 680's with huge overclock/overvolt (Lightning)
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