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I posted it in this forum because it is an article on hardware benchmarking:



These are done on Windows 8 with the latest Drivers.
1080p Ultra



1600p Ultra



Note: stock 7970 and 680 are used for these benchmarks, so beware of the clock profile/Max OC differences:

stock 7970 runs at their 925Mhz stock core clock on benchmarks, they can reach a 1200Mhz Overclock on Average, which is a 30% Overclock

stock 680 runs at 1058 Boost Clock+a 50-110 Kepler Boost= 1100Mhz+ max boost clock on Benchmarks, due to Voltage lock, they generally can't reach a 1350Mhz Overclock, even that is only a 22% Overclock

So while these benches show that 7970 are about equal with 680(which on average $70+ more expensive), at max OC 7970 will pull ahead by at least 8%.
Edited by sherlock - 11/2/12 at 7:32am
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I'm so irritated with their conclusions on the last page... They say

"Stepping up to 2560x1600 or a triple-display configuration necessitates a Radeon HD 7970 or GeForce GTX 670, at least."

Which is just laughable, considering that 7970 actually outperforms the GTX 680 according to their chart (0.1fps difference for average and 2 fps higher minimum fps than GTX 680 - small, I know, but if they want to draw such conclusions, they need to analyze graphs properly). They say that a 7970 is necessary while completely ignoring the 7950 range for this review, which is cheaper and will most likely keep up with the GTX 670 just fine.
   
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why no 7950? That thing is a PPD Beast!
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I love my 7970 Vapor-X biggrin.gif SOOOO glad I switched from Nvidia after seeing these results! Too bad the game isn't good enough for me to want to purchase. I'm sticking with BF3 ty very much EA tongue.gif
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Really? My 7970's suck big time in F@H...
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So while these benches show that 7970 are about equal with 680(which on average $70+ more expensive), at max OC 7970 will pull ahead by at least 8%.

Figures a 7970 owner would say this.So it's going to be 8% ahead of my 1400mhz+ 680 Lightning? Just because their tied in the graph doesn't mean you have to throw out averages to attempt to justify a 'theoretical victory'.
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Figures a 7970 owner would say this.So it's going to be 8% ahead of my 1400mhz+ 680 Lightning? Just because their tied in the graph doesn't mean you have to throw out averages to attempt to justify a 'theoretical victory'.
to be fair most 680's don't get to 1400Mhz
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Figures a 7970 owner would say this.So it's going to be 8% ahead of my 1400mhz+ 680 Lightning? Just because their tied in the graph doesn't mean you have to throw out averages to attempt to justify a 'theoretical victory'.
to be fair most 680's don't get to 1400Mhz
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So while these benches show that 7970 are about equal with 680(which on average $70+ more expensive), at max OC 7970 will pull ahead by at least 8%.

Figures a 7970 owner would say this.So it's going to be 8% ahead of my 1400mhz+ 680 Lightning? Just because their tied in the graph doesn't mean you have to throw out averages to attempt to justify a 'theoretical victory'.

The 7970 is faster clock for clock though.


Anyways, is it me or do a lot of these sites seem less relevant these days?
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Figures a 7970 owner would say this.So it's going to be 8% ahead of my 1400mhz+ 680 Lightning? Just because their tied in the graph doesn't mean you have to throw out averages to attempt to justify a 'theoretical victory'.


The victory is not theoretical, for a 7970 running at stock clock/0% OC to tie a GTX running with a 9% factory overclock(1100+Mhz from 1006Mhz stock) is already a substantial victory.

The graph shows that 7970 ties with 680 which is both $60+ more expensive and used a 9% factory OC/Kepler Boost, just point out that on average 7970 Overclocks much further than 680 percentage wise and destroys it in Price/Performance, meaning in actual OC use 7970> 680 despite the graph shows they tie in average FPS(and 7970 wins in Min FPS)

If you are going to pull extreme examples like 1400mhz+ Lightnings( only 27% OC from stock 680's 1100Mhz, so it is still 3% behind an average 7970's 30% OC), do keep in mind 1250Mhz(35%) 7970s would be 8% ahead of that, and 1250Mhz on 7970 isn't as rare as a 1400Mhz 680(only a few Lightning or Classy with EVbolt can reach that).
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