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So they compared a 660Ti with a huge ass overclock to a nearly stock HD7950. Way to go thumb.gif

Wow... I didn't even notice that the AMP edition was overclocked to such a high degree. I bet if you overclock the 7950 to the same level (or higher) that it will be the victor.

Put your pitchforks away fellas. It's a stock 7950 vs. a heavily overclocked 660 Ti. No wonder the results came out the way they did. wink.gif
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Lol, proof? Here is a review showing the 660ti and the 7950 going blow for blow usually being within 1-3 FPS of eachother.
http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page4.html
Also, why is everyone saying the 7xxx series is better for overclocking? I owned 3 7870's and only had one that would break 1200MHz this is my first 660ti and it hits 1250MHz no problem on core. Not a large enough sample to be conclusive, but my point is not all 7xxx series cards OC good. Luck of the draw.

Actually, the 7950 vanilla edges out the 660 Ti in most cases (or beats it flat out). However, the 7950 Boost is going toe to toe with the 670 (and beating it in several cases). The only cases in which that doesn't happen are the ones that favor nvidia heavily.

Not sure how you're reading those graphs, but I'm not seeing them the way you're seeing them.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 12/5/12 at 4:19pm
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Of note, a base 660 Ti has a base clock of 915mhz with a boost of roughly 1Ghz. The AMP edition shown in this review has a base clock of 1033mhz and a boost clock of over 1.1Ghz. Basically, the comparison is between a stock 7950 (albeit a boost version) and a 660 Ti with a monster 10% overclock out of the box.

Sorry, but this is not one of Tech Spot's best moments. They had to know that people were going to notice that. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Mad Pistol - 12/5/12 at 4:23pm
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So if the tech spot one is good review this is god tier

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/club_3d_7950_royal_king_review/5
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Does it matter which one is better if they both perform about the same?
About the same != equal.

They're not the same though. Putting aside the glaring inconsistencies in the review. The 660ti in this review is clocked 161mhz higher core and 402mhz higher memory. Guess what happens when you clock the 7950 to the same clocks? yessir.gif
Since when do different architectures have to be clocked at the same frequency for them to be judged accurately? Fact is the 7950 card they tested is one of the fastest out of the box 7950s, same with the 660ti, they are also both the same price, sure i think they should have overclocked the cards and added those results but they didn't, is that because they knew the 7950 would slaughter the 660ti? Doubtful but possible, more than likely it was either time constraints or the fact that not all cards overclock to the same level

Not sure if serious? The 7950 they used is just a standard boost card. Yet you call it one of the fastest out of the box? Hyperbole much? This thread is comedy gold.


Hmm... why would we test stuff on a clock for clock basis... lol what kind of a question is that?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1322119/12-11-vs-310-33
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So they had issues with AMD's drivers? Sounds like AMD's fault not techreports.
Anyway this review is interesting, some of those games are usually nvidia favored, but sleeping dogs and MOH are both more AMD.
I am wanting to buy a 7950, but I might consider the 660ti now.


Go right ahead and buy 660Ti base on this...I dare you.....
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Go right ahead and buy 660Ti base on this...I dare you.....

People will. And they will be very satisfied with what they purchase.
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Of note, a base 660 Ti has a base clock of 915mhz with a boost of roughly 1Ghz. The AMP edition shown in this review has a base clock of 1033mhz and a boost clock of over 1.1Ghz. Basically, the comparison is between a stock 7950 (albeit a boost version) and a 660 Ti with a monster 10% overclock out of the box.
Sorry, but this is not one of Tech Spot's best moments. They had to know that people were going to notice that. rolleyes.gif

Actually most reference stock 660TI's have a boost clock over 1GHz.

Also I agree the 7950 edges out the 660TI no question. I have been saying this the whole time, my issue is people saying a 7950 destroys a 660TI which is a over exaggerated statement of its performance, that gets perpetuated by people who have no idea what they are talking about.

Id be willing to bench side by side if anyone with a 7950 wants too. Of course a similar CPU as mine would be needed.
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People will. And they will be very satisfied with what they purchase.

I sure am.
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I don't know if i trust review sites anymore. They help with my purchasing decisions, but anymore they seem very dishonest.

This review is a great example. A stock 7950 vs an overclocked 660 ti? I mean, they state the clocks at the start of the review, but they don't make it clear that the 660 ti is overclocked... which would explain why they didn't discuss overclocking.

BTW. I do own a 7950, which is my first AMD card in 7 years.
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People will. And they will be very satisfied with what they purchase.

very nice and don't rma...lol
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Actually most reference stock 660TI's have a boost clock over 1GHz.
Also I agree the 7950 edges out the 660TI no question. I have been saying this the whole time, my issue is people saying a 7950 destroys a 660TI which is a over exaggerated statement of its performance, that gets perpetuated by people who have no idea what they are talking about.
Id be willing to bench side by side if anyone with a 7950 wants too. Of course a similar CPU as mine would be needed.
I sure am.

yikes!! amd cpu..tongue.gif
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