Originally Posted by TrantaLocked
From here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/23.html
I get that the 7950 gets huge FPS boosts when overclocked, but at stock, it performs around the GTX 660 ti range. The 660 ti is not a low end card. It is pretty damn powerful, but because it costs the same as the 7950, the 7950 is the better deal for its overclocking potential.
the thing is AMD updated the HD 7950 in aug 2012 with the HD 7950 boost edition which ran at 850 mhz core and 925 mhz boost clocks. the 12.11 drivers in late oct put hd 7950 boost performance on par with GTX 670.
1920 x 1200
HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost - 100
GTX 670 - 101
"At 1920x1200 the GeForce GTX 670 is
12% faster than the Radeon HD 7950 and just 2% faster than the 7950 Boost
. However the GTX 670 is 27% more expensive than both cards, so whichever way you slice it the Radeon HD 7950 Boost is the better proposition "
the HD 7950 boost with stock power control at 0% throttles and does not run at 925 mhz constantly. once you max power control at 20% it runs at 925 mhz and easily is on par with gtx 670. also with overclocking an average overclocking HD 7950(1150 mhz) is faster than an average overclocking GTX 670(1250 mhz) in majority of cases.Edited by raghu78 - 1/21/13 at 4:34am