Originally Posted by th3illusiveman
that's a rather naive statement.
3DMarks have become the
standard benchmark for GPUs and are included in almost every review for GPUs these days, that's why they put it there. The 7970GE also enjoys a small lead over the GTX680 in alot of games too.
Naive, laugh. Standard benchmark for those that don't know any better. Myself, and other high end GPU/computer enthusiast that I know skips right over silly 3DMark pages in reviews. The only thing that matters in the end is actual game performance, not synthetic numbers. And they differ most of the time. As for the 7970GE vs 680, they trade blows back and forth between games as they should. Although, I will say the 7970GE is closer to its maximum overclock limit with it's factory overclock than the stock 680 is. Always something to consider.
Originally Posted by pwnzilla61
Not really. With my 680 lightning I have no problems keeping vync with both games maxed and aa. There is not one game that a 680 cannot handle@1080 with some aa. Same as with the 7970.
Wrong. Not even close at 120+ FPS, but even at lowly 60 FPS. There are plenty of games that can bring a single 680/7970 to it's knees if you turn up the settings, even at 1080P.
Originally Posted by GoldenTiger
Max settings are not required to play a game, contrary to popular belief.
True, but in the context of such-and-such card being "enough" defeats the purpose of having the best/most expensive GPU. I personally do not buy the best/fastest/most expensive equipment to run things at reduced settings. There is plenty of room for faster GPU's than we have now for those that wish to run everything maxed out. A perfect example is Witcher 2. With everything maxed out including uber-sampling, on my 1080P 2D Lightboost monitor my two 680 Classifieds at 1400 MHz core average around ~90 FPS. It would take two Titans etc to run that mode while keeping a min of 120 FPS, even at simple 1080P. Not to mention with the new consoles coming out, ports will be even more demanding. For those that run 120+ FPS/Hz monitors or multi-monitor, that is far greater strain on a computers GPU system than on even a next-gen consoles, even if it is just a port.Edited by CallsignVega - 2/10/13 at 6:54am