Originally Posted by hammong
There has to be hundreds, if not thousands of threads on this subject available on Google.
If you're looking for the top single-GPU card variants available, your choices are simple. GTX 680 if you like NVIDIA, and 7970 if you like AMD. They're roughly equivalent to each other, with one earning higher benchmarks than the other in different titles. As for who has the highest clock out of the box, it's really a moot point. With a single GPU, single card (e.g. no SLI or Crossfire), you're only talking a few FPS difference between the fastest stock cards and reference cards.
My pick for top GTX 680 would be the EVGA Classified series. There might be one or two with a few MHz higher clock, but I know and trust EVGA's warranty and industry stability.
My pick for top 7970 would be a Sapphire Toxic variant.
Your pick at this point comes down to how many slots you want to take up in your case, what you want the heatsink/fan assembly to look like, and price. LOL.
"Thousands" Since Feburary, after Titan was released? Mind you I mentioned with latest drivers... I mean sure a few months back It was easy to say the 680 dominated but that has changed with drivers....
I just want to know that with recent drivers from both camps which are the better cards. and why lol? I don't get whats so funny.
@grunion the Matrix is impossible to find at this point, same goes for the Toxic model.
To be honest I want something that's a bit more "real" and in stock in major retailers.... not these Unicorn cards that are impossible to find for sale anywhere.