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So are the GTX680 and HD7970 equivalent to the GTX590 and HD6990 in performance now?

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A strange thing i've noticed in recent reviews is that these two cards are keeping up with the dual GPUs from the generation before and sometimes surpassing them!

Two questions are how? Do these cards really have more power then 2 underclocked 6970s and GTX580s? Or is it drivers? Are AMD and Nvidia gimping their old flagships to make their new cards look better?
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Pretty much HD 7970 GHz is faster then GTX590 and as fast as HD 6990. Add overclocking at its faster then both. Since launch Drivers have improved HD 79XX at least by 15%.
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That's crazy, means your SLi/ CFX people are rocking the power of 4 GPU cores in 2!

Hopefully the next GPUs continue this trend. Wouldn't mind a 7990 in a single GPU biggrin.gif

Still, i remember how poorly the 7970 debuted, and it's improved by heaps. 680 was always great out the gate and Nvidia also continued to improve it.

Think in a year the Titan will outperform a 690?
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Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post

That's crazy, means your SLi/ CFX people are rocking the power of 4 GPU cores in 2!

Hopefully the next GPUs continue this trend. Wouldn't mind a 7990 in a single GPU biggrin.gif

Still, i remember how poorly the 7970 debuted, and it's improved by heaps. 680 was always great out the gate and Nvidia also continued to improve it.

Think in a year the Titan will outperform a 690?

They are same architecture so no. As far as HD 6990 and GTX590 they are already over 2 year old if not 3 years now. HD 7970 is 1.5 years old.
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This brings a big smile to my face. I was thinking of returning my 7970 and going with the 670 (I kind of miss . I was having driver issues as well as OC problems. I couldn't get it higher than a 1100MHz core and the VDDC is, by default, overvolting. It's at 1.2v right now (stock voltage for my Sapphire 7970). But at least I didn't have to temper with the V to get to 1.5GHz core, 6GHz memclock
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This brings a big smile to my face. I was thinking of returning my 7970 and going with the 670 (I kind of miss . I was having driver issues as well as OC problems. I couldn't get it higher than a 1100MHz core and the VDDC is, by default, overvolting. It's at 1.2v right now (stock voltage for my Sapphire 7970). But at least I didn't have to temper with the V to get to 1.5GHz core, 6GHz memclock

Is that a typo?? I can't believe you got 1.5GHz core on either of those cards...
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what surprises me is the 680, people say it's a mid range part yet it performs like a beast.
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what surprises me is the 680, people say it's a mid range part yet it performs like a beast.

7970 is a brute force card. 680 is a gaming card. Titan is a brute force card also.

Actually a 680 is not that fast. For 1080p is fine but when you will move at 1440p is just slow if you apply AA

For example http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-memory-bandwidth-anti-aliasing,3283-13.html

At 1440p i can see easily a 7870 to compete with a 680
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