Erm, a GTX 670 costs about $100 more than a HD7950...Of course you'll get higher performance if you spend more, compare it to the competition (The 660Ti) that it actually competes with on price because most consumers would.
And what about OCed results? This entire generation has had nVidia being much closer/better than AMD at stock than at OCed speeds due to the nature of nVidias GPU boost vs AMDs tacked on feature.
Originally Posted by Biorganic
However, some of this data should be taken with a grain of salt, especially given Nvidias involvement and lack of complete transparency.
This. I love how it gets changed to "You're a fanboy for making this into a conspiracy!"
Yes, there are issues..But we still need more information to work out how bad those issues actually are, because as far as I can tell a minority of people would actually notice it.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
I don't really care about conspiracy theories or anything like that. What bothers me (and probably other AMD users) is the fact that PCPer, in this article, is basically telling us that we CF users are idiots. Believe me, if my CF 7970 had been performing at a level of 20-25 FPS for the past year I would not be sitting here defending it. I may not be very susceptible to microstutter but I can absolutely tell the difference between 100 FPS and 25 FPS and to have my intelligence insulted by saying that I have been only experiencing 25 FPS for the past year is mildly aggravating, not to mention absurd. There is obviously a frame time issue with AMD drivers and they have acknowledged that (and are working on a fix) but this story is blown way out of proportion IMO.
I've been saying all along (since the original TR story) that this issue may be obvious on a graph but as an actual impediment to user experience it is not a big deal. Of course Nvidia and their legion of fanboys has jumped all over it and made it seem as though CF is simply unplayable but as someone who has owned said setup for over a year I find that preposterous. Some people who are sensitive to microstutter may have issues with AMD's CF but the vast majority of us have been enjoying these cards for over a year and its simply outrageous that PCPer is now coming along and trying to claim that we've all been duped by AMD and that we really are only getting 25 FPS in CF. Check my sig and you'll see that I've extensively tested CF against SLI for the past month (7970 vs Titan) and after having run both setups back to back I noticed no massive improvement in smoothness in either setup over the other (except in Crysis 3 and FC3 where the 7970's simply lack the horse power to maintain high enough minimum frame rates).
I'm glad that AMD is working to fix whatever issues are causing the frame time irregularities but I put absolutely no credence in this PCPer story...
This is why I think it varies from rig to rig...Makes sense, every bug I've ever gotten has too...I had a really bad bug with at least 3 nVidia cards where if I seeked in a video too much the player and driver would crash and my card would stick to 2D clocks until I rebooted...Fixed it when I got a new motherboard out of all things.
Originally Posted by jomama22
To me, it is very important to look at what games you play to decide what camp you want to jump into.
It always has, but people seem to have forgotten that...It's like back in the day of the K6-2 vs Pentium II, you'd either pick Pentium II (Higher FP performance in general) or the K6-2 (If your games used 3DNow! and were able to run well on the K6, which iirc was generally a tad faster in integer stuff)