I have said this before and i will say it again.Warning: Read this Nvidia guys. (Click to show)
7970s are faster than 670s, 680s and 770s, because of bus width. And ill explain why:
Buswidth is the width of the bus (measured in bits) between GPU and VRAM. The more bits the more data it can transfer at once. Which is why you see 670s, 680s and 770s have much lower bandwidth even if their RAM clocks are sky high. They cant move as much data with 1 cycle because of the less amount of bits, 7970s have 384 while 770s have 256. So naturally 7970s benefit a lot more from 100MHz extra on RAM than 770s does from 100MHz on RAM.
770s cap at about 256gb/s on avarage, 7970s cap at around 350-370gb/s. Any program/game that fully utilizes the bandwidth of either card will show that the 7970 is WAY faster.
+ on both of those benchmarks the 7950 runs at stock clocks and it has on every TPU review i have seen so far.
Warning: GPU Clocks (Click to show)
This is pathetic, comparing a bone stock 7950 to 770s that clock to 1200 on core by them selves without doing anything to them and it STILL doesnt outperform it by any significant percentage. Even less if not worse when the 7950 is overclocked to the usual avarage they can do.
And you even cherry picked the game, how frikkin cute.Edited by Rangerjr1 - 7/22/13 at 11:05am