Originally Posted by tsm106
Stop reading silly reviews or at least stop using them as a reference point.
"The Radeon HD 7970 GE was actually faster in all of our tests in Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution than the stock ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DC II, but not much faster. In our other games the ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DC II could enable higher quality settings and performed faster in all of the apples-to-apples tests."
"In any case, more than anything else it strikes us as particularly funny that we’re once again looking at a tie. That’s right: on average GTX 770 and 7970GE are tied. GTX 770 delivers 102% of the performance of 7970GE at both our high quality 2560x1440 and high quality 1920x1080 settings. Of course as with some of the past battles between AMD and NVIDIA in this segment, these cards may be tied in our benchmarks but they’re anything but equal.
After all is said and done, the GTX 770 ends up beating the 7970GE at 6 games, while the 7970GE takes the other 4. Meanwhile within those individual games we’ll see anything between a near-tie to a very significant 20% advantage for either side, depending on the game in question. This is very much a repeat of what we saw with the GTX 680 versus the 7970GE, and GTX 670 versus the 7970."
I've been here lurking a lot and I've seen plenty of people arguing on witch card is faster, cherry picking each benchmark and each graph they can find to prove their point. 7970 are basically trading blows with 680s and 770's are just rebranded 680 and perform about the same.
OT: If AMD price their card under 600$ I'm sure the performance is between a 780 and a titan. Considering there is only 5-10% difference from each other for 300$ premium we could see another great value card from AMD. Just like those 7970 witch lasted 2 years and are still kicking it value wise. Only think I hope is that AMD undercut em and goes into a nice price war
Kinda waiting the 20 nm to hit before upgrading.