Originally Posted by Alatar
In the same way as
650Ti boost is faster than a 7850 or
660Ti is faster than a 7870 or
760 is faster than a 7950 or
680 is faster than a 7970 or
770 is as fast as a 7970GHz.
Yet we all know that for us on OCN those AMD cards are faster alternatives. Why? Because they can be OC'd further than the NV cards.
But no, that can't possibly be true for the Titan. ~10%+ faster than a 780 clock for clock means nothing. Stock is all that matters.
Meanwhile pretty much all Titan and 780 users on OCN are running custom bioses and modding their afterburner for more volts.
Just like with the 600 series vs. 7000 series the true comparison is max OC vs. max OC. Like it or not but the people here couldn't care less about stock Titan benches just like they don't care about stock 7970 benches either. As I said, if you want a card that'll beat a stock Titan at stock then buy this (link
). Of course once you OC it wont hold a candle to the Titan.
We do not even know the stock clocks for the 290X, let alone the OCing potential, all leaks so far have indicated that the 1050MHz setting always used in these benches comes in the form of a secondary bios on the card. Similar to the 6990 that had an OC'd bios that allowed AMD to claim it was faster than a 590 at stock while they did not have to certify the cards for those clock speeds.
So wait for reviews and especially user reports about OCing before making statements about actual performance?