A few days ago we introduced you to the concept of of frametime tests, a more accurate way of gauging graphics card performance in video games. Today we are applying the new test for the first time, and with the new data we will compare the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680.
If you want the best of the best in the area of PC graphics capabilities, there aren't that many options out there and you will quickly narrow down your shortlist to include these two cards. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is available for an average of £374 or € 400, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 costs an average of £404 or € 460.
When we originally tested the 7970 GHz Edition, we concluded that the AMD card is faster in most benchmarks compared to the GeForce GTX 680. And when you take the lower price into consideration, it's clear that AMD gives you the best value for your money.
So, will this conclusion hold up in the light of new frametime data? We tested the two cards in five recent video games to find out.