Overclocked: Gaming Performance

When it comes to overclocking we're effectively looking at two different scenarios. Merely raising the power target is enough to erase the GTX 680 SLI's small lead in virtually all games, and in most games it puts the GTX 690 ahead by an equally small degree. On the other hand with full overclocking the GTX 690 can easily pass the GTX 680 SLI and close the gap on the 7970CF in games where AMD has the lead.

Overclocked: Power, Temperature, & Noise Final Words


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  • CeriseCogburn - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Keep laughing, this card cannot solid v-sync 60 at that "tiny panel" with only 4xaa in the amd fans revived favorite game crysis.
    Can't do it at 1920X guy.
    I guess you guys all like turning down your tiny cheap cards settings all the time, even with your cheapo panels?
    I mean this one can't even keep up at 1920X, gotta turn down the in game settings, keep the CP tweaked and eased off, etc.
    What's wrong with you guys ?
    What don't you get ?
  • nathanddrews - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Currently the only native 120Hz displays (true 120Hz input, not 60Hz frame doubling) are 1920x1080. If you want VSYNC @ 120Hz, then you need to be able to hit at least 120fps @ 1080p. Even the GTX690 fails to do that at maximum quality settings on some games... Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    It can't do 60 v-sync at 1920 in crysis, and that's only on 4xaa.
    These people don't own a single high end card, that's for sure, or something is wrong with their brains.
  • nathanddrews - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    You must be talking about minimum fps, because on Page 5 the GTX690 is clearly averaging 85fps @1080p.

    Tom's Hardware (love 'em or hate 'em) has benchmarks with AA enabled and disabled. Maximum quality with AA disabled seems to be the best way to get 120fps in nearly every game @ 1080p with this card.
  • CeriseCogburn - Friday, May 04, 2012 - link

    You must be ignoring v-sync and stutter with frames that drop below 60, and forget 120 frames a sec.
    Just turn down the eye candy... on the 3 year old console ports, that are "holding us back"... at 1920X resolutions.
    Those are the facts, combined with the moaning about ported console games.
    Ignore those facts and you can rant and wide eye spew like others - now not only is there enough money for $500 card(s)/$1000dual, there's extra money for high end monitors when the current 1920X pukes out even the 690 and CF 7970 - on the old console port games.
    Whatever, everyone can continue to bloviate that these cards destroy 1920X, until they look at the held back settings benches and actually engage their brains for once.
  • hechacker1 - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Well not if you want to do consistent 120FPS gaming. Then you need all the horsepower you can get.

    Hell my 6970 struggles to maintain 120FPS, and thus makes the game choppy, even though it's only dipping to 80fps or so.

    So now that I have a 120FPS monitor, it's incredibly easy to see stutters in game performance.

    Time for an upgrade (1080p btw).
  • Sabresiberian - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Actually, they use the 5760x1200 because most of us Anandtech readers prefer the 1920x1200 monitors, not because they are trying to play favorites. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    Those monitors are very rare. Of course none of you have even one. Reply
  • Traciatim - Thursday, May 03, 2012 - link

    My monitor runs 1920x1200, and I specifically went out of my way to get 16:10 instead of 16:9. You fail. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Friday, May 04, 2012 - link

    Yes you went out of your way, why did you have to they are so common, I'm sure you did.
    In any case, since they are so rare the bias is still present here as shown.

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