OC: Gaming Performance

We’ll keep the running commentary short here, but depending on how shader bottlenecked any individual game is, it’s possible for GTX 670 to beat a stock GTX 680 with just an increase of the power target. Without that pesky 8th SMX drawing power this leaves more power for increasing clockspeeds, which helps games that are more bottlenecked by the ROPs and/or GPCs.

Conversely, if a game is extremely shader bound (such as Portal 2), then only a full overclock can make up for that 8th SMX on GTX 680.

OC: Power, Temperature, & Noise Final Words


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  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, May 13, 2012 - link

    28 isn't playable and yes, the nVidia card really wins that game, as we see in the 680 test, which I had to point out as you, the amd fanboy despite your claim to own a 680, never noticed like all the rest, including the author to a large degree, in the 680 release review here.

    So take your temporary Gaming Evolved amd game driver hack that disabled nVidia's winning sweep across all resolutions and celebrate, a fool of course needs to do so, you're welcome for pointing it out.

    (roll eyes at the immense ignorance, again)

    Now enjoy the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0eZEdpsgjk

    I know amd told us many, many times, as did so many little named posters here for so many years, that nVidia was evil for TWIMTBP work and what they did to the amd cards performance in those efforts.

    Maybe they should note this little problem that developed ?

  • Galidou - Sunday, May 13, 2012 - link

    ''(roll eyes at the immense ignorance, again)''

    Such a troll again, such a lack of respect, indirect attacks, most useless comment on earth... immense ignorance, comon we're speaking about video cards, someone not knowing that you can change a buck for 4 quarters might be an ignorant... unless he's a tribal that lived in africa all his life... and then the ''again'' omg the inflammatory stuff you're able to say in 7 words sentence... I'm unsure you realize what you do... you're being really mean...

    All that and I could only say you're mean... I guess respect ain't give to everyone, sad it can't be bought, because it must be the most important value, ALL AROUND, a man can have. Everything starts with respect, real wisdom is acquired through respect.
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, May 13, 2012 - link

    All you do is attack, this is the last response you get from me unless you're on topic with a point, and as respectful as you demand others be, which you are not, you're the worst so far, a pure troll with no points at all.

    The other posters are trying to make points, not you. Attention for you is over.
  • Galidou - Sunday, May 13, 2012 - link

    He mentions the puny 1,25gb because the card CAN'T run it and is usually a good performer against the competition at that resolution. You say it beats the 7870 in the next page, by 1-2 fps, I don't even call that a beating. Plus in a game that favors Nvidia.

    ''This is the kind of crap we have to put up with here, at least we who have a brain and can see what's going on.''

    I think you meant ''we who are Nvidia's fanboys''

    It may not be the most neutral of comments but it's not the worst, you're just looking to find things against Nvidia and enumerate them because that's what Nvidia's fanboys do. What do they do, get mad as soon as there's a little reason to.
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, May 13, 2012 - link

    No other card can run it with gaming frame rates in his test.
    Since he didn't point that out, I DID.

    I guess he'll have to work harder to find a valid reason to dis the card since he has claimed nVidia is keeping it on, and the egg sure looks like that is correct - a lot of stock present.

    Now, you validated my point, but want to call it petty, but a similar thing happens on nearly every gaming page.

    At least what I point out is some pathetic grammar nazi problem, huh, which all of the rest of you seem to love to do so much, in every review posting it appears to be a contest for that, and I agree with the reviewer that PM'ing him to offer a correction is actually adult like and responsible.

    That of course is different than what bothers me, and we shall see, a valid complaint is usually responded to in a good way, so there may be some thought ahead, I certainly expect positive results for my efforts.
    As is so often claimed here by those in charge they respond to readers and what they want, so this fits that case fine.

    On that note along those lines I already advocated a single gaming chart with the collated data of the various cards in their overclocked performance states, as it seems to me that would be a nice added feature to reviews and would settle some of the rancor on the reviewed cards sometimes having OC'ed versions added in their release.
  • SamsungAppleFan - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - link

    first of all, thanks for the article, but you guys (anandtech) take wayyyyyy too long between new articles. get on it guys, seriously. and i'm still waiting on my gs3 full review lol. Reply
  • GlItCh017 - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - link

    This card can really shine if it likes what you like. I'm a huge FPS fan, so in scenario's such as BF3 the GTX 670 vs. Radeon HD 6970 is a no brainer. Reply
  • Morg. - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - link

    Sure, like most FPS's won't be on Unreal4 instead of frostbite ;)

    That engine, for some reason, favors nVidia and I don't think it's a good GPU performance metric, although if you're going to play frostbite content, it's clearly important.
  • Morg. - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - link

    Nevermind, I knew why but I hadn't seen it mentioned yet.
    So .. buying a graphics board because it is favored by a botched graphical engine which is temporary - meh. If you plan on keeping your pc 2 or 3 years, fck the marketing, get raw power instead ;)
  • antef - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - link

    Are you saying AMD has the better GPU for most FPS titles outside ones running Frostbite? Reply

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