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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo75 View Post
    I agree with this as well, AMD has completely shot themselves in the foot with Tahiti which just isn't nearly as good as it should be. Their drivers are in the worst state I can ever remember, Nvidia is getting a lot of help from favourable benchmarks and generally favourable press and it's all added up to them winning comfortably this time around. Make no mistake about it though, you should have been buying this card for £200 not £400.
    AMD laid off a lot of its driver team during the recent layoffs IIRC- what a pile of fail decision that was!

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo75 View Post
    Make no mistake about it though, you should have been buying this 670 card for £200 not £400 so the last thing Nvidia fanboys should be doing is celebrating. I for one cannot wait to pick up my 7850 on the cheap in a couple of months - this has all been caused by AMD's top card and marketing dept being woefully caught short.
    True but I cant blame Nvidia for jacking up the price and model numbers if there is no competition, its business afterall.
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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Only Rumours
    AMD is to show a soft release of the HD 8000 by the end of the year and its target performance (was?) is 1.3x HD 7000
    Nvidia was surprised at the performance of the 28nm chips, GK104 was meant to be a 660 & 660Ti mid-ranged card, while the GK100 was the 670 & 680.

    The way things have panned out I wouldn't be surprised to see the GK100 deferred until AMD release competition, but with Nvidia already at a 1.2x advantage it looks like AMD are in for a rocky road. It wouldn't surprise me to see AMD ignore the high end market and concentrate on the mass market (low-to-mid end) ranges between £100 - £200.
    Nvidia wont enter this arena for at least 6 months as they need to recoup the R&D of kepler. Even so, who would put money down on AMD at this point in time, knowing that performance or price are not stable.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Out of interest, why are TPU's results for the 680 16FPS faster than yours in Batman? They're using 12.3 yet still manage to net 77FPS for the 7970. Test systems are slightly different in terms of CPU, but that shouldn't splurge out such a difference. For some reason they're tests are done without AA as well.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...t_Cu_II/8.html



    Edit: AT's results for Batman (X79 test bed) have the 680, 670, and 7970 within 3FPS of each other between 93-96FPS.



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    i think the problem is that AMD are trying to make the best GPGPU, this is a good idea and it was something Nvidia were first in terms of making a push in the discrete market, Fermi was that computation power house and it was poor compared to AMD as amd went for stronger gaming performance, now AMD have swapped positions with Nvidia... Next gen will be a win for AMD i reckon, GPGPU is here to stay and remember AMD are in the mobile device market (yes so are Nvidia but not so much...) so having a strong GPGPU means their all in one approach for laptops etc will greatly improve.

    Its hard to tell whats upcoming but currently its as simple as Nvidia having a gpu which does a specific job - gaming and AMD does the jack of all trades. AMD can still cut the cost of their gpu so they will stay competitive but by how much is what we shall find out .
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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Terbinator,

    We're using Catalyst 12.4. The difference between these drivers and, say, 12.2 are huge in Batman: the scores went up by a significant degree. Our results are within 10 per cent of one another for the three mentioned cards. We use 8x MSAA, which, given the HD 7900-series' memory bandwidth, plays better for them.

    Also, look at AT's HD 7970 and HD 7950 results. Do you really think the HD 7970 is almost 30 per cent faster than an HD 7950? That seems way too much, IMHO.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Are they all benchmarking the same thing? Scenes, demos etc etc

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    Terbinator,

    We're using Catalyst 12.4. The difference between these drivers and, say, 12.2 are huge in Batman: the scores went up by a significant degree. Our results are within 10 per cent of one another for the three mentioned cards. We use lots of AA, which, given the HD 7900-series' memory bandwidth, plays better for them.
    What is "lots"? I've not had a proper chance to compare the different games yet, but sticking with Batman: AC, Anandtech are getting 93FPS out of the 7970 with 12.4 and 4xMSAA.

    Edit: Read your ninja. Still odd how their can be such a difference though.
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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Scainer View Post
    Nvidia wont enter this arena for at least 6 months as they need to recoup the R&D of kepler. Even so, who would put money down on AMD at this point in time, knowing that performance or price are not stable.
    So you are telling people not to buy cards like an HD7850 because of what Nvidia might have in a few months time??

    Considering the different design focus of the other AMD GPUs,I think you are being a tad premature.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Benchmarks have been all over the place since Kepler was released tbh.

    Check out BF3 on 4 different sites -



    680 is 28% faster than the 7970, 670 is 19% faster on AT.



    680 is 5% faster than the 7970, 670 is 4% slower on TPU.



    680 is 17% faster than the 7970, 670 is 8% faster here.



    680 is 5% faster than the 7970, 670 is 2% slower on THG.

    That's some wildly different results for the same game.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Some people run a Core i7 990X at 4.8GHz as the base system, others a Core i5 2500K. There are way too many variables - AA, AF, map, length of run, number of runs, quality settings, etc. - to contend with when trying to draw an accurate consensus between different websites. All you can do, I suppose, is look at one site and see which disclosed settings most closely match what you'd play with.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    So the card still has a lot of power as expected but for me it's still 100 quid more than I am willing to sell out. Thank god my 5850 still has the power to run most games, might have to reduce FSAA and detail a bit but worth it.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    i think the problem is that AMD are trying to make the best GPGPU, this is a good idea and it was something Nvidia were first in terms of making a push in the discrete market, Fermi was that computation power house and it was poor compared to AMD as amd went for stronger gaming performance, now AMD have swapped positions with Nvidia... Next gen will be a win for AMD i reckon, GPGPU is here to stay and remember AMD are in the mobile device market (yes so are Nvidia but not so much...) so having a strong GPGPU means their all in one approach for laptops etc will greatly improve.

    Its hard to tell whats upcoming but currently its as simple as Nvidia having a gpu which does a specific job - gaming and AMD does the jack of all trades. AMD can still cut the cost of their gpu so they will stay competitive but by how much is what we shall find out .
    Very much this, basically what I've said since release. Like you say, all you have to do is look at the 480 to see how many problems a massive architecture change introduces. The self-overclocking thing isn't playing fair in benchmarks though TBH, as said AMD could quite easily do the same given the overclock headroom they all seem to have.

    Also, as Scainer says, I fully expect the 780 to compete with the HD8000 series, calling the current card the 680 pretty much sealed the deal there - it wouldn't exactly be commercially sensible to release the 685 immediately after the 680, certainly not given yields of the much smaller 680 die...

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    It seems another major French review site also mentioned they get 1084MHZ too:

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...gSGi48cCBy8kCg

    They also mention at the beginning that other colleagues have mentioned boosts of even 1123MHZ. Anandtech also mentions 1084MHZ too.

    So,it seems the review samples are hitting 1084MHZ at least. It seems either review samples are hitting higher clockspeeds or the 980MHZ figure Nvidia is quoting for retail cards is inaccurate.
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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card

    Bit-tech also noted "aggressive use of GPU Boost, as we saw our review sample reach core frequencies of up between 1,045Mhz and 1,084MHz during testing"
    rather than the 980MHz that the standard card is meant to have.

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