- Sep 5, 2003
Sorry if you feel I am all the place. I feel that you have missed the context since my very first post #5 addressed this clearly. On my first post (#5), I recommended that the OP gets a factory preoverclocked $420-440 HD7970 vs. $400 GTX670 and it seems most people in this thread got that as well (blackened23, Grooveriding, etc.). I am not sure why you were the only one who didn't understand the entire point about spending $20-40 more over the GTX670 to specifically get 1000-1100mhz HD7970. Also, as has been linked by me in Post #7, I already showed a stock HD7970 beating the GTX670 at 2560x1440/1600, as well as HD7970 GE which closely approximated the performance of those factory pre-overclocked 7970 cards I first recommended in Post #5. I even later linked GTX670/680 AMP! cards still losing to 1050mhz HD7970 at 2560x1600. It seems your main issue here is that "20% increase from HD7970 to GTX670," which is obviously not true in the context of 925mhz 7970 version. But if you actually read my posts, I never once claimed the 20% delta against a stock 7970. Not sure how this confused you. You think I would claim that HD7970 925mhz is 20% faster than GTX670? Sounds like you are just trying to find some argument that isn't even there to begin with.@RussianSensation.
Hard to understand?
You're all over the place ---- stating HD 7970 but really mean implicit to 1100-1150 -- offer Ghz benches and any OC edition you can find.
Here I'll summarize it again to make it simpler from a performance stand-point:
Stock HD7970 925mhz > GTX670 stock versions
$420-440 HD7970 1000-1100mhz factory pre-overclocked > $400-430 GTX670 factory preoverclocked versions
$420-440 HD7970 max air overclock > $400-430 GTX670 max air overclock
GTX670 SLI > HD7970 CF since SLI tends to have less micro-stutter based on many user posts, HardOCP, AnandTech and TechReport reviews.
* $310-320 HD7950 + 1.1ghz = best bang for the buck for 2560x1440/1600
That covers all 6 pages.