7950 is faster than an OCed 680

lt_dan_zsu

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Well, a stock 7950 is only 5-10% weaker than a 680. If you can get above 20% overclock with a very good 7950, I suppose it could be reasonable that you could do better than an oced 680. I have trouble believing that 680 is fully overclocked though.
 

Tom Burnqest

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Well to be honest the new nvidia's really suck for OCing but you know what I could care less about OCing. I am no fanboy I am seriously considering picking up an EVGA 660ti FTW+ but dam do the AMD cards perform real well for the money.
 

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I would definitely get an amd card. The 7950 seems to be the best deal for a high end card right now. I got mine a few months back and love it. My oced 7950 is only a little weaker than my brother's oced 7970, and I think I could push a little more out of my gpu, just haven't had the time.
 

Tom Burnqest

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From me OCing is not worth it as it's min framerate that I care about as well I am a firm believer that AMD or nvidia manufactured there cards to performs within their in house spec and parameters. nvidia greenlight is a shame and I don't like adaptive Vsync and those two alone are almost enough from me to jump ship back to AMD aside from the fact that AMD has the faster cards that also happen to be a better value at the same time. My GTX 560 is defiantly not cutting it for me any longer after nvidia crippled the use of Vertical Sync.
 
You also need to look at it from the stand point is that its still subject to the silicon lottery. That specific card can get up near a 680 OC and perhaps pass it but again you are still subject to temperatures that chip can handle and the amount of power as well. If you got a good 680 I'm sure you could overclock it balls to the walls so its all relative.
 

Tom Burnqest

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Well nvidia 6 series are terrible OCers especially after greenlight.
 

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the 7950 seems to be the best deal for a high end card right now.
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Tom Burnqest

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Still Greenlight is sleazy marketing IMO.
 

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Artificially crippling OCing potential "after the fact" is a mar against the cards quality and robustness and trying to mitigate it up as not a big issue is a problem to me.
 

But if aggressive OC'ing is likely to kill the card then is it not in the consumers best interest for limits to be set?
 

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Never had an issue with EVGA cards breaking under an OC they just blue screen and reboot. That being said I bought a referbed 6870 last summer and it shiiz the bed under a 100Mhz OC LOL. I don't like to OC myself but it's nice to have the pice of mind that it's there and in tangible proportions when or if you want it. AMD don't have an issue with OCing so why does untouchable green get a free pass when they should be reprimanded by way of the principles of the free market just the same as AMD.
 

AMD have done cards that throttle back when OC'd, 5970 anyone?