Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Super OverClock Review - HotHardware

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Super OverClock Review

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Futuremark 3DMark11
Synthetic DirectX Gaming


Futuremark 3DMark11

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark11, is specifically bound to Windows Vista and Windows 7-based systems due to its DirectX 11 requirement, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows. 3DMark11 isn't simply a port of 3DMark Vantage to DirectX 11, though. With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated four new graphics tests, a physics tests, and a new combined test. We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark11's Extreme preset option, which uses a resolution of 1920x1080 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

The performance trend in 3DMark11 looks much like Unigine Heaven on the previous page. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Super OverClock put up the highest scores once again, besting the reference GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition cards by significant margins.

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"tchotchke"

I had to look this one up Marco. Thanks for the new word.

I like this video card and it has some very impressive performance.

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Killer card, for sure. :) And thank Seth for the word--I had used it in the original text, but spelled it wrong. Seth fixed it while proofing. HAHAHA!

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Giggity, giggity.

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Was it too much trouble retesting the 7970 ghz with the latest drivers for a more accurate up to date comparison?

Being 1 or 2 drivers behind is understandable but 13.2 beta 4 is the latest.

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The 13.2 betas landed 2 days before this article was published.

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would like to see the review updated with the new drivers for both brands... from what i know... Radeons are currently offering higher performance... tested a HD7970 (none ghz on 13.3 drivers and at 1080p with physicx set to high ( i know its nvidia's gig) and a Overclocked i5 2500k... was giving a fairly decent 38fps...thats not bad considering u have physicx on...

as of time of writing... AMD Radion hd7970 and ghz edition are faster than nvidia's offering in GTX 680:P

well TITAN is another story but if u want to put in a 1k buck card in your system y not spend a little higher and get 2x sapphire hd7970ghz toxic or...even better for 800 u can get 2x hd7970ghz royal ace from club3d...

the club 3d royal ace i tested was the fastest single gpu card on my bench before the arrival of the titan

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would love a giveaway with one of these

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Very nice review. Good to see Nvidia and AMD are staying competitive and the manufactures are coming up with different ways to make these cards.

That and depending on what it is now but $479 is a really good price considering the power you are getting.

 

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