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Old 03-22-12, 03:18 PM   #72
ViN86
 
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Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

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Originally Posted by Roadhog View Post
GTX 8800 -> GTX 280 = +100%~
GTX 280 -> GTX 580 = +100%~
GTX 580 -> GTX 680 = +35%~

3870 -> 4870 = +100%~
4870 -> 6970 = +100%~
6970 -> 7970 = +45%~
It seems like hardware is starting to be hindered by the software (i.e. drivers). ATI drivers are weak. Nvidia found a clever solution for increasing clock speed that won it the round. I like GPU boost a lot, it's a good idea. I'm curious to see its implementation though in people's poorly ventilated machines and with cards with poorer ASIC quality (i.e. lower OC potential).

In theory, there's no reason ATI couldn't do a similar GPU boost for the 7970. Time will tell. Either way, drivers on both sides need work.
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