Originally Posted by ViN86
I think that's only one piece of the puzzle.
The cards seem to be a clock race atm. GPU boost is really a big
part of the 680's dominance.
Also, it seems likely that Nvidia cherry picked review cards. Kyle at [H] saw his card hit 1300MHz! I'm willing to bet no one sees their card do that. Add to that the fact that many people run poorly ventilated cases.
Don't get me wrong, the 680 is a nice card, but the game this round is different than before. The two architectures are similar now, so for a comparable number of shaders, we are going to start getting into a clock race.
I'd venture that most people that buy $500 video cards have proper cases