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Benchmark Results: Crysis 2 (DX 9 And 11)

GeForce GTX 670 2 GB Review: Is It Already Time To Forget GTX 680?
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The GeForce GTX 670’s performance puts it right between the Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 680 at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, so long as you’re looking at running under DirectX 9. To AMD’s credit, this used to be a significant pitfall that was recently addressed through a driver update.

But most enthusiasts with a high-end graphics card are going to play under DirectX 11 with high-res textures turned on. In that case, the Nvidia boards maintain a more significant advantage.

And although the Tahiti-based 7970 scores a win at 2560x1600 under DirectX 9, GeForce GTX 670 staves it off at that resolution using DirectX 11.

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    Maximus_Delta , 10 May 2012 21:21
    I really think AMD should of set the 7970 clocks higher at default. Any 7970 owner knows with their card at 1125/1575 its much faster than the GTX 670 but this review paints a very different picture.
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    bemused_fred , 11 May 2012 03:05
    Shut up and take my money, NVIDIA!
    Maximus_DeltaI really think AMD should of set the 7970 clocks higher at default. Any 7970 owner knows with their card at 1125/1575 its much faster than the GTX 670 but this review paints a very different picture.


    AMD probably have very good reasons for keeping their cards at that level. I mean, if they could release them factory overclocked, they would be doing it as fast as they could, as it would give them a huge edge.
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    tracker45 , 11 May 2012 04:21
    gtx 670 and 680 performance is too similar !!!!! 680 is pointless !!!! don't buy it !!!
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    sam_p_lay , 11 May 2012 17:54
    Great job with the relative performance % charts on page 15 - would be great to start seeing this in all graphics card reviews (for example the upcoming GTX660 review comparing with GTX570 and GTX670!). Also good job re-running the numbers on all three GTX600 cards with the fresh drivers.

    You should be aware though when talking about availability issues that these don't necessarily apply to all markets. Over the past couple of years (since GTX470/GTX480) launch, I've observed quite a few cards with apparently poor availability actually being very easy to get hold of in the UK. Maybe it's easier to cater to the graphics needs of 60 million people than of 300 million :-) Something to keep in mind anyway.
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    johnners2981 , 11 May 2012 20:02
    Where did all the comments go???