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Graphics Kepler gets benched, monsters 7970

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DIZZY DAZZLER 2010, 17 Mar 2012.

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    There's a few things that make me really suspicious of this so called review and claimed "Real benchmarks":
    -Gpuz shows it to be PCI-E 2, not PCI-E 3???
    -still only 256bit memory bus width
    -"680" has been overclocked substancially but 7970 is run at stock
    -He's using LN2 to overclock to 5ghz, with is easily done on water and I've seen done with a good air cooler.

    I don't think it's a 680 at all. I'm not sure if this is how gpuz works, but if it gets it's information from the cards bios, could someone re-write the bios to dupe gpuz into displaying whatever information you want it to?

    I'm going to totally disregard anything this claims and wait till the official reviews from real reviewers.
     
  2. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Every website has stated 680 has 256 bit memory bus.
     
  3. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    This happens every time, some stupid benchmark comes up before the card is released, and people fool for it. 99.9% it is wrong, don't bother making a thread about it. Just be patient and wait for goodness sake. Its out when its out.
    /Rant
     
  4. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    The real 680 is 40% slower than 7970.
     
  5. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    The default clock for 680 is 1000mhz approx isnt it. GPUz shows a lower default clock but all of the info coming from various websites so far states 1000mhz+ for the core clock.

    The PCIe shows 2.0 because the CPU isn't ivy bridge.
     
  6. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    with all the marketing nvidia does.. =]

    same thing happened to ati when the 8800 g80 was released, a bunch of hype and waiting.. for wood screws
     
  7. tonpal

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    In the multitude of Kepler threads this is probably the most sensible reply I have seen.
     
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  8. Andre_B

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    The 3960X is PCIe 3 compatible.

    Sent from Bittech Android app
     
  9. tonpal

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    Double post.

    I should have learnt by now that it is not a great idea to post from a phone.
     
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  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    It's a 3960X in a Rampage IV Extreme... it should be showing PCI-E 3.0
     
  11. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Has GPUz been updated to show PCIe 3?
     
  12. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    680 has 706 default clock or sumit wierd but uses similar technology to intel turbo boost but it scales upwards depending on usage is what most reviews I've seen are saying.

    So it's not overclocked at all, it's like saying because sandybridge can turbo to 3.9ghz all AMD procs should be overclocked as far
     
  13. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    It's all very confusing. Why are we waiting?
     
  14. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    I'd just like to point out that if you're going for a performance build, and this costs around the same area as a 7970 while performing a little bit better (according to the crap review which is crap) and running cooler, I don't see why you would choose the 7970 over this. Plus, we still don't have SLI scalability tests. I think that will also play a major factor.
     
  15. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Because those of us who game at proper resolutions may be worried about the 2GB of VRAM.
     
  16. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    and heres the downer on that `review`


    theres no 8x AA in BF3.
     
  17. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Yes, on the original site someone else has also commented...

    http://www.hkepc.com/7672/page/6#view

    Scroll down the comments at the bottom.
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    well nvidia have been more efficient with their memory of late, so that;s understandable

    well the potential and reality of the clocks are yet to be seen. i won't deny that i'm a complete nvidia fanboy, but they're renowned for underselling the clocks to make them tremendous overclockers.

    exactly my point as above. r4e has 5 pci-e 3 ports and i'm sure ive seen gpuz screen shots showing pci-e 3.
     
  19. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Ha!!!

    Debunked!

    GPU-Z can read PCI-E 3.0 with that motherboard and chip.... and it's the same version of GPU-Z as well.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162427


    So let's all stop bitching now. Fake benchmark is fake.

    Let's wait for the real card shall we children? :)


    [edit]

    Another one here

    http://pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-C...Card-Review/New-GPU-Testbed-Sandy-Bridge-E-X7


    ...and another ROG Rampage IV Extreme and 7970 running at PCI-E 3.0 x16 here.
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/does-pc...us-we-test-with-the-radeon-hd-7970/14306.html
     
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  20. Andre_B

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