Nvidia GTX 680 SLI vs AMD HD 7970 CFX

By on March 29, 2012
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Battle of the titans.

Zotac GTX 680

A quick glance at the Zotac GTX 680 reveals that it’s an exact replica of Nvidia’s reference design GTX 680; and indeed it is. The only thing separating the Zotac card from the reference Nvidia GTX 680 we have in our office is the sticker on it.

Well, that and the Zotac card comes with the Assassin Creed Trilogy. The games included are Assassin Creed (1) Director’s Cut Edition, Assassins Creed II Deluxe Edition and the latest Assassins Creed Revelations.

Outside of the Zotac GTX 680 doesn’t come with any additional overclock or custom heatsink. Their AMP! Edition models will undoubtedly be coming in the next month or two.

While there’s no point in covering the benchmarks of the Zotac GTX 680, since performance is identical to the reference Nvidia GTX 680 which you can view in our review, I did manage to successfully overclock the Zotac card using MSI’s Afterburner utility.

The most stable overclock I got was +127Hz on the Core Clock and +200MHz on the memory speeds. Under benchmarks, Afterburner reported that actual speeds of the Core clock would hover over 1200MHz. Memory speed remained constant at 6400MHz (effective). That’s a 12.6% and 6.7% overclock for core clock and memory speeds.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

  • Ariel Ma0621

    i hope it include triple monitors for wider review. other than that, its a nice review!

  • Derp

     thats a pretty sloppy review and writing to be able to draw any conclusions from.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/COIOP7HZJN5APJU4OEHSJ7FXNQ Anonymous

    No 12.3 drivers? Shame shame.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HV5XX6J7QAU635MAQ4ZGWROS2M Samoray

    you must be kidding with the 7970 cfx results, and they look pretty much un-real and biased for me :/

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