The driving force behind revisting Radeon and GeForce cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 15, 2012 - 01:43 PM |
Tagged: amd, nvidia, catalyst, forceware

We have seen quite a few driver updates since the release of cards like the HD 7970 GHz Edition and the GTX 680 which inspired [H]ard|OCP to revisit the performance of these cards in several games.  Some results were not surprising, the two top cards have historically run neck and neck in performance and price and that remains true now.  There was a definite loser however, the performance of the GTX 660 Ti matches that of the HD7870 but the price is similar to the much faster HD7950.  Check out the full results here.

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"With the recent release of new beta drivers from both AMD and NVIDIA, and the upping of clocks by AMD, significant performance gains have been claimed by both parties for current generation video cards. We will investigate with a 6-way roundup comparison to see if we can crown a champion."

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November 15, 2012 | 03:58 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Nice post.

This kinda reminds me of the GeForce FX / Radeon 9800 Pro days where it seemed like every other day/week there was new drivers that "offered massive performance increases".

But with these latest drivers from both NVIDIA and AMD is seems like the performance increases are actually more realistic.

Id be interested to see exactly what changes they are making to milk more performance out of thier GPU arch's.

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