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.
"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."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 4GB @ Legion Hardware
- Sparkle Calibre X680 Captain @ Kitguru
- ASUS HD 7970 3GB Matrix Platinum Edition Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB @ eTeknix
- MSI GEFORCE GTX 660 HAWK 2GB @ Tweaktown
- Call Of Duty Black Ops II VGA Graphics performance with 21 cards @ Guru of 3D
- A Look at NVIDIA's Kepler-based Tesla K-Series GPU Accelerators @ Techgage
- ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP @ Guru of 3D
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review @ Neoseeker
- Benchmarking NVIDIA's R310 Linux Driver Improvements @ Phoronix
- Clock-For-Clock, Nouveau Can Compete With NVIDIA's Driver @ Phoronix
- HIS Radeon HD 7750 IceQ X Turbo 1 GB @ techPowerUp
- AMD FirePro W5000 Professional Graphics Card Review @ Legit Reviews
- HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition & 7950 IceQ X² Boost Clock @ Legion Hardware
- Sapphire HD 7770 FleX @ TechwareLabs
- Asus Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 3GB @ eTeknix
This kinda reminds
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.