Gpu showdown, what animal are you?

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Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) 6 months, 3 days ago

Poll: Gpu showdown, what animal are you? (59 votes)

pussy tweety bird: hd 5550 & below (amd), gt 630 & below (nvidia) 3%
Foxhound: hd 7750 & below (amd), gtx 460 & below (nvidia) 7%
Purple Jaguar: hd 7950 & below (amd), gtx 760 & below (nvidia) 46%
Dragon Fire: Titan & below (nvidia), R9 290 & below(amd) 34%
I'm the Alpha & the Omega: Titan & above , r9 290 (x) & above 12%

What gpu animal are, you can compare all cards here to what you find in the poll (or any other card for that matter). Use your browser search option to search the card in the wall of text (ctrl +f). If your card isn't in here, 99 % search you're a pussy tweety bird.

Nvidia Amd Intel

Discrete: GTX 690Radeon HD 7990
Discrete: GTX 780 Ti
Discrete: GTX 780, TitanDiscrete: R9 290, 290X
Discrete: GTX 590, 680, 770Discrete: HD 6990, 7970 GHz Ed, R9 280X
Discrete: GTX 670, 760Discrete: HD 5970, 7870 LE (XT), 7950, 280
Discrete: GTX 580, 660, 660 TiDiscrete: HD 7870, R9 270, 270X
Discrete: GTX 295, 480, 570, 650 Ti Boost, 750 Ti
Go (mobile): 680M
Discrete: HD 4870 X2, 6970, 7850, R7 265
Mobility: 7970M
Discrete: GTX 470, 560 Ti, 560 Ti 448 CoreDiscrete: HD 4850 X2, 5870, 6950
Mobility: 7950M
Discrete: GTX 560, 650 Ti, 750
Go (mobile): 580M, 675M
Discrete: HD 5850, 6870, 7790, R7 260X
Mobility: 6990M
Discrete: 9800 GX2, 285, 460 256-bit, 465Discrete: HD 6850, 7770, R7 260
Mobility: 6900M
Discrete: GTX 260, 275, 280, 460 192-bit, 460 SE, 550 Ti, 560 SE, 650
Go (mobile): 570M, 670M
Discrete: HD 4870, 5770, 4890, 5830, 6770, 6790, 7750 (GDDR5), R7 250 (GDDR5)
Mobility: HD 5870, 6800M
Discrete: 8800 Ultra, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, GTS 250, GTS 450
Go (mobile): 560M, 660M
Discrete: HD 3870 X2, 4850, 5750, 6750, 7750 (DDR3), R7 250 (DDR3)
Mobility: HD 4850, 5850, 7870M
Discrete: 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 512 MB, GT 545 (GDDR5)
Go (mobile): GTX 280M, 285M, 555M (GDDR5)
Discrete: HD 4770
Mobility: HD 4860, 7770M, 7850M
Discrete: 8800 GT 512 MB, 9800 GT, GT 545 (DDR3), GT 640 (DDR3)
Go (mobile): 9800M GTX, GTX 260M (112), GTS 360M (GDDR5), 555M (DDR3)
Discrete: HD 4830, HD 5670, HD 6670 (GDDR5), HD 7730 (GDDR5)
Mobility: HD 5770, HD 5750, 6600M/6700M (GDDR5), 7750M
Discrete: 8800 GTS 640 MB, 9600 GT, GT 240 (GDDR5)
Go (mobile): 9800M GTS, GTX 160M
Discrete: HD 2900 XT, HD 3870, HD 5570 (GDDR5), HD 6570 (GDDR5)
Mobility: 6500M (GDDR5), 6600M/6700M (DDR3), 7730M
Discrete: 8800 GS, 9600 GSO, GT 240 (DDR3)
Go (mobile): GTX 260M (96), GTS 150M, GTS 360M (DDR3)
Discrete: HD 3850 512 MB, HD 4670, HD 5570 (DDR3), HD 6570 (DDR3), HD 6670 (DDR3), HD 7730 (DDR3), R7 240
Mobility: HD 3870, HD 5730, HD 5650, 6500M (DDR3)
Discrete: 8800 GT 256 MB, 8800 GTS 320 MB, GT 440 GDDR5, GT 630 GDDR5
Go (mobile): 8800M
Discrete: HD 2900 PRO, HD 3850 256 MB, 5550 (GDDR5)
Mobility: HD 3850
Discrete: 7950 GX2, GT 440 DDR3, GT 630 DDR3Discrete: X1950 XTX, HD 4650 (DDR3), 5550 (DDR3)
Integrated: HD 7660D
Discrete: 7800 GTX 512, 7900 GTO, 7900 GTX, GT 430, GT 530
Go (mobile): 550M
Discrete: X1900 XT, X1950 XT, X1900 XTX
Discrete: 7800 GTX, 7900 GT, 7950 G, GT 220 (DDR3)
Go (mobile): 525M, 540M
Discrete: X1800 XT, X1900 AIW, X1900 GT, X1950 Pro, HD 2900 GT, HD 5550 (DDR2)
Integrated: HD 7560D
Discrete: 7800 GT, 7900 GS, 8600 GTS, 9500 GT (GDDR3), GT 220 (DDR2)
Go (mobile): 7950 GTX
Discrete: X1800 XL, X1950 GT, HD 4650 (DDR2), HD 6450
Mobility: X1800 XT, HD 4650, HD 5165, 6400M
Integrated: HD 6620G, 6550D, 7540D
Discrete: 6800 Ultra, 7600 GT, 7800 GS, 8600 GS, 8600 GT (GDDR3), 9500 GT (DDR2)
Go (mobile): 7800 GTX, 7900 GTX
Discrete: X800 XT (& PE), X850 XT (& PE), X1650 XT, X1800 GTO, HD 2600 XT, HD 3650 (DDR3), HD 3670
Mobility: X1900, 3670
Integrated: 6520G, 6530D, 7480D
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete: 6800 GT, 6800 GS (PCIe), 8600 GT (DDR2), GT 520
Go (mobile): 7800, Go 7900 GS, 520M, 520MX
Discrete: X800 XL, X800 GTO2/GTO16, HD 2600 Pro, HD 3650 (DDR2),
Mobility: X800 XT, HD 2600 XT, 3650
Integrated: 6410D, 6480G
Discrete: 6800 GS (AGP)
Go (mobile): 6800 Ultra, 7600 GT, 8600M GT, 8700M GT, 410M
Discrete: X800 GTO 256 MB, X800 PRO, X850 Pro, X1650 GT
Mobility: HD 2600
Integrated: 6370D, 6380G
Discrete: 6800, 7300 GT GDDR3, 7600 GS, 8600M GS
Go (mobile): 6800, 7700
Discrete: X800, X800 GTO 128 MB, X1600 XT, X1650 Pro
Mobility: X1800, HD 5145, HD 5470 (GDDR5)
Discrete: 6600 GT, 6800LE, 6800 XT, 7300 GT (DDR2), 8500 GT, 9400 GT
Go (mobile): 7600 (128-bit)
Discrete: 9800 XT, X700 PRO, X800 GT, X800 SE, X1300 XT, X1600 PRO, HD 2400 XT, HD 4350, HD 4550, HD 5450
Mobility: X800, 3470, HD 5470 (DDR3), HD 5450, HD 5430, 6300M
Integrated: HD 6310, HD 6320
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Discrete: FX 5900, FX 5900 Ultra, FX 5950 Ultra, 6600 (128-bit)
Go (mobile): 6800 (128-bit)
Integrated: 9300, 9400
Discrete: 9700, 9700 Pro, 9800, 9800 Pro, X700, X1300 Pro, X1550, HD 2400 Pro
Mobility: X1450, X1600, X1700, 2400 XT, X2500, 3450
Integrated: HD 3200, HD 3300, HD 4200, HD 4250, HD 4290, HD 6250, HD 6290
Discrete: FX 5800 Ultra, FX 5900 XT
Go (mobile): 6600, Go 7600 (64-bit)
Discrete: 9500 Pro, 9600 XT, 9800 Pro (128-bit), X600 XT, X1050 (128-bit)
Mobility: 9800, X700, X1350, X1400, X2300, HD 2400
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics (Core i5-6x1), 2000
Discrete: 4 Ti 4600, 4 Ti 4800, FX 5700 Ultra, 6200, 8300, 8400 G, G 210, G 310
Go (mobile): 315M
Discrete: 9600 PRO, 9800 LE, X600 PRO, HD 2300
Mobility: 9700 (128-bit), X600, X1300
Integrated: Xpress 1250
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics (Core i3 5x0, Core i5-6x0)
Discrete: 4 Ti4200, 4 Ti4400, 4 Ti4800 SE, FX 5600 Ultra, FX 5700, 6600 (64-bit), 7300 GS, 8400M GS, 9300M G, 9300M GSDiscrete: 9500, 9550, 9600, X300, X1050 (64-bit)
Mobility: 9600
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics (Pentium G)
Discrete: 3 Ti500, FX 5200 Ultra, FX 5600, FX 5700 LE, 6200 TC, 6600 LE, 7200 GS, 7300 LE
Go (mobile): 5700, 8200M, 9200M GS, 9100
Integrated: 8200, 8300
Discrete: 8500, 9100, 9000 PRO, 9600 LE, X300 SE, X1150
Mobility 9700 (64-bit)
Integrated: GMA X4500
Discrete: 3, 3 Ti200, FX 5200 (128-bit), FX 5500,
Go (mobile): 5600, 6200, 6400, 7200, 7300, 7400 (64-bit)
Discrete: 9000, 9200, 9250
Mobility: 9600 (64-bit), X300
Discrete: FX 5200 (64 bit)
Go (mobile): 7200, 7400 (32-bit)
Integrated: 6100, 6150, 7025, 7050
Discrete: 9200 SE
Integrated: Xpress 200M, Xpress 1000, Xpress 1150
Integrated: GMA X3000, X3100, X3500
Discrete: 2 GTS, 4 MX 440, 2 Ultra, 2 Ti, 2 Ti 200Discrete: 7500Integrated: GMA 3000, 3100
Discrete: 256, 2 MX 200, 4 MX 420, 2 MX 400Discrete: SDR, LE, DDR, 7000, 7200Integrated: GMA 500, 900, 950
Discrete: Nvidia TNTDiscrete: Rage 128Discrete: Intel 740
#1 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15916 posts) -

Besides my Voodoo 2 SLI days, I've always been middle of the pack. I'm due for an upgrade within the next couple of months (either GTX 760 or GTX 770).

Currently what I have at home, both active and non-active:

Nvidia GTX 560 Ti

Nvidia GTX 550 Ti (kid's)

AMD HD 5770

Nvidia 8600 GT

AMD HD 4200 (motherboard)

AMD HD 3000 (motherboard)

Nvidia GF4 Ti-4200

Nvidia GF FX-5200

Intel GMA 950

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Laptops:

Nvidia GTX 770m (wife's)

Nvidia GTX 660m

Intel HD 4000

ATI X1200

Intel HD 3150

#2 Edited by nicecall (428 posts) -

any gpu over 500 bucks is crap, i try to stay between 250-450 dollars if i can. If any card was actually amazing i would buy it for 1000 bucks for sure, but the performance difference between a 500 dollar card and 1000 dollar card is so little and not required to play games... do I need 80 fps or 100 fps? i can live with 80 fps... and save 500 dollars.

#3 Posted by Gogoplexiorayo2 (154 posts) -

i am now of a high rank with my gtx 780 ti. The card is a monster!

#4 Posted by Horgen (110055 posts) -

DragonFire I assume.

#5 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

If you have a titan, you're still dragon fire, To be alpha & the omega you must have something above titan (should have set above titan, instead titan & above), Same for the r9 290 (x)

#6 Posted by PfizersaurusRex (663 posts) -

If you have a titan, you're still dragon fire, To be alpha & the omega you must have something above titan (should have set above titan, instead titan & above), Same for the r9 290 (x)

Titan & below, Titan & above... Because for some the glass is half empty, while for others it's half full :).

#7 Posted by wis3boi (31111 posts) -

DragonFire I assume.

hail fellow dragon

#8 Posted by Jimmy_Russell (543 posts) -

I am an omniscient monkey whose body comprises of electrostatic fields of quantum energy.

#9 Posted by MonsieurX (29491 posts) -

Still rocking my 670

#10 Posted by s_h_a_d_o (1288 posts) -

Poll is flawed - multiple PCs mean I'm Foxhound, Purple Jaguar and Dragon Fire. :|

Also, SLI?

#11 Edited by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@s_h_a_d_o said:

Poll is flawed - multiple PCs mean I'm Foxhound, Purple Jaguar and Dragon Fire. :|

Also, SLI?

You have to do the sli comparison yourself , it's not that difficult because there are dual gpu cards in there to compare. Besides If you manage to setup sli, and you know why you chose sli, i'm sure you can figure out what animal you are.

If you have multiple pc's, choose the best one of course.

#12 Posted by s_h_a_d_o (1288 posts) -

@s_h_a_d_o said:

Poll is flawed - multiple PCs mean I'm Foxhound, Purple Jaguar and Dragon Fire. :|

Also, SLI?

You have to do the sli comparison yourself , it's not that difficult because there are dual gpu cards in there to compare. Besides If you manage to setup sli, and you know why you chose sli, i'm sure you can figure out what animal you are.

If you have multiple pc's, choose the best one of course.

Dragon Fire then.

#13 Posted by adamosmaki (9449 posts) -

i usually go for the $200-250 gpu ( considering i change gpu's every 12-18 months i find it rather useless to get anything over $250 )

#14 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6024 posts) -

Currently have a EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW Edition, overclocked to 1388 MHz. I was going to initially purchase a GTX 760 when building my computer, but I decided that the $80 difference in price was not worth it for me.

#15 Posted by kraken2109 (13007 posts) -

Still rocking my 670

670 Master Race

#16 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

Currently have a EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW Edition, overclocked to 1388 MHz. I was going to initially purchase a GTX 760 when building my computer, but I decided that the $80 difference in price was not worth it for me.

Either way, you're still a purple jaguar

#17 Edited by Postmortem123 (7640 posts) -

OC'd 780 Ti.

Would get another but it wouldn't get much use.

#18 Edited by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

OC'd 780 Ti.

Would get another but it wouldn't get much use.

you think? lol

#19 Posted by Postmortem123 (7640 posts) -

@Postmortem123 said:

OC'd 780 Ti.

Would get another but it wouldn't get much use.

you think? lol

Yeah most of my favourite games are old or not demanding D;<

#20 Edited by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@Postmortem123 said:

@evildead6789 said:

@Postmortem123 said:

OC'd 780 Ti.

Would get another but it wouldn't get much use.

you think? lol

Yeah most of my favourite games are old or not demanding D;<

didn't you mean D:< and I had to look up what it actually means, and i still don't get it, these youngsters...

#21 Posted by DarkGamer007 (6024 posts) -

@DarkGamer007 said:

Currently have a EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW Edition, overclocked to 1388 MHz. I was going to initially purchase a GTX 760 when building my computer, but I decided that the $80 difference in price was not worth it for me.

Either way, you're still a purple jaguar

Who doesn't want to be a Purple Jaguar?

#22 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@evildead6789 said:

@DarkGamer007 said:

Currently have a EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW Edition, overclocked to 1388 MHz. I was going to initially purchase a GTX 760 when building my computer, but I decided that the $80 difference in price was not worth it for me.

Either way, you're still a purple jaguar

Who doesn't want to be a Purple Jaguar?

Well, i said it in a positive way, I'm a purple jaguar myself (7870xt) :)

#23 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3693 posts) -

GEETECH 7HUNDRED80 TIE!... :)

#24 Edited by achilles614 (4848 posts) -

GTX 670 at 1.36Ghz core and 6562Mhz (effective) on the memory, the thing flies with great temps and power consumption :)

So I guess Purple Jaguar?

#25 Edited by Arthas045 (5100 posts) -

Still rocking a 7770 does great for now, but Watch Dogs may put the hurt on it. Then I will probably move to GTX 760.

#26 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

Still rocking a 7770 does great for now, but Watch Dogs may put the hurt on it. Then I will probably move to GTX 760.

Nah don't think so, xboxone only packs a 7790, overclock it and you have the same power.

#27 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

GTX 460 1GB, I'm a little pussy cat. Meow meow don't hurt me please.

#28 Posted by Horgen (110055 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@horgen123 said:

DragonFire I assume.

hail fellow dragon

All hail us!

A GTX680 is enough for DragonFire I assume... Stronger than both 760 and a 7950.

GTX 670 at 1.36Ghz core and 6562Mhz (effective) on the memory, the thing flies with great temps and power consumption :)

So I guess Purple Jaguar?

Difficult to say. At stock speed your card should be stronger than a 760. Not by much though.

#29 Edited by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@horgen123 said:

DragonFire I assume.

hail fellow dragon

All hail us!

A GTX680 is enough for DragonFire I assume... Stronger than both 760 and a 7950.

@achilles614 said:

GTX 670 at 1.36Ghz core and 6562Mhz (effective) on the memory, the thing flies with great temps and power consumption :)

So I guess Purple Jaguar?

Difficult to say. At stock speed your card should be stronger than a 760. Not by much though.

in the list the gtx 760 and gtx 670 are ranked on the same tier, so yes a purple jaguar indeed

#30 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -

I'm still using an HD 7870 XT (Tahiti LE). At stock speeds, it's between a 7870 and 7950, but I keep it overclocked to about the speed of a 7970 (280x). It still plays everything that I throw at it just fine...

#31 Posted by insane_metalist (5975 posts) -

Main rig - 2 GTX 760s
Secondary rig - Old GTX 260

#32 Edited by achilles614 (4848 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@horgen123 said:

DragonFire I assume.

hail fellow dragon

All hail us!

A GTX680 is enough for DragonFire I assume... Stronger than both 760 and a 7950.

@achilles614 said:

GTX 670 at 1.36Ghz core and 6562Mhz (effective) on the memory, the thing flies with great temps and power consumption :)

So I guess Purple Jaguar?

Difficult to say. At stock speed your card should be stronger than a 760. Not by much though.

I just looked at a fairly recent BF4 benchmark chart and with my OC I get better frames on par if not a little higher than a stock GTX680.

My 2600k is at 4.4Ghz, not sure how much that contributes.

#33 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

I'm still using an HD 7870 XT (Tahiti LE). At stock speeds, it's between a 7870 and 7950, but I keep it overclocked to about the speed of a 7970 (280x). It still plays everything that I throw at it just fine...

I have one myself, what are your clock speeds? I have the sapphire version. I keep the core at 1100 mhz and the mem at 1550 mhz. I could easily do 1200 mhz & 1600 mhz but my fans started to rattle.

#34 Edited by superclocked (5823 posts) -

1200MHz is very good for these cards :) What CPU do you have it paired with? I ran mine at 1.2GHz with my last processor (4.5GHz C2D), but I backed it down to 1.1GHz when I stuck it in my son's computer. His processor keeps it well fed, and it would artifact a little in the last 3DMark test at 1.2GHz..

I was planning on crossfiring it back when I saw the price drop to $140, but they sold out pretty quick. Now I'm planning on putting a waterblock on it when I get a new motherboard...

#35 Edited by superclocked (5823 posts) -

@evildead6789: 1200MHz is very good for these cards :) What CPU do you have it paired with? I ran mine at 1.2GHz with my last processor (4.5GHz C2D), but I backed it down to 1.1GHz when I stuck it in my son's computer. His processor keeps it well fed, and it would artifact a little in the last 3DMark test at 1.2GHz..

I was planning on crossfiring it back when I saw the price drop to $140, but they sold out pretty quick. Now I'm planning on putting a waterblock on it when I get a new motherboard...

#36 Edited by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@superclocked said:

1200MHz is very good for these cards :) What CPU do you have it paired with? I ran mine at 1.2GHz with my last processor (4.5GHz C2D), but I backed it down to 1.1GHz when I stuck it in my son's computer. His processor keeps it well fed, and it would artifact a little in the last 3DMark test at 1.2GHz..

I was planning on crossfiring it back when I saw the price drop to $140, but they sold out pretty quick. Now I'm planning on putting a waterblock on it when I get a new motherboard...

I have it with an i5-2500 , I did think about buying a custom cooler for it, I'm sure i could get above 1200 mhz easily. I never saw any artifacts and gamed for hours, the only problem was that the cooler on the card can do it but then i need to support the card with something, i didn't want to go through the trouble and just lowered the clocks a little. A second one is out of the question though, i had dual setups before and that's all nice , till a game releases and the driver don't support it, or the game just doesn't like dual setups, or you get microstuttering.

Best card I ever had though, bought it for a 210$ while the hd 7950 was priced 300$. Apparently the reseller thought it was a normal hd 7870 because he upped the price the week after to 230 lol

#37 Edited by superclocked (5823 posts) -

@evildead6789: That's about the same price that I paid for mine after rebates. I sold my 2gb 560ti on ebay for $200 to get it. My 560 wasn't old, but the tahiti is much faster, and it came with Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, and Tomb Raider. The trade was a no brainer. I'm definitely happy with it..

As for microstuttering, I never had a problem with my SLI setups, but I had heard that about Crossfire setups. I read that AMD fixed the microstuttering by adding frame pacing or some such to the drivers, but I can't say from first experience. Do any of the current board regulars have a Crossfire setup? I would love to know for sure if the problem got fixed...

#38 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@evildead6789: That's about the same price that I paid for mine after rebates. I sold my 2gb 560ti on ebay for $200 to get it. My 560 wasn't old, but the tahiti is much faster, and it came with Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, and Tomb Raider. The trade was a no brainer. I'm definitely happy with it..

As for microstuttering, I never had a problem with my SLI setups, but I had heard that about Crossfire setups. I read that AMD fixed the microstuttering by adding frame pacing or some such to the drivers, but I can't say from first experience. Do any of the current board regulars have a Crossfire setup? I would love to know for sure if the problem got fixed...

Well skyrim for instance got heaps of problems with crossfire, I had a 5770 & 5750 in crossfire then, didn't matter , two 5770's would have given the same problems. Even now dual cards still don't work too well in skyrim. Microstuttering i've never had, but i've heard of it. Still , because I had that problem with skyrim i never forgot it, I cursed myselfs for having a dual setup at that time. I was pretty content with it, till skyrim came out.

As for motherboards with cards like a 7870 xt you will need pci e x8 at least on both slots. I have a pci-e 16 x and pci-e 4, that was working well with the hd 57xx's but i would lose performance with these, however if I would ever get my hands on a cheap hd 7950 , 7970 or another 7870 xt i may consider it after some research, the different pci speeds could give microstuttering as well , who knows. As of know i don't really care , i pretty much max out everything allthough dayz is giving me some problems (can't max it out), but that's rather optimization than card power.

#39 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -

@evildead6789: Lol, you got me excited for a minute. I've been offline for 3 months. And when you mentioned DayZ, I thought that they may have finished it early. I went straight to Steam and saw that it's the alpha.. I'm really looking forward to DayZ and Star Citizen :)

#40 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@evildead6789: Lol, you got me excited for a minute. I've been offline for 3 months. And when you mentioned DayZ, I thought that they may have finished it early. I went straight to Steam and saw that it's the alpha.. I'm really looking forward to DayZ and Star Citizen :)

I send you a pm

#41 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@horgen123 said:

@wis3boi said:

@horgen123 said:

DragonFire I assume.

hail fellow dragon

All hail us!

A GTX680 is enough for DragonFire I assume... Stronger than both 760 and a 7950.

@achilles614 said:

GTX 670 at 1.36Ghz core and 6562Mhz (effective) on the memory, the thing flies with great temps and power consumption :)

So I guess Purple Jaguar?

Difficult to say. At stock speed your card should be stronger than a 760. Not by much though.

I just looked at a fairly recent BF4 benchmark chart and with my OC I get better frames on par if not a little higher than a stock GTX680.

My 2600k is at 4.4Ghz, not sure how much that contributes.

The 2600k is the best cpu ever made when you look at time of release, price and performance. I have an i5-2500 myself. I was a fool not to buy the k version but it's holding up very well even after 3 years.

Not only that, these sandy bridges may use a bit more power than ivy bridge and haswell, they run way cooler and the performance difference is small. The k versions still outmatch em though, because they run cool they're master overclockers. Sometimes I just kick myself for it, but when i was going to get my new cpu (i had an i3-530 before), the i5-2500 was (already)on sale, probably because they didn't sell very well (the k version was like 20$ more) and they didn't have the i5-2500k anymore in the shop i was buying. I could still get the 2600k but that was out of my budget.

#42 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2404 posts) -

Dragon Fire i think

I have an overclocked 680 that can run at 1398Mhz/7308(mem) with some extra voltage.(most of the times i leave it at 1202/7308))Anyways at that frequency it's faster than a 770 and gets the job done just fine.

#43 Posted by Horgen (110055 posts) -

Dragon Fire i think

I have an overclocked 680 that can run at 1398Mhz/7308(mem) with some extra voltage.(most of the times i leave it at 1202/7308))Anyways at that frequency it's faster than a 770 and gets the job done just fine.

You should take the benchmark and post the scores in the stickied thread above if you haven't already.

#44 Posted by Postmortem123 (7640 posts) -

Dragon Fire i think

I have an overclocked 680 that can run at 1398Mhz/7308(mem) with some extra voltage.(most of the times i leave it at 1202/7308))Anyways at that frequency it's faster than a 770 and gets the job done just fine.

That's a pretty awesome 680, mine could barely hit 1200Mhz.

#45 Posted by GarGx1 (2487 posts) -

Dragon fire is the right description for my GTX 590. It's got to be the hottest card I've ever owned, 90 is normal under load!

#46 Posted by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@GarGx1 said:

Dragon fire is the right description for my GTX 590. It's got to be the hottest card I've ever owned, 90 is normal under load!

maybe you shouldn't overclock it like that

#47 Posted by echothesilent (29 posts) -

Sapphire AMD HD 7990, very thankful i bought it before it went up in price $700

#48 Posted by GarGx1 (2487 posts) -

@GarGx1 said:

Dragon fire is the right description for my GTX 590. It's got to be the hottest card I've ever owned, 90 is normal under load!

maybe you shouldn't overclock it like that

It's not overclocked! Unfortunately that's the way they come, they've always been hot cards. 90C under load is a normal temp for these things.

This one is getting on 3 years old now and it's always been that hot. Tbh I've never been worried about because I got it for free :) As long as if if does go pop it does taken out the rest of my rig or worse, burn down my house :o

#49 Edited by evildead6789 (7440 posts) -

@GarGx1 said:

@evildead6789 said:

@GarGx1 said:

Dragon fire is the right description for my GTX 590. It's got to be the hottest card I've ever owned, 90 is normal under load!

maybe you shouldn't overclock it like that

It's not overclocked! Unfortunately that's the way they come, they've always been hot cards. 90C under load is a normal temp for these things.

This one is getting on 3 years old now and it's always been that hot. Tbh I've never been worried about because I got it for free :) As long as if if does go pop it does taken out the rest of my rig or worse, burn down my house :o

Have been a computer technician for years (i'm in my thirties) and I have yet to see a computer go up in flames. The chips can melt though.

Have got an p4 chip once (they were called hot potatoes) and they run at 90 degrees too. My overclocked hd 7870 xt won't be much better

You got a gtx 590 for free, lucky you.

I know they underlclocked the gtx 580 chips on the gtx 590. They're basically two gtx underclocked 580 chips on one board but i'm sure you knew that :)

If you think they run too hot, why not underclock them a bit more or better yet, buy a custom cooler, I don't know what pcb your chips are on but i think it's worth the trouble after all it's still a gtx 590.

It may be a dual chip, nvidia has great support for dual chips and sli.

#50 Posted by Horgen (110055 posts) -

I just looked at a fairly recent BF4 benchmark chart and with my OC I get better frames on par if not a little higher than a stock GTX680.

My 2600k is at 4.4Ghz, not sure how much that contributes.

Yeah with your OC you would be beating a stock gtx680, though I doubt you beat mine if OC it as well. 1320/6950... You get a higher clock speed on the core, but not on the memory.