Total War: Shogun 2
It’s quite a surprise that the GeForce GTX 680 can beat the Radeon HD 7970 in Total War: Shogun 2 as the game is optimized for AMD’s solutions. Although a little faster than the HD 7970, the GTX 680 seems to lack memory bandwidth again.
When working at their default clock rates, the GeForce GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 deliver the same performance in Crysis 2. The AMD card overclocks better and outperforms its opponent at the increased clock rates, though. We can also note that the GeForce GTX 680 is quite faster than its predecessor GTX 580.
The GeForce GTX 680 enjoys a massive 55% advantage over the GTX 580 in DiRT 3. The new Nvidia card is also superior to the AMD Radeon HD 7970, leaving the latter behind by 18-33%.
Hard Reset Demo
We can see the same situation in the harder mode of Hard Reset.
Batman: Arkham City
The GeForce GTX 680 meets no competition in Batman: Arkham City...
…and in Battlefield 3, too:
Here is a table with full test results, so we can now proceed to our summary diagrams.