The Radeon HD 7970 used to be comparable to the GeForce GTX 680 in Crysis 2, so its GHz Edition wins the test, even though by a small margin. The top-end cards from AMD and Nvidia deliver the same performance here when overclocked.
Hard Reset Demo
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is up to 16% faster than the regular Radeon HD 7970 and also beats the GeForce GTX 680 along the way. The latter accelerates more in Hard Reset when overclocked, beating the overclocked HD 7970 GHz Edition.
Batman: Arkham City
The GeForce GTX 680 is faster in Batman: Arkham City when we don’t use antialiasing. But as soon as we enable 8x MSAA, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition goes ahead, being 7 to 9% faster than the ordinary HD 7970.
The increased clock rates of the new Radeon came in handy in Battlefield 3. The HD 7970 GHz Edition is as fast as the GeForce GTX 680 and even faster with antialiasing.
Nvidia GPUs are less efficient in this game whereas the AMD-based solutions deliver high performance.
Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark
Like in the previous test, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition enjoys a huge advantage over the GeForce GTX 680 – up to 54%!