- Oct 15, 2010
The people who seriously oc their cards know what their cards can do... also if anyone wants to look up the oc results for previous reviews they are more than able to..I'm not asking to bench every 580 out there since that would be quite redundant, but the fact is that the 7970 is AMD's new arch, new single GPU flagship and if you are going to include the aspect of showing the overclocking performance of the 7970, then at the very least include an oc'ed 580 since it's the only card that is really in the same class. Not just show 2 580s with the only differentiating factor of vmem size vs a stock and oced 7970 even though there are alot of people with regular 580s that can achieve 100-200mhz over stock.
What the review does is compare the 7970 with a stable of current cards available and then show what it OC's like.
I think your asking for way too much to get them to put other cards in that are oc'd as well..
As for an idea of they could take old oc results and then compare, well thats not going to happen as games get patched etc so the results would be skewed.
The most I think you can hope for is that they mention another cards abilities in the summaries of each section as an opinion or observation.
Great work as always guys, keeps the masses well informed with all (well more than anywhere else I look at reviews) the in's and outs as always.