Despite having 12.5% less shaders, the slight factory overclock allows the GIGABYTE GTX 670 OC WindForce 3X 2GB to keep up with the reference GTX 680 (and even overtake in the case of 3DMark 11 Extreme Preset), which makes it an excellent buy at nearly US$100 less. Its intended competitor HD 7950 is mostly rendered irrelavant in this comparison, and even the more powerful HD 7970 struggles to make an impression here.