Tuesday, June 19th 2012

MSI HD 7970 Lightning Graphics Card Breaks 3DMark World Records 8 Consecutive Times

The fierce MSI MOA (Master Overclocking Arena) 2012 EMEA Qualifier competition has ended successfully on June 14; European overclocking experts from a total of 16 countries competed in the event and have broken world records for 3DMark11 and 3DMark03 eight consecutive times. The top five scores of the winners of EMEA Qualifier competition are Xtreme Addict (Poland), T0lsty (Ukraine), ryba (PurePC.pl) (Poland), Aristidis (Greece) and Smoke (Russian Federation); the winners will team up and advance to the MOA 2012 World Overclocking Finals, and head to Taiwan to compete in the world-class "Steel World" competition.

During this skirmish, the competitors' first choice MSI HD 7970 Lightning graphics card ranked number 1 for both 3DMark11 and 3DMark03; the Polish contestant Xtreme Addict's 3DMark11 P score: 16055 marks and the Ukraine contestant T0lsty's 3DMark03 score: 214000 marks won the competition's first place for each single graphics card event respectively,. Which just goes to show that the contestants are completely fired up to march towards the worldwide Grand Final! After the EMEA Qualifier, another shot at 3DMark11 P score of 16259 marks resulted in a new WR by Polish overclocker: ryba (PurePC.pl).

As the king of graphics cards, the MSI R7970 Lightning is not only equipped with Military Class III components certified to MIL-STD-810G military standards and features many innovative technologies such as Unlocked Digital Power, GPU Reactor, Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design and 3X3 OC Kits. These technologies demonstrate MSI's use of industry-leading Research & Design to provide customers with an even more perfect user experience and product performance. Learn more about the R7970 Lightning, please visit this page.

The annual overclocking competition MOA (Master Overclocking Arena) 2012 held by the world's leading mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI, is holding APAC qualifier competitions from June 15 to July 12, Overclocking experts of the Asia-Pacific region: hurry up and prepare your tools and show us what you got.

Winners List for MOA 2012 EMEA Qualifier:
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12 Comments on MSI HD 7970 Lightning Graphics Card Breaks 3DMark World Records 8 Consecutive Times

#1
manofthem
That's pretty nuts. That 1 7970 scores what my 2 7970's would likely score, maybe even better. I know it's extreme OCing but still very insane.
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#2
BigMack70
too bad the lightning doesn't overclock any better than average on air...
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#3
pantherx12
by: BigMack70
too bad the lightning doesn't overclock any better than average on air...
According to this sites review, it does.

By quite a bit.
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#4
BigMack70
The Lightning hits around 1200 MHz on average, which is the 7970's average overclock if you believe hwbot.
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#5
kadeep
seem this to be the first AMD article that so silent
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#6
okidna
Hm...



Single EVGA GTX 680 Classified by KingPin. This is the new WR, beating all of those 7970 numbers.
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#7
INSTG8R
Well I was gonna say "Take That 680!" But it seems KingPin has pushed his farther now...

Edit: I also have to say the CPU overclocks are equally impressive. 5.5 at 1.6 is just madness!
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#8
v12dock
The 7970 scales better with clocks. Tahiti xt2 should clock higher
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: v12dock
The 7970 scales better with clocks. Tahiti xt2 should clock higher
I think its clear that 7970 scales better with clocks, the Tahiti XT2 isn't out yet and Kingpin has already broken the 7970 record with a 680.
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
7970 is still better. Get it back on there and Kingpin will break this :)

Nice to see. I like when AMD and Nvidia one up each other.
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#12
okidna
I just saw ORB validation for some of this HD7970 (HERE and HERE) and I'm curious about something.

What is "Non-standard AMD Tessellation Setting"? You can see under Settings drop down menu, the bottom most setting, it's set to 1.
I don't have any AMD card at this moment (sold my 5850 last week) and when I ran 3D Mark 11 with my 5850 I never noticed this setting before.

Does this means that those 7970 scores achieved with some tessellation tweaks via Catalyst or something else?
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