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First 7970 review

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by LAN_deRf_HA, Dec 22, 2011.

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    I wouldn't really call it underwhelming especially with only Beta drivers and in some games it will really shine exceptionally over the GTX 580.
     
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    In very GPU bound scenarios, if the game is more CPU bound then it will be closer with the GTX 580, so it shines where it has to :)

    This is a deal for me, the card is a beast at 2560x1600 and that's were it needs to shine :)

    I can't wait to see CrossfireX results, AMD has that awesome scaling that will make this beast trump everything in its path.

    Skyrim single GPU 60 fps omg, can't wait for 9 January
     
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    Card seems pretty good, going to get better with drivers along the way:toast:
     
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    This card is closer to the 6990/gtx590 and it's a single GPU, that is a huge and impressive jump in performance, this definitely takes the single GPU performance crown until NVIDIA release their next gen cards.

    Just looking at this graph sorta tells you that the cards we'll see in the next few months are on a whole new level :rockout:

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    10 fps isn't shine. I think we all were expecting 20-30% here, and given the size of the die shrink and architecture changes that was a reasonable expectation. What we got was 10%. I really don't understand why it wasn't a bigger change, but a lot of people seem to agree it's disappointing.

    The only "shine" was heaven bench. That's nice, but it's not a game.
     
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    49 > 61 = 20% :wtf:
     
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    If you compare the 7970 to the 6970 on the graph I posted that's a 26 fps jump, I think that's a pretty good increase in performance considering Crysis 2 is an NVIDIA favoured game. In other cases it performed close enough to the dual GPU cards, It's definitely met my expectations.
     
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    Performance summary page.
     
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    And as I have already mentioned:
     
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    You should take the 6970 as reference, not the 580, and with that in mind AMD has scored a win :)
    Also it is a over 1600p beast, you shouldn't even watch 1080p/1200p
     
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    bring on 4K HD! :laugh::rockout:
     
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    Looks like CCC offers more of a generous overclock for this gen of cards.
     
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    and with said overclock it is on par with the 6990 in just about every test.
     
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