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HD 7970: Setting Benchmark Records With Quad CrossFireX and LN2

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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    If you thought the overclocking and benchmark feats we reported on a few days ago here and here were impressive, wait until you see what four cards can do. Overclocking champion Shamino over at Kingpin Cooling has set four 3DMark and one Unigene benchmark record:

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    These remarkable results were obtained using an SB-E i7-3960X CPU at 5.6 GHz on an Asus Rampage IV Extreme mobo plus lots of LN2 on the four graphics cards and CPU. It's interesting to note that the GPU clock speeds for the various runs were different, most likely due to some tests not running at the higher speeds. Test setup, CPU-Z / GPU-Z settings along with benchmark pictures follow:

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    This card hasn't even gone on sale yet and it's already setting records, proving itself ever more worthy of its performance crown. It should be interesting to see what can be achieved when full retail release has been made and high quality customized boards are available to many more hardcore enthusiasts.
     
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    :eek: and 2.4kw of power supply to run it.

    Amazing scores none the less!! :) I think I get about P8000 with my crossfire setup.. which is about 25% the performance of that thing!!
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Yeah and can you imagine the heat coming off it! :eek:

    I have to confess to a bit of a nedgasm at seeing the benchmark results and test setup. :eek:

    Thanks to stefanels for the tip. :toast:
     
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    Finally I can play Crysis at 200fps in eyefinity mode
     
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    That's cool, can't wait to get that sort of performance from one card without using industrial-grade cooling.
     
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    I've seen this some days(?) ago on KingpinCooling forum, pretty scary results really, but I still think this GPU has more potential under the hood especially with custom PCBs and stronger VRMs made by AMD partners :rockout:

    One word guys : WATER.
    They will be worth gold bricks under water :toast:
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Yeah this is usless imo... ln2, how practical:wtf: but never the less it's impressive. 2 grand in gpu's id hope to get some good numbers.
     
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    I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Because we all know how practical any world record is... come on now seriously :laugh:

    Why is it everytime someone sets a hardware world record we get people crying about how thats not usable every day? It's a world record, take it for what it is, you don't need even 1/4 of this power for daily use anyways.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Oh, I do: I need it to feed my ego! :laugh:
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Is that nvidia knocked off the top on all 5 benchmarks they beat?
     
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    Someone with a login for the online results browser should be able to tell.
     
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    If you ask me about 3Dmark 2011 yes, Nvidia has lost its crown there if HWbot has the top overclocks right

    Top Performance score
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    Also the records are more marked at Extreme presets, probably because the CPU is bottlenecking it all lol
     
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    I want to see some cable management! :roll:

    Nice OC WR by the way.
     
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    Ibet he's vry CPU limited with that CPU..

    Seen a 5.2Ghz 2500k bottleneck tri-sli GTX 570's so those GPU's at 1.6Ghz each are deffo CPU limited...

    Roll on Ivy..
     
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    Ivy + drivers + more aggressive overclock + chip maturity
     
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    Benchmark boner is what this is...should have put some hot Asian next to that hardware, like they do for adverts...mmmm heaven.
     

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