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

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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.

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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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too bad the lightning doesn't overclock any better than average on air...
 
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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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The Lightning hits around 1200 MHz on average, which is the 7970's average overclock if you believe hwbot.
 
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Hm...



Single EVGA GTX 680 Classified by KingPin. This is the new WR, beating all of those 7970 numbers.
 
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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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The 7970 scales better with clocks. Tahiti xt2 should clock higher
 

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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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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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I need glasses
 
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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?