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Cliff notes for the Quad-7970 video:

Apologizes for AMD about 50 times with the "The drivers will get better" phrase was getting really old. Since when do AMD drivers get better? lol

Metro in Eyefinity looked like it was running at 10 FPS with huge stuttering.

Dirt 3 running on 1 card again.

Batman was about two, yes (2) FPS.

The only thing that ran well was 3DMark benchmarks lol.

And all this with a Rampage IV extreme at PCI-E 3.0 with a i7 3960.

I look forward to the "the amazing AMD driver team will come to the rescue in the future!" replies.
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Dirt 3 didn't run in crossfire because he didn't have it launched in full screen mode.

BF3 not launching is sad... but it's been tested on other sites so?

Also his CPU doesn't look oc'd.
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Dirt 3 didn't run in crossfire because he didn't have it launched in full screen mode.
BF3 not launching is sad... but it's been tested on other sites so?
Also his CPU doesn't look oc'd.

Good point, this guys a noob. I watched it in a small Youtube player so I didn't even notice. He said his 3960 was at 4.8Ghz.
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Good point, this guys a noob. I watched it in a small Youtube player so I didn't even notice. He said his 3960 was at 4.8Ghz.

Hmmm I must have zoned out with the oc part...

Also I've been reading other reviews and they have tested bf3 on ultra on 3 screens with one card, 2 cards just about everything...

Something seems off there.

I'm not defending my 1400 I just spent. But it doesn't seem right. I do agree with the stuttering with 4 of them though.

Hopefully with just 2 of them and 3 60hz monitors I should be right. Otherwise... I'll live with it.
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I haven't gotten to watch all the way through but that was a pathetic heaven score at basic settings. I thought it would do a lot better seeing as the other benchmarks did very well. Drivers maybe? Interesting to see what will happen.

EDIT: finished it up and it looks like drivers are lacking a bit. Oh well, its a beast of a card and it can only get better when the driver team catches up.
Edited by Scorpion49 - 1/9/12 at 12:16am
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Hmmm I must have zoned out with the oc part...
Also I've been reading other reviews and they have tested bf3 on ultra on 3 screens with one card, 2 cards just about everything...
Something seems off there.
I'm not defending my 1400 I just spent. But it doesn't seem right. I do agree with the stuttering with 4 of them though.
Hopefully with just 2 of them and 3 60hz monitors I should be right. Otherwise... I'll live with it.

Don't worry, I am also with you and just spent the cash for two 7970's. I am trying to be as objective as I can seeing as I've owned and operated many generations from both AMD and nVidia but the results in these videos are less than comforting.
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I haven't gotten to watch all the way through but that was a pathetic heaven score at basic settings. I thought it would do a lot better seeing as the other benchmarks did very well. Drivers maybe? Interesting to see what will happen.
EDIT: finished it up and it looks like drivers are lacking a bit. Oh well, its a beast of a card and it can only get better when the driver team catches up.

You do realize this is AMD we are talking about eh? The AMD driver team has had months working with 7970 hardware. The same driver that AMD told all the reviewers to use is the same driver you will be using when you get your 7970's. These mythical AMD drivers that fix everything stay mythical. I've never seen AMD pull a hail marry when it comes to drivers.
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You do realize this is AMD we are talking about eh? The AMD driver team has had months working with 7970 hardware. The same driver that AMD told all the reviewers to use is the same driver you will be using when you get your 7970's. These mythical AMD drivers that fix everything stay mythical. I've never seen AMD pull a hail marry when it comes to drivers.


Shhhh, I'm attempting to phrase it in such a way that a flame war doesn't ensue. biggrin.gif
post #19 of 31
another thing I noticed was the Unigine score for crossfire is lower than the single card score on the 2011 rig with both at stock.. (single card score was 2014, and crossfire is 1752).. Quite strange.. I have to assume it's a driver issue due to the early drivers.
 
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Before people gather their pitchforks, wait until actual OCN members get these cards and benchmark them. smile.gif
There is a couple of people on here who already bought CF 7970, so stay tuned.
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