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post #11 of 175
well because you are at 1920x1080 and not 1920x1200 you have 10% less pixels to run (2.3 mill vs 2 mill) so that has a lot to do with it
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well because you are at 1920x1080 and not 1920x1200 you have 10% less pixels to run (2.3 mill vs 2 mill) so that has a lot to do with it

Already address in previous comment. still bests it by 10fps, 15% faster. This was in dx10 btw. Can somone recommend a dx11 benchmarking tool? I'd love to see how it compares with newer graphics tests. I'm certain that it will lose in highly tessellated benches but, for science, ya know?
Edited by Smykster - 1/21/12 at 9:07am
post #13 of 175
could they be showing the minimum not the average in their test? That would explain the 10% difference in pixels and make them roughly around equal
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I would have figured your crossfire setup was about equal, but yep you seem to be doing alot better than other 7970's in the same test. From another review:
335

Nope, that's average. No the mention, the 7970 is OCed so that is a more comparable number.
post #15 of 175
If it makes you sleep better at night, it's all good. Though I surely won't going back to Cypress anytime soon.
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If it makes you sleep better at night, it's all good. Though I surely won't going back to Cypress anytime soon.

I was sleeping just fine before hand bro. Why the aggressive negative tone? I'm simply sharing benchmarking results with a website that appreciates them. I could care less whose system is more powerful. I'm just surprised by the results of the test and decided to share them. I'm sure you're not tossing and turning too much with your quad-fire over there, that is of course, if GPU power determines the quality of your sleep.
post #17 of 175
You're running 1920x1080 and additionally your CPU and GPUs are heavily overclocked.

I'm thinking with my setup I can get over 100FPS.
 
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Mature drivers + Crossfire + that sexy overclock.. I would expect no less. Two top end cards from 3 generations ago narrowly besting the current single top end card, spells +1 for the 7970, to me. That's some real improvement.

There really wasn't much improvement from Cypress to Cayman. Cypress had some crippling faults that were addressed with Cayman, but overall performance wasn't much different. Tahiti shows real progress.

With a 7970 underwater and overclocked with mature drivers I'd expect nearly double the performance of a 5870, while chewing through heavy-tessellation titles. 100% performance improvements per 3 generations on a regular would be lovely.
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CrossfireX 5870's are still a quite fast for what they are.
The 2GB versions are quite capable for eyefinity.

Doesn't surprise me any.
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Nice! Kind of makes me wish I didnt sell one of my 5870s.
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