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post #91 of 209
Would you be interested to put up some 7970 numbers as well?
7970 @ 1250/1700
STALKER:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40909755/sharedpics/benchies/rpt.html
348

EDIT2:
3DMark11: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3436878;jsessionid=17pi5azfbzs941fnw7bu42tdnp
378

Lost Planet 2:
EDIT:
Redid benchmark for comparability
348

Metro 2033:
700

Just Cause 2:
EDIT: Redid bench at 4xMSAA
465

Crysis:
EDIT: Redid the bench at 4xMSAA
570

I don't have Crysis 2 or Heaven 3.0 installed and I don't own Mafia 2.
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Here is the updated score I had earlier. GPU clock now at 1340MHz/3305.

I really wonder how this compares to a overclocked GTX 680. If anyone can share, please do!

PJtwH.jpg

Pretty close.
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Makes me feel a bit jipped paying the premium for the 680.
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@brett
As expected, those are good temperature and power usage numbers in the OP. Thanks. thumb.gif

Now, how about doing a few tests with a MSI GTX470 as Physx card? If you still have your 8800GT, please test it as well. (no urgency, do it when you are bored)
Edited by windfire - 5/15/12 at 7:53pm
post #94 of 209

Brett, didn't notice this until now, but I also have the 1.162V problem as well. Just noticed it when running Alan Wake. I'll test it if it happens in other games.

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^^ Arni90 those are really nice numbers !
I really liked your Crysis numbers. How much fps do you get with 8xAA?
Why the 600 series cards are so weak in Crysis ? The hd7000 seems 35% better in this particular game.
could it be driver issues or bandwidth limitations?
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I'z gonna say all numbers are in, but I messed up Crysis, accidentally ran GPU Benchmark instead of Assault Harbor. I'll fix that shortly.

Yeah I'd put your numbers in the OP Arni if you'll make those pics into proper OCN images so I can cut/paste from your post thumb.gif. Those are pretty epic, I must say.

I will say though that Crysis is the most CPU bound test on here, if Arni's SB is much higher clocked than my i7 at 3.9, that is responsible for at least a portion of his epic win.

But I won't make excuses ... a well OC'd 7970 is fully beast, esp. on certain tests ... at the current going price of $449 (at least I hear it's that low in some places) it's a sweet deal, no doubt.

But I just have to ask ... is your fan utterly silent for those tests Arni?
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I'z gonna say all numbers are in, but I messed up Crysis, accidentally ran GPU Benchmark instead of Assault Harbor. I'll fix that shortly.
Yeah I'd put your numbers in the OP Arni if you'll make those pics into proper OCN images so I can cut/paste from your post thumb.gif. Those are pretty epic, I must say.
I will say though that Crysis is the most CPU bound test on here, if Arni's SB is much higher clocked than my i7 at 3.9, that is responsible for at least a portion of his epic win.
But I won't make excuses ... a well OC'd 7970 is fully beast, esp. on certain tests ... at the current going price of $449 (at least I hear it's that low in some places) it's a sweet deal, no doubt.
But I just have to ask ... is your fan utterly silent for those tests Arni?
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My Sandy Bridge is running at 5.0GHz, so it'll probably have to take some credit for the Crysis, STALKER and probably Just Cause 2 results
As for noise: water cooling is certainly no problem. My 7970 is definitely not maxed OC-wise, I just figured 1250/1700 would be close to what most people can achieve on air. I've benched 1350/1820 before.

Gonna try uploading those pics in chrome.
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I clarified some differences between our runs in my last post edits, Arni. I gotta step off for a bit but I'll post some AMD compatible benches in a bit. Would you mind re-running Crysis and JC2 with 4xAA, and Stalker CoP with regular SSAO cause I'm sure these all work the same for AMD and nV in those two tests. I'm going to re-do my Metro w/o PhysX as well, ... I don't need you to re-do that one smile.gif

Lets see how much you dominate when it's really apples-to-apples.

Also I fixed my Crysis bench ... lost a few FPS but the min is still higher than it was on the 470's thumb.gif
    
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Sure, what do you mean with "SSAO mode"? I only get Default, HBAO and HDAO...

Lost Planet 2 is another bench where you're running 32x CSAA

EDIT:
My original post is now updated with everything except the Call of Pripyat benchmark

EDIT2:
Just tried disabling SSAO in the CoP benchmark and running the first test. My fps increased to 120 fps avg, which means that the HBAO setting is definitely doing something.
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Cool, thanks ... like I say I wasn't totally sure on the HBAO vs. HDAO thing in Stalker ... but I know HBAO is an nV thing and HDAO is an AMD thing ... but maybe both cards can do both in that test. What was your AA level on the re-do of LP2 ... you do 4xAA on that one as well?

Let's just call it good on Stalker ... 7970 is slightly ahead, but the Mins on Sun Shafts, which would determine playable settings ... they aren't far off from one another. Basically both cards are gonna play the game totally maxed out smoothly, at least at 1080p wink.gif

Here's my properly matching Metro, Crysis, and JC2 benches ... You still *crush* on Crysis and Metro, although I definitely cut my losses on both once we went comparable settings ... Tahiti is friggin SOLID on those bad boys. Crysis is for sure heavily bandwidth dependent, and I'd guess Metro is as well ... MSAA with deferred rendering is brutal on the memory bandwidth.

JC2 though, as I suspected might be the case ... I overtook you slightly. Kepler seems pretty outstanding in DX10 ...

Metro is an epic win for 7970, Arni's numbers above show him pulling down an extra 37% over mine here ... A mind-bogglingly huge victory ...

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On Crysis the 7970's pull down a +26% victory ... very impressive! Wonder if I should try forgoing some core clock to try to jack my vram up higher?

570

Just Cause 2 the 670 pulls ahead by just a few percentage points ...

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LP2 the cards are running neck and neck ... only around 1fps victory for 670, within the MoE most likely.

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In the morning I'll update the OP with your (and some of my new) results in a special AMD comp section. I've yet to even game on my new card yet, so ... like to do a bit of that before bed wink.gif
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