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We ran five benchmarks on each of the 64 graphics cards: 3DMark Vantage (the DirectX 10 version), Aliens vs Predator, BattleField 3, Dirt: Showdown and Spec Ops: The Line. We ran the games in Full HD resolution (1920x1080) on Medium settings.

We used the latest drivers. For Nvidia cards we use the GeForce driver 310.33 for all of them. AMD's claim that "one driver fits all" proved to be not entirely true. For the Radeon HD 3000 and 4000 series we had to rely on Catalyst 12.6, while the other were tested with version 12.11.

We focused purely on performance. Many of the cards obviously do not support DirectX 11, and in those cases the games run in DirectX 10 or 9 mode instead. Also, with Medium settings DirectX 11 effects are usually disabled anyway.

source: http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3573/a-brief-history-of-video-cards-64-gpus-tested-from-the-last-five-years
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Dang... Kind of wild to see how much more powerful cards have gotten in such a short amount of time.
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A 7750 is faster than a 4890? Whoaaaaaa.
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Surprised by how well the 8800 and 9800 cards hold up. Could have sworn the 6670 was supposed to be faster than them.
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Glad to see my 295 is still rocking it up there with the big guns.
    
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flawed benching showing the 7970ghz faster than the 690 in BF3 ?
yeh ok keep smoking crack
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Weird that they used 310.33 instead of 310.64 unless it wasn't out yet when they did the review.

It would be too tempting to baseball bat or burn the lower end cards after reviewing.
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post #8 of 32
Pretty impressive numbers from that 5970, especially considering it's 3 years old, and only consumes a little more power than a 7970.
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post #9 of 32
The HD 5xxx series are still powerful cards. They hold their ground pretty well against other powerful cards.
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I want to know how they managed to get higher FPS with the 7970 GHz edition than the GTX 690 in BF3. That's some fail benching right there.
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