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So I just received and installed my new Sapphire HD 7970 yesterday and after I got everything checked out I began to run some benches... And maybe it's just me, but I think these scores all seem a bit low... What do you guys think? Are these scores typical or is my new 7970 slacking off?

Heaven 3.0 Maxed Settings:


3DMark 11 Performance Preset:


3DMark Basic:


Also for reference I am running 13.1 WHQL Drivers. (13.2 Beta 5's weren't playing nice with Windows) rolleyes.gif
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Edit 2: Yes, your scores are right where they should be.
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For a stock 7970, I see nothing wrong with your scores... Pay attention to your graphic scores not your overall. Bulldozer does not fare well in 3DMark.
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Edit 2: Yes, your scores are right where they should be.

Alright good. I just didn't know what to expect.. Now to overclock? biggrin.gif
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Alright good. I just didn't know what to expect.. Now to overclock? biggrin.gif
Yes, but be careful. You should see a very good fps increase!
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Yes go overclock.
I am in a similar position with having a older CPU and 2 new GPU's. 3dmark takes into consideration the CPU and gives a crappy overall mark but this does not translate into games where I am very happy with the performance. We will never be 3dmark heros with the lower CPU.
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Yes go overclock.
I am in a similar position with having a older CPU and 2 new GPU's. 3dmark takes into consideration the CPU and gives a crappy overall mark but this does not translate into games where I am very happy with the performance. We will never be 3dmark heros with the lower CPU.

So true! mad.gif
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Yes, but be careful. You should see a very good fps increase!

Just got back from doing a quick OC with no voltage bumps at all. I jumped the card to 1125/1575 and these were my new results! I'm pleased with this for only having done a half-hour session! thumb.gif



Edit: Went from an average FPS of 46 to an average FPS of 51! All the rumors are true, AMD cards really do overclock well.
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Yep, they OC well and boost fps a lot overall!
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So I just received and installed my new Sapphire HD 7970 yesterday and after I got everything checked out I began to run some benches... And maybe it's just me, but I think these scores all seem a bit low... What do you guys think? Are these scores typical or is my new 7970 slacking off?

Heaven 3.0 Maxed Settings:


3DMark 11 Performance Preset:


3DMark Basic:


Also for reference I am running 13.1 WHQL Drivers. (13.2 Beta 5's weren't playing nice with Windows) rolleyes.gif

 

 

That's what I was getting with my XFX 7970 @ 1050 mhz

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That's what I was getting with my XFX 7970 @ 1050 mhz

Here's what I'm getting now with my slight OC in 3DMark 11:

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