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Monday, 19 December 2011 14:30

Radeon HD 7970 close to HD 6990

Written by Slobodan Simic

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In 3DMark 11


We managed to score some fresh info on the performance of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7970 card. Of course, as it was the case with previous performance figures we wrote about, these are only 3DMark 11 figures and are done with the first "usable" driver, but gives at least some insight about the performance that can only get better once the final driver shows up.

When compared to the HD 6970, the HD 7970 is around 50 percent faster in 3DMark 11 Extreme test. It scores around 2800 points while the HD 6970 can get up to around 1800 points. The HD 6990 scores around 3400 points in the same test, but according to our sources, HD 7970 is more than happy with a good OC that draws the card an inch away from the HD 6990. The previously reported 30ish percent was probably taken from 3DMark 11 Entry setting test where all the cards are closer in performance. 

We were also told about the 3DMark 11 Performance setting performance that ends up on par with the HD 6990 but we aren't sure if these are with or without OC.

These numbers also mean that the HD 7970 ends up faster than the Nvidia GTX 590 in some cases. Of course, as always, take these numbers with a grain of salt as final driver could change a thing or two, but we guess that we'll know for sure on 22nd of December.


Last modified on Monday, 19 December 2011 14:58
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+5 #1 DaRAGE 2011-12-19 14:54
d0d in the last paragraph you mean 7970 not 7790.

so far it's looking good and not the 30% as was previously mentioned. 50% increase is what was expected. Cant wait for actual real world benchmarks though.. in games
 
 
+6 #2 Silentwalker 2011-12-19 15:19
Can't wait to see some game benchmarks, maby some iconic Crysis benchmarks :P
 
 
+5 #3 thematrix606 2011-12-19 16:02
Since Fudzilla is always slow, and 'hide' their 'sources' aka: Google, I'll do the readers a favor, and post the leaked AMD benchmark powerpoint slides:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-GPU,14309.html

Mainly this slide (almost 2x the speed compared to 6970 in Crysis):

http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/amdradeonhd7970_pb_4_dh_fx57,0101-319554-0-2-3-1-jpg-.html

Keep in mind the 'beta' drivers.

And Fudzilla: no one (mainstream) gives a shit about synthetic benchmark tools anymore, games are the norm now, get with the program.
 
 
+4 #4 Alterecho 2011-12-19 16:52
Quoting thematrix606:
Since Fudzilla is always slow, and 'hide' their 'sources' aka: Google, I'll do the readers a favor, and post the leaked AMD benchmark powerpoint slides:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-Radeon-HD-7000-GPU,14309.html

Mainly this slide (almost 2x the speed compared to 6970 in Crysis):

http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/amdradeonhd7970_pb_4_dh_fx57,0101-319554-0-2-3-1-jpg-.html

Keep in mind the 'beta' drivers.

And Fudzilla: no one (mainstream) gives a shit about synthetic benchmark tools anymore, games are the norm now, get with the program.


Slight correction. The second slide is speed of Tessellation and not the full rendering rate.
 
 
+3 #5 thematrix606 2011-12-19 16:55
Quoting Alterecho:
Slight correction. The second slide is speed of Tessellation and not the full rendering rate.


You are correct, sir!
 
 
+4 #6 spp 2011-12-19 16:55
It would be great to get the performance of a Radeon HD 6990 on a single GPU card at a lower power consumption
 
 
+2 #7 DaRAGE 2011-12-19 19:13
Quoting Alterecho:
Slight correction. The second slide is speed of Tessellation and not the full rendering rate.


Actually the slide has speed of tessellation in the left hand side, and games FPS percentage increase comparison in the right hand side. How could you find the tessellation % difference in a game environment is beyond me, or them i think...
 
 
+1 #8 Chris 2011-12-19 19:16
Quoting spp:
It would be great to get the performance of a Radeon HD 6990 on a single GPU card at a lower power consumption

Sure, I'm impatient to see some reviews of it and if the increase in performance is realistic.
If it is, I know someone who's going to be mad about it.
 
 
+1 #9 thematrix606 2011-12-19 21:05
Quoting DaRAGE:
Quoting Alterecho:
Slight correction. The second slide is speed of Tessellation and not the full rendering rate.


Actually the slide has speed of tessellation in the left hand side, and games FPS percentage increase comparison in the right hand side. How could you find the tessellation % difference in a game environment is beyond me, or them i think...


Oh my, you just made me wetter... and I'm a guy!
 
 
+1 #10 bardenck 2011-12-19 22:33
Quoting thematrix606:
Quoting DaRAGE:
Quoting Alterecho:
Slight correction. The second slide is speed of Tessellation and not the full rendering rate.


Actually the slide has speed of tessellation in the left hand side, and games FPS percentage increase comparison in the right hand side. How could you find the tessellation % difference in a game environment is beyond me, or them i think...


Oh my, you just made me wetter... and I'm a guy!



gross dude.
 

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