AMD Radeon HD 7970 Launch Review



Product: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Video Card
Company: AMD
Author: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: December 24th, 2011

Gaming Performance - Eyefinity 3

As NVIDIA's Surround requires 2 GPUs, we used SLI GTX 580 1.5GB cards for these tests. We also used Crossfire 5870 2GB and Crossfire 6970 2GB cards, while the 6990 remained alone with 2 GPUs already onboard. The 7970 is tested alone - we have no Crossfire partner for it - yet. The 5970 is not included as it's 1GB per GPU frame buffer is insufficient for these settings.

Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark - Highest settings with 4xFSAA/16XAF with SSAO/Tessellation/Advanced Shadows. FRAPS results of benchmark run.

Battlefield 3 - High with 2xMSAA/16XAF + HBAO, no motion blur or post processing AA. FRAPS results of firefight in square against RPG's.

Civilization 5 - FRAPS result of lategamebench, fullscreen resolution, no AA, highest settings.

Crysis 2 - FRAPS results of Adrenaline benchmark tool using Times Square benchmark level with 2xAA, Edga AA enabled with Performance preset and DX11 + high res textures.

Call of Duty: MW 2 - FRAPS results of playthrough town assault, 4xMSAA/16xAF highest settings.

DiRT 3 - FRAPS results of Adrenaline benchmark tool of finland track, 8 cars, ultra preset using Dx11, 8xMSAA.

Lost Planet 2 - FRAPS results of benchmark test B, highest settings with 4xMSAA and DX11 features.

Left 4 Dead 2 - FRAPS results of playthough Hard Rain first level, highest settings with 8xMSAA/16xAF.

Metro 2033 - FRAPS results of benchmark tool Frontline level, highest settings with AAA/16xAF, DoF off.

Supreme Commander 2 - Would not run under Eyefinity and CrossfireX, and so was omitted.

Unreal Tournament 3 - FRAPS results of deathmatch Mobias Station level to 20 kills, control panel forced 8xMSAA + 16xAF.