Both of our Dirt three benchmarks show a major improvement over the stock cards already impressive performance. Our metro benchmarks didn’t show much of an increase, that was surprising but the numbers we did see are still very impressive for a single card. Even in BattleField: Bad Company 2 we saw performance numbers approaching what we have seen in crossfire and SLI configurations. There is no doubt that this card is a monster!
Seeing this card in person makes a world of difference. It is one sexy card.
Still pissed that AMD doesn't offer a backplate on their 7900 series of cards though. That is the side that most gamer's look at. Being in a normal case.
I would like to see some Crossfire numbers, I know that AMD has been lacking in their drivers for two cards for some time now. They have said that it's going to get better but when? People are buying 2 7970's are having scaling issues. I hope AMD gets it figured out and fast. Nvidia needs some good competition and the 7970 is that card.
For instance 1 7970, 1920x1080 Dirt 3 60fps, 2 cards 112fps. 1 card at 2650x1600, 37fps, 2 cards 40fps. Heard that over at PCper. Weird issue. Cards "can" scale really well in some instances! But in others they fall flat on their face.
I actually had crossfire benchmarks done before i left for CES but I'm going to retest with a more up to date driver. We didn't have scaling issues but once I was finished with the last benchmark the entire rig shutdown. After talking with AMD they think it was a driver issue.