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10 Jan 2012 06:14 #22115 by garfi3ld
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titleAll of the holidays, New Years, and CES cause a chaos this time a year. Last year we had the Sandy Bridge launch in the mix. This year AMD's new GPU series launch is packed in as well. Around the holidays we saw a few reviews using AMD's reference design. Sampling was very limited; today all of the manufactures can finally release all of their reviews. Today we are covering Sapphires first card of many, the HD 7970. This card uses the reference design and cooler and should be a great way to judge the series’ performance without any overclocking or aftermarket cooling. AMD advertises the HD 7970 as the world’s fastest single GPU, let’s find out!

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10 Jan 2012 14:44 #22116 by Arxon
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Dear god that thing is a BEAST!

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10 Jan 2012 18:16 #22118 by Dreyvas
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Was hoping to see some BF3 benchmarks, but looking awesome otherwise. :D

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10 Jan 2012 18:24 #22119 by L0rdG1gabyt3
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That is an amazing piece of hardware. Compared to the 580s which run $499, the amount of performance gain you get going to this card for just another $50 is really a great deal!

I hope to hear something from nVidia pretty soon on their Kepler cards.....

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10 Jan 2012 18:56 #22120 by THUMPer
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hardocp.com/article/2012/01/09/amd_radeo...performance_review/5

They also OC great. Here are some BF3 benchies

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08 Feb 2012 08:46 #22647 by lonewolf170
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ugh, seeing these all make me realize how behind I am with my crossfire 5750's...

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08 Feb 2012 08:48 #22648 by Wingless92
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Yea, those are getting long in the tooth. It all depends on what resolution that you play at. 1920x1200 and lower you don't need a "Monster" card to run games at. A 6870 would be just fine. Then again, it depends on what game that you're playing and how much eye candy you want on.

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08 Feb 2012 08:52 #22649 by lonewolf170
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Wingless92 wrote: Yea, those are getting long in the tooth. It all depends on what resolution that you play at. 1920x1200 and lower you don't need a "Monster" card to run games at. A 6870 would be just fine. Then again, it depends on what game that you're playing and how much eye candy you want on.


Yea I haven't really played anything new recently. LoL, SC2, BF3 run fine so far. My last comp I ran into the ground. 4 years on a single Nvidia 9600...

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08 Feb 2012 08:56 #22650 by garfi3ld
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what resolution? BF3 on high settings can be demanding

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08 Feb 2012 09:12 - 08 Feb 2012 09:12 #22652 by lonewolf170
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1920 X 1080 on auto settings. Mostly on high though.

EDIT: I hardly play though. Got the game for $10 and haven't played since alpha... I'm lvl one still...
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