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AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Reference Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 7, 2012 4:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: AMD

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New benchmark grants the power to unleash the DirectX 11 potential in the gift wrapping of impressively towering graphics capabilities. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. With the interactive mode emerging experience of exploring the intricate world is ensured within reach. Through its advanced renderer, Unigine is one of the first to set precedence in showcasing the art assets with tessellation, bringing compelling visual finesse, utilizing the technology to the full extend and exhibiting the possibilities of enriching 3D gaming.




Tessellation is an area that NVIDIA have always been strong in, AMD have done a good job of improving performance in this area as we move from generation to generation and looking above we can see they've again done an excellent job making improvements in this area.


Comparing the HD 6970 and HD 7970 we can see gains of up to 60% at the higher resolution. Even against the GTX 580, a card that has always done excellent under tessellation heavy benchmarks, the HD 7970 offers extremely strong performance.

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