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MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning 3GB Video Card Overclocked Review - Benchmarks - 3DMark 11

AMD's Radeon HD 7970 gets the Lightning treatment from MSI and we take the time to overclock this bad boy to see what it can do.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 29, 2012 3:16 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%      Manufacturer: MSI

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/

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3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

 

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Straight away we can see really strong performance gains from our MSI HD 7970 here with numbers that sit almost in line with the dual GPU HD 6990. Compared to the GTX 680 we can see it has no issue dealing with the card at stock, but overclocked it's a little behind.

 

What's interesting, though, is when you move to the higher resolution Xtreme preset, the two cards are only eight points apart.

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