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HIS Radeon HD 7970 X Turbo 3GB Overclocked Video Card Review - Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF

HIS bring a beasty new GHz Edition Radeon HD 7970 to the table with the new HD 7970 X IceQ X2 Turbo.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 30, 2012 5:49 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: HIS

High Quality AA and AF

 

 

While we test all our games with maximum in-game settings, turning on Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Antistrophic Filtering (AF) helps take the intensity of our testing to another level.

 

Here we see video cards go from playable FPS to an unplayable FPS and the real power houses continue to help break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.

 

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Starting our AA tests with Mafia II we can see very strong performance out of our HIS HD 7970 X IceQ X2 with it being the only video card alongside the GHz Edition based Sapphire offering which is able to break the 60 FPS mark at 2560 x 1600.

 

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Alien vs. Predator doesn't fair as well at the higher resolution, but we do see some fantastic numbers come out of the HIS HD 7970 X IceQ X2 at 1920 x1200 while we see the NVIDIA offerings really struggle.

 

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Far Cry 2 manages to still perform great with the AA and AF detail cranked right up with some very playable numbers at both resolutions.

 

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Metro 2033 sees some great performance at 1920 x 1200, but just like Aliens vs. Predator, we see all of the video cards struggle to hit the 60 FPS mark at the higher 2560 x 1600 resolution.

 

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Finishing off with Just Cause 2 we can see the GHz Edition based video cards are again the only ones that are able to break the 60 FPS mark at 2560 x 1600.

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