Four way CrossFireX AMD Radeon HD 7970 performance is quite interesting. It's nice to see that gone are the days of these massive swings in performance where you either lose half your FPS or see great gains. It doesn't come as a surprise that you find yourself hitting a bit of a wall at below 2560 x 1600 and surely no one is really looking at a four way setup for a 1920 x 1200 gaming setup anyway.
The setup, as always, is going to stand out at the highest resolutions. That means 2560 x 1600 for single monitor setups and anything beyond that for multi monitor Eyefinity setups. Like the HD 6900 series, though, it seems we're going to hit this sweet spot with three GPUs.
Four way GPU setups are going to look a bit more attractive when we find ourselves with a pair of HD 7990s as we'll have a setup with loads of GPU while still having breathing room thanks to the two card setup. Four way setups have a place if you're going down the path of three 30" 2560 x 1600 monitors. Outside of that, though, we continue to see the furthest place we'd recommend to people is a three way setup.
Stepping away from the performance of the four way setup, though, and looking closer at the VisionTek offering, we've got nothing out of the ordinary. This isn't a bad thing and considering we've seen few companies move away from the reference setup, it doesn't come as too much of a surprise.
Priced at $549.99 the VisionTek offering comes in exactly where you'd expect and in the end we get another HD 7970 that we wouldn't have any issue recommending. The model on a whole is just really good and in single card form performance is really strong. Of course, if you want to throw a second or third into the mix, we wouldn't stop you. It just might end up being your wallet that does.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark 11]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Digital-only Xbox One coming in 2019
- Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales fails at sales expectations
- Sunset Overdrive is coming to PC, available on November 16th
- SMITE Nintendo Switch release planned for November 16th
- Smash Bros. Ultimate/Pokemon: Let's Go to bump Switch sales
- ASUS PRIME B450M-A/CSM AM4 with AMD RYZEN 5 2600 CPU will only boot Windows after reset
- G-Technology Mobile SSD R Series 1TB Review
- Asus 2-in-1 Q524UQ
- AMD Radeon RX 590 Review: The Refresh Of A Refresh Is Here
- Gigabyte Psu buzzing?
- Kolumno is now available on PC, mobile and Smart TVs
- Wolfalone Studio announces Darwin's Test!
- World's Top PUBG MOBILE Players Head to Dubai For PUBG MOBILE 'STAR CHALLENGE' Global Finals, Tickets On Sale NowWorld's Top PUBG MOBILE Players Head to Dubai For PUBG MOBILE 'STAR CHALLENGE' Global Finals, Tickets On Sale Now
- Nexon Secures Global Publishing Rights For Pokelabo, Square Enix-Developed SinoAlice
- Makeblock Announces Educational Partnership with Gratnells Storage Solutions