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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Quad CrossFireX Stomps 3DMark Records

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January 4, 2012 4:17:13 PM

awesome scores but they will get better with better drivers and when more GPUs are available so they can cherry pick, also you can see that its being CPU bottlenecked on everything except 3Dmark11 Xtreme and Unigine Heaven Extreme.
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January 4, 2012 4:22:34 PM

Nice, and what i love is how practical this is for the masses. ;) 
January 4, 2012 4:25:25 PM

i know what joke willl be coming
January 4, 2012 4:32:21 PM

deathengineNice, and what i love is how practical this is for the masses.


Exactly, these outlying scores only skew the comparisons of people bench marking their usable rig.
January 4, 2012 4:35:42 PM

Holy crap almost 1.5ghz on the core clock!

And yeah that's a pretty sound beating, especially the Unigene Heaven bench.
January 4, 2012 4:37:23 PM

Another world record. :) 
January 4, 2012 4:38:24 PM

I WTB two pls :o 
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January 4, 2012 4:39:14 PM

Yeah, but the main question is still without answer: can it play crysis? :) 
January 4, 2012 4:51:53 PM

Wow! This has no practical application...
January 4, 2012 4:52:38 PM

realistically what does this matter to anyone in the real world? It doesn't matter at all. No one is going to run an system like this and would be stupid to try and run it like this long term. It is all to say, my system is better then yours. WHO CARES!
January 4, 2012 4:56:01 PM

How long would this ting last in the real world?? lol Nerd cool though!
January 4, 2012 4:58:29 PM

people who say this has not practical application are just jelly.
January 4, 2012 5:02:21 PM

Can you run a copy of red alert 2 on that system and tell us how well it performs?
January 4, 2012 5:03:01 PM

Can this play crysis? :D 
January 4, 2012 5:05:38 PM

These scores even though the typical user would not get them are still impressive.
January 4, 2012 5:08:30 PM

Well, I don't find the reason for doing these things. If they used conventional cooling (air or water) and went for stable 24/7 systems it would be more useful and deserving than just using some LN2 and lots of multimeters on hardware that will end up in the dumpster.
January 4, 2012 5:34:44 PM

AMD HD 7950 won't show up on January 9th

Of course, the Tahiti XT HD 7970 should start selling on January 9th, but for now the cheaper HD 7950 won't.

www.fudzilla.com
January 4, 2012 5:47:55 PM

FiliprinoWell, I don't find the reason for doing these things. If they used conventional cooling (air or water) and went for stable 24/7 systems it would be more useful and deserving than just using some LN2 and lots of multimeters on hardware that will end up in the dumpster.


I guess it is like the 100m dash at the Olympics.
Not much use in everyday life, but fun to watch.
January 4, 2012 5:56:28 PM

...and why didn't AMD use their own FX series processor?

I wonder...




(no, I don't really wonder. I do know why. I'm just being sarcastic.)
January 4, 2012 5:57:35 PM

I wonder how much FPS it would get in BF3 at ultra settings on 3 full HD monitors.
January 4, 2012 6:01:06 PM

dgingeri...and why didn't AMD use their own FX series processor?I wonder...(no, I don't really wonder. I do know why. I'm just being sarcastic.)

What's AMD got to do with it? It's ASUS we're talking about here so ...
January 4, 2012 6:09:54 PM

Imagine the amazing work you could do with 3dws max and the gpu rendering with iRay and qucksilver. truly amazing. and editing? can you say red one uncompressed openCL|cuda? YESSS! PLEASE!
January 4, 2012 6:10:19 PM

SpadeMWhat's AMD got to do with it? It's ASUS we're talking about here so ...


in 3D :o 
January 4, 2012 6:11:15 PM

sublime2kI wonder how much FPS it would get in BF3 at ultra settings on 3 full HD monitors.


IN 3D :o 

Posted the first in the wrong message :) 
January 4, 2012 6:11:31 PM

AMD is good at breaking records....
January 4, 2012 6:27:25 PM

Can it play Crysis?
January 4, 2012 6:46:09 PM

esreverpeople who say this has not practical application are just jelly.

Of course it is practical; it only takes your own personal butler to keep pouring the liquid nitrogen in there, and you can happily game away...
January 4, 2012 6:46:38 PM

Nice scores. Nice, pointless scores matched with pointless amounts of hardware. Pretty much any game in existence today would played maxed out with 1 of those cards on a Intel processor from 3 generations ago. My point being we NEED the next generation of consoles! Not because I care about consoles, it's because I want game makers to be forced to create games made for cards from the last 3 years or so.
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January 4, 2012 6:46:43 PM

Reminds me of Guinness world record of FX-8150. I had high hopes that time :)  . Hopefully the graphics part of AMD is still awesome.
January 4, 2012 6:49:47 PM

Although this doesn't provide actual practical use. As stated earlier, it is fun to watch. And it shows how AMD is capable of monster video card capability's.
January 4, 2012 7:12:24 PM

in 15 years, all that you see in that picture, will be in a chip the size of your pinkynail, and be 5x faster too.
January 4, 2012 7:16:35 PM

Apparently some people here don't understand the concept behind world records... :pfff: 

At any rate, this is pretty darn impressive. I believe someone mentioned a CPU bottlenecking issue, as well as the fact a more complimentary chipset is bound to be released in the near future, this record is certain to fall again soon. Can a pair of 7990s be crossfired? And if so, being that they're essentially two 7970s on one card, would there be any performance increase?
January 4, 2012 7:23:37 PM

Stop trying to turn video cards into racing cars.

Racing cars are meant to keep crappy beer drinking rednecks from beating their wife and kids during their down time from their menial labour jobs.

We don't need that for nerds....
January 4, 2012 7:27:13 PM

oooo I would love gaming on that! how many screens does it support in total?
January 4, 2012 7:28:11 PM

At first I was like wow, these new 7900 series cards must really be something...., then...., I saw what they had to do to get there....ummm, yea, whatever. Typical AMD fluff.

It's like comparing a Nascar with what you bought from your dealer car, technically they are both cars, that's about it.
January 4, 2012 7:38:41 PM

Heres a practical application for you : ray tracing. Maybe we can finally start putting some real time RTs in games.
January 4, 2012 7:57:46 PM

LOL.... some people are weird! Practical application? As if the purpose of this world record attempt had anything to do with "practical"! What's the "practicality" of a dragster doing 240Mph on a quarter mile? How about climbing Mont Everest? We do those things simply because we want to know if we can and because it's fun. It's called the human nature. Most of which is... unpractical!
January 4, 2012 8:05:27 PM

Just because most people play at 1920x1080 doesn't mean everyone does. 5x1 Eyefinity is quickly becoming a popular setup and even at 1920x1200 you're talking about 11.5 million pixels. Dual 6990s can quickly be brought to their knees at these resolutions. While this setup isn't needed for everyday users or even single screen power gamers, there are practical applications in which this type of gpu power would be utilized.
January 4, 2012 8:18:55 PM

Love stuff like this... crazy stuff. Last CPU I overclocked was a celeron many, many years ago.

I just hope that this still goes on after Apple gain more market share as I'm pretty positive that they'll stop this type of thing
January 4, 2012 8:26:53 PM

DRosencraftApparently some people here don't understand the concept behind world records... At any rate, this is pretty darn impressive. I believe someone mentioned a CPU bottlenecking issue, as well as the fact a more complimentary chipset is bound to be released in the near future, this record is certain to fall again soon. Can a pair of 7990s be crossfired? And if so, being that they're essentially two 7970s on one card, would there be any performance increase?


This has me most interested. If we follow the patterns of the 6990 or other dual vcore cards, most likely we'll see a slight increase in performance with a lower power consumption. Can not wait for these 7970's to be released. Already sold one of my 5850's. :) 
January 4, 2012 8:38:37 PM

This is an outrigth admission by AMD... It can't even use its own CPU to get the best performance from its latest GPU.
January 4, 2012 8:40:20 PM

But can it run Crisis?



Sorry. It was begging to be said.
January 4, 2012 8:47:36 PM

I thought crossfire was 2, trifire was 3, quadfire was 4...
January 4, 2012 9:20:39 PM

I'd be more impressed by water-cooling world records. LIN is cool though. Sticking your hand in the bottom of a bucket to dig for frozen Gator-aid can be risky, if your not quick enough; Frostbite sets in damn quick.
January 4, 2012 9:23:02 PM

leon2006This is an outrigth admission by AMD... It can't even use its own CPU to get the best performance from its latest GPU.

Do you not read articles, or you just like to comment? AMD did not do this benchmark, it was done by ASUS. I'm not sure if you are just an Intel fanboy, though they do have mighty fine processors atm, or you are just a person to troll. In that case, go to your cave troll.
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