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January 3, 2012 6:46:35 AM

I heard a rumor stating that the Radeon HD 7970 offers almost twice the performance of the HD 6970. A single 7970 offers almost as much performance as the dual-core HD 6990.

Now that all of the technical details have been released and the cards have been benched and tested, in percentages, how much faster is the HD 7970 over the previous generation?

I have two HD 5870's, how much more performance will I see if I get two HD 7970's over my current setup?

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a c 365 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 7:20:17 AM

See following review that can help answer some of your questions. Performance depends on the game. Most of the time the HD 7970 is slower than the HD 6990. However, in Batman Arkham City, the HD 7970 outperforms the HD 6990; probably because Batman does not make use of Crossfire tech.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970/

How does it compare with XFired HD 5870s? Don't know; I generally don't following XFire and SLI performance since I have no interest in that.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 7:57:44 AM

ambam said:
I have two HD 5870's, how much more performance will I see if I get two HD 7970's over my current setup?


Performance will be close to the HD 7970 seeing that 2 HD 5870s beats a single GTX 580 by a little though.
But speaking of the lag of 1 GB of VRAM in the HD 5870, the poor tessellation and DX11 support, Power consumption in the HD 5870 you might wanna go the HD 7970.
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 8:12:37 AM

I'd say that you should sell those 2 5870 and get yourself a 7970 when they become available. Just as the member above me said, the 5870's have less vram (important if you want to game @ 1080p with max AA/AF), and their tesselation performanse is poor even compared to the 6900's. So the 7970 is the way to go, even one will be enough, add to that its great overclocking abilities, and you have a winner card :) 
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 8:59:07 AM

Sell both 5870 and get a new 7970.And you will have the fastest single gpu card.
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a c 365 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 1:09:16 PM

ilysaml said:
... the poor tessellation and DX11 support, Power consumption in the HD 5870 you might wanna go the HD 7970.


Poor in the sense that HD 5xxx is a 1st generation DX11 engine. Newer cards improves upon older cards.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 7:32:55 PM

jaguarskx said:
Poor in the sense that HD 5xxx is a 1st generation DX11 engine. Newer cards improves upon older cards.

True..but it's a fact.
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2012 10:45:18 PM

when you see the toms hardware review it shows far more better results than the techpowerup ones, i dont trust techpowerup charts. see also the guru3d review
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