AMD Radeon HD 7970 Quad CrossFireX Stomps 3DMark Records

In an article on the overclocking world rankings HWBOT, it was reported that Asus ROG's Andre Yang posted to Facebook a news update showing off new World Records for 3DMark and Unigine Heaven. HWBOT does point out the results are not confirmed to be legit just yet. It is believed that the results will be made official after the official launch of the Radeon HD 7970 on January 9th

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Yang used four Radeon HD 7970's and an Intel Core i7-3960X on an Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 motherboard to achieve the five "unofficial" world records. With the help of overclocking on liquid nitrogen, he performs the benchmarks with CPU clock speed @ 5.6 GHz and GPU clock speed up to 1,600 MHz.

3DMark11 (Xtreme)

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3DMark11 (Performance)

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3DMark11 (Entry)

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3DMark Vantage (Performance)

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Unigine Heaven (DX11 Xtreme)

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The following table shows the comparison to the respective current record:

Benchmark (Setting) New world record?
(4 x GPU)
Current world record
(4 x GPU)
3DMark11 (Xtreme)17 43212 264
3DMark11 (Performance)32 72827 928
3DMark11 (Entry)33 13232 950
3DMark Vantage (Performance)83 76179 364
Unigine Heaven (DX11 Xtreme)75216701

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  • freggo
    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.
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  • deathengine
    Nice, and what i love is how practical this is for the masses. ;)
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  • Derbixrace
    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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  • Derbixrace
    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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  • julius 85
    Nice
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  • deathengine
    Nice, and what i love is how practical this is for the masses. ;)
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