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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Quad CrossFireX Stomps 3DMark Records

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You ask for more graphics power, well Asus ROG's Andre Yang shows off the power of a quad-CrossFireX Radeon HD 7970 setup, which captures not one, not two but five "unofficial" world 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 , January 4, 2012 5:47 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.
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    deathengine , January 4, 2012 4:22 PM
    Nice, and what i love is how practical this is for the masses. ;) 
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    Derbixrace , January 4, 2012 4:17 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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    Derbixrace , January 4, 2012 4:17 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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    julius 85 , January 4, 2012 4:17 PM
    Nice
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    deathengine , January 4, 2012 4:22 PM
    Nice, and what i love is how practical this is for the masses. ;) 
  • 15 Hide
    mobrocket , January 4, 2012 4:25 PM
    i know what joke willl be coming
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    classzero , January 4, 2012 4:32 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.
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    wolfram23 , January 4, 2012 4:35 PM
    Holy crap almost 1.5ghz on the core clock!

    And yeah that's a pretty sound beating, especially the Unigene Heaven bench.
  • 8 Hide
    sosofm , January 4, 2012 4:37 PM
    Another world record. :) 
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    nforce4max , January 4, 2012 4:38 PM
    I WTB two pls :o 
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    pacioli , January 4, 2012 4:51 PM
    Wow! This has no practical application...
  • 6 Hide
    robochump , January 4, 2012 4:56 PM
    How long would this ting last in the real world?? lol Nerd cool though!
  • 15 Hide
    esrever , January 4, 2012 4:58 PM
    people who say this has not practical application are just jelly.
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    razor512 , January 4, 2012 5:02 PM
    Can you run a copy of red alert 2 on that system and tell us how well it performs?
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    envymert , January 4, 2012 5:05 PM
    These scores even though the typical user would not get them are still impressive.
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    applegetsmelaid , January 4, 2012 5:07 PM
    Makes sense.
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    Filiprino , January 4, 2012 5:08 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.
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    PhoneyVirus , January 4, 2012 5:34 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.

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    dontcrosthestreams , January 4, 2012 5:37 PM
    my 6950 is only at 870 mhz lol
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