Basemark CL: Video Processing
The video processing benchmarks are a mixed bag mostly dominated by Nvidia’s Quadro cards.
We didn't see the same benchmark numbers as what AMD showed in its marketing materials. The company often didn't include Nvidia’s Quadro 6000, and when it does show up, its performance is lower that what we measured. We don’t know which version of Basemark CL AMD used, but we're testing with the most current one.
I bet most professionals wont touch these cards until atleast 3-4 driver revisions. These cards are newer, and perform worse than competitions older.
2. Also, how do the consumer cards perform on these pro softwares ?
in the end I'm glad to see that AMD graphic section is trying to make an effort, not like the their proc section..
So depending on what you use it for, it may very well be a great choice.
Yes, this is a brand new architecture and yes, performance improvements will continue to be made with subsequent driver optimizations.
AFAIK, its not possible now to BIOS mod a regular 7970 into a W9000. AMD and Nvidia have become smarter.