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.
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.
3DMark Vantage (Performance)
Unigine Heaven (DX11 Xtreme)
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)||17 432||12 264|
|3DMark11 (Performance)||32 728||27 928|
|3DMark11 (Entry)||33 132||32 950|
|3DMark Vantage (Performance)||83 761||79 364|
|Unigine Heaven (DX11 Xtreme)||7521||6701|