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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Reviews

Looking for hardware reviews on the new AMD Radeon HD 7970? OpenBenchmarking.org's Cekora Engine has found some.

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Reviews:

anandtech.com: The last time we saw this happen was in 2006/2007, when unified shaders and DirectX 10 lead to AMD and NVIDIA developing brand new architectures for their GPUs. Since then there have been some important revisions such as AMD?s VLIW4 architecture and NVIDIA?s Fermi architecture, but so far nothing has quite compared to 2006/2007, until now.

bit-tech.net: It?s been a quiet year for graphics. With both AMD and Nvidia playing their current generation?s hand by March 2011 with the arrival of the GeForce GTX 590 3GB and the Radeon HD 6990 4GB, the rest of the year has only seen minor or limited-run releases such as the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 1.3GB or the Radeon HD 6790 1GB.

guru3d.com: Face it, value for money wise the 6900 really isn't a bad deal, but performance wise the architecture just had a hard time dealing with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 580. NVIDIA is like a bear in hibernation with bit of a dull lineup for the Christmas 2011 season. AMD on the other hand is moving forward real fast. They are transitioning towards the all new 28nm fabrication node which allows them to place more transistors into a die package at lower voltages.

hardocp.com: The new Radeon HD 7970 marks the launch of AMD's next generation video cards. The Radeon HD 7970 represents the fastest single-GPU video card from AMD with a new architecture. We will evaluate gameplay performance and compare it to the previous generation, as well as the competition, in single-display and Eyefinity resolutions.

hardwareheaven.com: Today we take a detailed look at the Radeon HD 7970 in the latest games, including Star Wars: The Old Republic and Batman: Arkham City. Added to that is GPU computing performance as well as 1080p playback tests and power, thermal and noise testing.

hardwaresecrets.com: Next month AMD will introduce their latest family of graphics chips, called "Southern Islands," based on a completely new architecture and supporting the new PCI Express 3.0 protocol. The first model to be released will be the most high-end model, the Radeon HD 7970, codename "Tahiti," which will cost USD 550. Let's check its performance.

hothardware.com: We have been hearing about AMD?s ?Southern Island? family of graphics processors for quite some time. Even during briefings for the Northern Island series of products which ultimately became the Radeon HD 6000 series, news about Southern Islands was already trickling out. Rumors about these parts have been rampant for what seems like ages, but now, just in time to get all you hardcore gamers fired up this holiday season, AMD is officially taking the wraps of Southern Islands.

legitreviews.com: As good as the performance is with the stock clock speeds of 925 MHz core and 1375 MHz memory the true beauty of the Radeon HD 7970 was found when it was overclocked. We were able to push the card all the way up to 1165MHz core and 1625 MHz, which increased the performance of the card by over 20% in the benchmarks. With the Radeon HD 7970 overclocked to the max it was able to compete with the AMD Radeon HD 6990 OC and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590. It's nice to see the flagship single GPU card of the current generation flirting with the dual-GPU behemoths...

techpowerup.com: Today AMD launches their new Radeon HD 7970. The card is based on brand-new 28 nanometer silicon which promises reduced power consumption. Another important change is AMD's move to a new shader architecture, enabling increased performance, easier design of future products and more efficient rendering.

tools.vr-zone.com: After a year of less than stellar CPU launches (Bulldozer) and the fallout from the massive company-wide layoffs and manufacturing delays, AMD and their fans finally have something to cheer about this holiday season. Built on the radical 28nm 'Graphics Core Next' architecture and numerous another innovations, the US$549 Radeon HD 7970 flexes it considerable muscles in the high end enthusiast GPU market.


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This is a post from the OpenBenchmarking.org Blog. AMD Radeon HD 7970 Reviews was posted in Product Launches on Thursday, 22 December 2011.


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