HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.6 WHQL & 12.7 Beta

Published by Christian Ney on 06.07.12
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Test Setup

Hardware

Mainboard
  • ASUS P8P67 Pro (BIOS 2303)
CPUs
  • Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 GHz (Turbo Off / HT On)
Memory
  • G.Skill RipjawsZ Dual Channel 4x4GB CL9-9-9-24-DDR3-1600 MHz
Graphic Cards (Driver)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire
  • XFX Radeon HD 7970 (XFX Double Dissipation)
Drivers
  • Catalyst 11.12 (8.921.0.0) (02/12/2011) (First Retail Drivers) (Found in the HD 7970 Retail Box)
  • Catalyst 11.12 RC11 (8.921.2) (19/12/2011) (Found in the HD 7970 Retail Box)
  • Catalyst 11.12 WHQL (8.921.5) (29/12/2011)
  • Catalyst 12.2 (8.950.0) (14/02/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.3 WHQL (8.951.0) (08/03/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.4 WHQL (8.961.0) (05/04/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.6 (8.980.0) (Unofficial Beta 04/06/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.x (9.000.0) (Unofficial Beta 12/06/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.7 (8.981.2) (Unofficial Beta 12/06/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.6 WHQL (8.980.0) (11/06/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.7 (8.981.2.1) (Beta 25/06/2012)
HDD
  • Samsung SSD 830 Series 128 GB
PSU
  • Seasonic Platinum SS-1000XP / 1000 Watts





Page 1 - Introduction Page 8 - Crysis 2 / Dragon Age 2
Page 2 - Test Setup & Specifications Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. / The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim / StarCraft 2
Page 3 - Benchmarks and Games Settings Page 10 - Power Consumption
Page 4 - 3D Mark 11 / 3D Mark Vantage Page 11 - Summary Benchmark Results
Page 5 - Unigine Heaven / TessMark Page 12 - Performance Index
Page 6 - Alien vs. Predator / Batman: Arkham City / Dirt 2 Page 13 - Conclusion
Page 7 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 / BattleField 3



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