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PowerColor PCS HD7870 MYST Video Card Review - Tahiti LE
|Date:||Wed, Mar 20, 2013 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
On March 5th, 2013 Square Enix released Tomb Raider, billed as a reboot of the franchise. In Tomb Raider, the player is confronted with a much younger Lara Croft who is shipwrecked and finds herself stranded on a mysterious island rife with danger, both natural and human. In contrast to the earlier games Croft is portrayed as vulnerable, acting out of necessity, desperation and sheer survival rather than for a greater cause or personal gain.
The game has been built on Crystal Dynamics's game engine called the "Crystal Engine" and the graphics look fantastic. AMD and Crystal Dyanmic's worked on a new technology called TressFX Hair, which AMD describes as “the world’s first in-game implementation of a real-time, per-strand hair physics system” for this game title. We set the image quality to ultimate for benchmarking, but we disabled TressFX Hair under the advanced tab to be fair to NVIDIA graphics cards that don't support the feature.
Benchmark Results: With 'Ultimate' image quality settings and TressFX Hair disabled we found both AMD Radeon HD 7870 powered cards were able to run the game fine, but the PowerColor PCS HD7870 Myst was significantly faster than the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition reference card.
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Page 1 - The PowerColor PCS HD7870 MYST - Tahiti LE
Page 2 - PowerColor 7870 Myst Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - Test System
Page 4 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 5 - Battlefield 3
Page 6 - Borderlands 2
Page 7 - Dirt: Showdown
Page 8 - Far Cry 3
Page 9 - Metro 2033
Page 10 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 11 - Tomb Raider
Page 12 - 3DMark 11
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Temperature & Noise Testing
Page 15 - Overclocking Tahiti LE
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions