ASUS Matrix HD 7970 Platinum Video Card Review

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Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

Drivers used for testing:

  • Catalyst 12.11 Beta6 – All AMD Radeon HD Cards
  • GeForce 310.33 – All NVIDIA GeForce Cards

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

Intel LGA2011 Test System
Intel LGA2011 Test System

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 0906 that came out on 12/22/2011. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 1T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with firmware version 2.25.

The Intel X79 Test Platform

 

Component

 

Brand/Model

 

Live Pricing

 

Processor

 

Intel Core i7-3960X

 

Motherboard

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

 

Memory

16GB Corsair 1866MHz

 

Video Card

 

Various

 

Solid-State Drive

 

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

 

Cooling

 

Intel RTS2011LC

 

Power Supply

Corsair AX1200

 

Operating System

 

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Video Cards Tested:

  • ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB – 1100MHz Core / 1650MHz Memory
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X 3GB – 1050MHz Core / 1500MHz Memory
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB – 950MHz Core / 1250MHz Memory
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 680 TOP 2GB – 1137MHz Core / 1502MHz Memory
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 670 TOP 2GB – 1059MHz Core / 1502MHz Memory

ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB GPU-Z Information:

ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB GPU-Z
ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB GPU-Z
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