ASUS Radeon HD 7970 3GB CrossFire ReviewFri, Jan 20, 2012 - 12:00 AM
3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world’s most popular benchmark for measuring the 3D graphics performance of gaming PCs. 3DMark 11 uses a native DirectX 11 engine designed to make extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11, including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.
Since Futuremark has recently released 3DMark11 we decided to run the benchmark at both performance and extreme presets to see how our hardware will run.
3DMark11 Performance Benchmark Results:
Nearly all gamers use some version of 3DMark for testing, so we ran Futuremark 3DMark11 with the performance preset enabled to see how the AMD Radeon HD 7970 does in CrossFire. A single Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 graphics card was capable of scoring P9750, which is an impressive score. With two Radeon HD 7970 cards in the system for CrossFire we were able to reach P14284. This is a solid 47% performance gain.
3DMark11 Extreme Benchmark Results:
We also ran Futuremark 3DMark11 with the extreme present and found the single AMD Radeon HD 7970 to have an overall score of X2752 and the dual-GPU CrossFire setup to have a score of X5337. This is a performance gain of nearly 94% – the highest percentage gain in any benchmark that we ran.