AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti Pro DirectX 11 GPU Review

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3DMark 11 Performance

Futuremark 3DMark11
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

Futuremark 3DMark11

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark11, is specifically bound to Windows Vista and WIndows 7-based systems due to its DirectX 11 requirement, which isn't available on previous versions of Windows. 3DMark11 isn't simply a port of 3DMark Vantage to DirectX 11, though. With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated four new graphics tests, a physics tests, and a new combined test. We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark11's Extreme preset option, which uses a resolution of 1920x1080 with 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

The Radeon HD 7950 also performed well in the 3DMark11 benchmark. Here, the 7950 finished behind the Radeon HD 7970, but fell somewhere in between the reference GeForce GTX 580 and the factory overclocked 3GB model.

Once again, we see a small performance improvement for the Radeon HD 7970 when tested with the newer RC11 drivers.

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