ASUS Matrix Radeon HD 7970 Platinum 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 performance trend in Futuremark's 3DMark 11 benchmark looks much like Unigine Heaven's on the previous page. The ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Platinum is clearly faster than the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and pulls ahead of the GeForce GTX 680, but it trails the factory overclocked GeForce GTX 680 by a few percentage points, mostly due to the NVIDIA-powered card's strong showing in GT1 and GT4. Note that the ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Platinum is actually faster in GT2 and GT3, however.

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