AMD Radeon HD 7970 & HD 7950 - Heading to Southern Islands with Tahiti

By Wong Chung Wee - 13 Feb 2012

Crysis Warhead & Far Cry 2 Results

Crysis Warhead

For the Crysis Warhead at Enthusiast Settings with anti-aliasing at 4x setting, Radeon HD 7950 was unable to generate more than 30fps at the highest resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. At lower resolutions, the cards from the 7900 series performed consistently better against their competitors; at the resolution of 1920 x 1200, the cards performed at least 7 to 24% better than GeForce GTX 580. At the highest resolution, the cards' performance improved to approximately 12% with the HD 7950 and 30% with the HD 7970, regardless of the anti-aliasing settings.

Against the dual-GPU cards, the top-end HD 7970 is a distant 30 to 40% off their performance results.


Far Cry 2

NVIDIA GeForce cards usually do well on Far Cry 2 and at 2560 x 1600 resolution, Radeon HD 7970 only managed to pulled ahead from GeForce GTX 580 by a razor-thin margin of slightly more than 0.1 per cent. With the benchmark's anti-aliasing set at 4x, only the Radeon HD 7970 managed to pull ahead of GeForce GTX 580 at all three resolution settings. The younger brother from Southern Islands, Radeon HD 7950, was clearly outclassed in this situation.


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