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

By Wong Chung Wee - 13 Feb 2012

Unigine "Heaven" 2.1 Results

Unigine "Heaven" 2.1

 

DirectX 11 Results

Tesellation performance is heavily emphasized on the Unigine benchmark and we can see that with the new GCN architecture, the new Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 handle tessellation operations better than Radeon HD 6990, their dual-GPU relative from the previous generation of Northern Island cards. The Radeon HD 7950 is almost on par with the Radeon HD 6990 while the Radeon HD 7970 outperforms its predecessor on the DirectX 11 front. Judging from the numbers here, it seems that AMD has greatly improved the tessellation performance of their newest cards.

 

DirectX 10 Results

DirectX 10 performance on AMD cards have generally been good and the results from the Radeon HD 7900 series carry this legacy further. However, DX10 performance matters are probably no longer as important as they were before. Several titles this year will be DX11 ready, thus DX10 performance will steadily take a back seat in the coming months ahead.

 

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