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Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Hardware News |

AMD Radeon HD 7970: Changes in performance

AMD Radeon HD 7970: Changes in performance

Less than one week launched its new Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition “XT2 Tahiti” , release the left located Radeon HD 7970 Traditional in the 2nd position in the list of AMD GPUs power ordered.

While the half-birthday of the hd 7970 (currently six months since it was launched), those of OCaholic made a very interesting review by testing a total of nine different versions of WHQL drivers and preliminary among which are:

  • Catalyst 11.12 (8.921.0.0) (02/12/2011) (Retail)
  • Catalyst RC11 11.12 (8.921.2) (19/12/2011)
  • Catalyst WHQL 11.12 (8.921.5) (29/12/2011)
  • Catalyst 12.2 (8.950.0) (14/02/2012)
  • Catalyst 3.12 WHQL (8.951.0) (08/03/2012)
  • Catalyst 4.12 WHQL (8.961.0) (05/04/2012)
  • Catalyst 12.6 (8.980.0) (Beta 06.04.2012)
  • Catalyst 12.x (9.000.0) (Beta 06.12.2012)
  • Catalyst 12.7 (8.981.2) (Beta 06.12.2012)

Without further ado here some of the test:

AMD Radeon HD 7970: Changes in performance image 2

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AMD Radeon HD 7970: Changes in performance image 4

This review helps us to get an idea of how has changed AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU in its first six months of existence, and on average, from their first drivers earned an average of 23.13% extra performance in games (one 46.27% in synthetic test), thanks to AMD Catalyst drivers 7.12 Beta, released by the Radeon HD 7970.

We recommend reading the full review OCaholic.

Link: HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 7.12 Beta, AMD Best driver ever? (OCaholic)

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