3DMark 11

3dm11p AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

3dm11x AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

Futuremark's 3DMark 11 is one of the most iconic benchmarks around, and their highly anticipated Windows 8 refresh is just around the corner. The 13.5/9% increase in clocks of the GHz Edition gave an average 9% improvement over the older HD 7970, although it is still not enough to catch up with the GTX 680 which remained about 13% ahead.

 

Unigine Heaven 3.0

unigine AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review   Tahitis Boost from Overclocking and Drivers

As we turned up the image quality, the GTX 680's puny 2GB framebuffer showed its ugly side.