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Old May 10, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post
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FYI I am providing a few links

legitreviews
GTX 670 review - HD 7970 with AMD Catalyst 12.4
NVIDIA & EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card Review - Batman: Arkham City - Legit Reviews

GTX 680 review
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Video Card Review - Batman: Arkham City - Legit Reviews

Hexus
GTX 670 review - HD 7970 with Catalyst 12.4
Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - Graphics - HEXUS.net - Page 6

GTX 680 review
Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB graphics card - Graphics - HEXUS.net - Page 10

hardware.fr

GTX 670 review - HD 7970 with Catalyst 12.4
Benchmark : Batman Arkham City - Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 en test - HardWare.fr

GTX 680 review
Benchmark : Batman Arkham City - Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 en test - HardWare.fr

All of them show the HD 7970 / HD 7950 gaining significant performance . In fact the hardware.fr review
shows the HD 7970 going from 79 to 98 fps at 4XAA and the HD 7950 going from 71 to 85 fps. At 8X AA
the HD 7970 is shown to beat the GTX 680 clearly in all the 3 websites.


So could you please explain how there is no change in the HD 7970 scores from the earlier reviews to

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Review
Very easy.

They use the BUILT IN BENCHMARK while we use an actual in-game sequence. AMD has optimized their latest driver stack for the somewhat unique conditions in the benchmark, hence the improvement. IN game, there is no improvement whatsoever.

HOWEVER, this brings me to my next point. You will notice in the GTX 690 reviews that used Batman: AC + the built in benchmark that many sites listed VERY poor performance for the HD 7900-series Crossfire solutions. In our GTX 690 review, AMD's cards scaled very well. Once again this is the difference between using the benchmark versus an actual in game experience.

Thanks for bringing it up though since I totally forgot to mention anything about it.
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