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MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3DG5/OC Review: Budget Tahiti or GTX 670 Pretender?

Author: Josh Walrath
Manufacturer: MSI

Results: 3D Mark 2011

The latest 3D mark features some heavy DX11 content with plenty of tessellation to make most video cards cry. The Performance preset was used.

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Some interesting results come to light here. In fact, things are a bit more compressed than we would expect. The slowest of the bunch is the slightly overclocked R7870 from XFX. Next up is the heavily overclocked N580GTX XE from MSI. As expected, the two HD 7900 series cards take the lead. Something to keep in mind is that the MSI R7970 Lightning clocked at 1070 MHz is right around the speed of a standard GTX 680.

 

June 6, 2012 | 02:39 PM - Posted by Arb1 (not verified)

399$ also buy ya a gtx670. Title says 670 but in the benchmark graph's list a 580.

June 6, 2012 | 04:06 PM - Posted by Josh Walrath

In the "Test Setup" section I explained what cards I used in this review. So far I have no GTX 670 or 680 boards in residence for comparison purposes.

June 6, 2012 | 07:16 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

Interesting Josh doesn't have an SSD in his rig

June 6, 2012 | 08:12 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

heh, yeah Allyn needs to hook him up :P

Probably because of all the games he has to keep installed on there

June 7, 2012 | 06:53 AM - Posted by Josh Walrath

Yeah, that would really only affect loading times, which I don't test when doing a vid card review. But Allyn is always welcome to throw me some SSDs whenever he feels like it!

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