AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition Review - Taking on the GTX 680
Battlefield 3 (DirectX 11)
Battlefield 3™ leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE's new cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology as seen in the latest EA SPORTS™ games.
Frostbite 2 now enables deferred shading, dynamic global illumination and new streaming architecture. Sounds like tech talk? Play the game and experience the difference!
Our Settings for Battlefield 3
Here is our testing run through the game, for your reference.
The new GHz Edition of the HD 7970 sees some good performance increases with the new higher clocks, as high as 9.7% at 2560x1600. Interestingly, that gain is only 4% when we spike up to the triple panel 5760x1080 resolution. The good news for AMD is that at 2560x1600 and 5760x1080, the added performance allows it to edge by the GTX 680 for the performance lead.