7970 Heaven results

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  1. costabunny macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    Hi Guys n gals

    I think my mind is made up on the 7950 Mac Edition, but just to be sure I would like anyone with a 7970 (pref a Hex core machine) to run the Heaven Benchmark for me on 1080p High quality mode?

    Can anyone here help me out please? I have many bench results for the other cards in my list; but cannot seem to find one for the 7970.

    Thanking in advance peeps x
     
  2. snarfquest macrumors regular

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    I have the hardware setup you want. I'll download Heaven tonight and run it.
     
  3. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    awesome thank you :)
     
  4. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    Please do Heaven and Valley tests.

    I'd like to compare those to my GTX660. I'm leaning towards an AMD card for OpenCL performance in FCPX, but gaming is also important to me.
     
  5. DanielCoffey, Sep 24, 2013
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    DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    I ran the HEAVEN benchmark at 1080p High (no other settings changed) on the 2010 in my sig. I have a flashed 7950 3Gb which has had the R17 resistor mod done.

    Code:
    Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0
    
    FPS: 45.9
    Score: 1156
    Min FPS: 9.8
    Max FPS: 79.8
    
    System
    
    Platform: Darwin 12.5.0 x86_64
    CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3680 @ 3.33GHz (3324MHz) x12
    GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3072MB) x1
    
    Settings
    
    Render: OpenGL
    Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
    Preset: Custom
    Quality: High
    Tessellation: Disabled
    Results for VALLEY on the same machine at 1080p High...

    Code:
    Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0
    
    FPS: 48.6
    Score: 2034
    Min FPS: 23.1
    Max FPS: 84.5
    
    System
    
    Platform: Darwin 12.5.0 x86_64
    CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3680 @ 3.33GHz (3324MHz) x12
    GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3072MB) x1
    
    Settings
    
    Render: OpenGL
    Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
    Preset: Custom
    Quality: High
    
     
  6. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks - that should give everyone watching a baseline for the 7950 - Now waiting for the 7970 to come in :)
     
  7. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    I have just added Valley too. Boy is it toasty in this corner of the room now!
     
  8. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just a little side Q: how is the Card Fan noise when running the benches?
     
  9. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    The fans are obviously full on but it is a subtle noise that fades into the background. I have the Sapphire 7950 Flex with Boost which has two large fans. I suspect the PCI bay fan was a little louder than the GPU fans since the hot air needed pushing out the back.

    It is certainly less noticeable than the old 5870 fans! They whined.
     
  10. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    This is really interesting, my GTX 660 scored

    Heaven
    Average FPS 38.1
    Min 8.4
    Max 90.8

    Valley
    Avg 47.4
    Min 20.9
    Max 88.3

    Exact same settings, and we both have the 2010 3.33 hex core, although I have 24GB of system ram.

    Colour me impressed with the 7950. It seems it's drivers have come quite a ways since it's launch.
    I'll keep an eye on the new AMD cards being announced in 21 hours, and decide on if I want a 7950 or 7970.
    Personally I don't like the idea of running a card that needs more than 2 6pin power connections in my system.
     
  11. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    I remember reading that the 7950 is matched against the 670 and the 7970 pairs off against the 680. Your 660 is doing well.
     
  12. snarfquest macrumors regular

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    I ran it on ultra

    My wife was also watching a Movie at the time via airplay to the Apple TV and I was ripping a DVD too. So..... I'll run it again when my mac isn't doing so many other things at the same time. :)

    I did not hear the fans kick in.
     

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  13. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nice if its doing that while serving media etc.

    Thanks for takingthe time to do that for us.
     
  14. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    That's in Windows after matured drivers, when the 7950 came out it barely had an improvement over the 5870, and was outperformed by the GTX680MX.

    They really have sort it out, I spend quite a bit of time in FCP X lately, and the extra grunt of the 7950 in OpenCl would be very welcome.

    It should be noted that my 660 is also an EVGA superclocked + card, so it's running well above normal 660 speeds.
     
  15. Photovore macrumors regular

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    For my particular OpenCL task, the 570 is NINE TIMES the speed of the 5870. Stunning. I really tried to optimize the heck out of it for the 5870, but I guess it's just more suited to the nVidia architecture of that time. (I wonder how it would run on GCN architecture.)
     
  16. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    I thought I would re-run the two tests on my 7950 under 10.9 and see...

    Code:
    Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0
    
    FPS: 45.2
    Score: 1138
    Min FPS: 11.1
    Max FPS: 82.8
    
    Platform: Darwin 13.0.0 x86_64
    CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3680 @ 3.33GHz (3324MHz) x12
    GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3072MB) x1
    
    Render: OpenGL
    Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
    Preset: Custom
    Quality: High
    Tessellation: Disabled
    
    Code:
    Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0
    
    FPS: 47.7
    Score: 1997
    Min FPS: 25.1
    Max FPS: 84.0
    
    Platform: Darwin 13.0.0 x86_64
    CPU model: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3680 @ 3.33GHz (3324MHz) x12
    GPU model: AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3072MB) x1
    
    Render: OpenGL
    Mode: 1920x1080 fullscreen
    Preset: Custom
    Quality: High
    
    The scores are a little bit lower but the Min FPS has increased which is good. Not a major change but I wondered if anything might have altered with Mavericks.
     
  17. Torrijos macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way you would post unmodified preset results?

    My 7950 Boost doesn't produce the same kind of results...
    But then again there might be too many settings modified...

    How about we all test at ultra windowed (maybe with tessellation disabled on the mac because its an humongous hit)?
     
  18. sidabet macrumors newbie

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    One flashed HD 7970 on a 2010 Hex running OSX 10.9.1, Mountain Lion runs about 2 FPS faster.
     

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