7970, Huge performance difference between drivers

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  1. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    There is a massive performance gain in the AVP dx 11 bench using the Guru drivers vs. the ones posted on AMD. These are my own results

    AvP D3D11 Benchmark Report
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    * Report Created: 2012-01-14 @ 17:05:48
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    * Executable Build: V1.03, Apr 19 2010
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    *DX11 Hardware Detected*

    Using Default Video Settings:

    Resolution: 2560 x 1600
    Texture Quality: 2
    Shadow Quality: 3
    Anisotropic Filtering: 16
    SSAO: ON
    Vertical Sync: OFF
    DX11 Tessellation: ON
    DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON
    DX11 MSAA Samples: 1


    Benchmark Summary:

    Number of frames: 4675
    Average Frame Time: 22.4ms
    Average FPS: 44.6


    Use command-line option '-logframetime' to report performance frame-by-frame.



    and


    AvP D3D11 Benchmark Report
    ==========================

    **************************************************
    * Report Created: 2012-01-14 @ 18:05:20
    **************************************************
    * Executable Build: V1.03, Apr 19 2010
    **************************************************

    *DX11 Hardware Detected*

    Using Default Video Settings:

    Resolution: 2560 x 1600
    Texture Quality: 2
    Shadow Quality: 3
    Anisotropic Filtering: 16
    SSAO: ON
    Vertical Sync: OFF
    DX11 Tessellation: ON
    DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON
    DX11 MSAA Samples: 1


    Benchmark Summary:

    Number of frames: 6276
    Average Frame Time: 16.7ms
    Average FPS: 59.8


    Use command-line option '-logframetime' to report performance frame-by-frame.



    In case you are wondering, both runs are done at 1125 core speed
     
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  3. RavenSEAL

    RavenSEAL Diamond Member

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    No surprise, the card came out 2 weeks ago.

    Anyone expecting this thing to smack games into orbit from day one is out of their minds...
     
  4. Corporate Thug

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    good lord, that's like a 35% gain. Lava can you try other games (i.e. Crysis 2).
     
  5. Madcatatlas

    Madcatatlas Golden Member

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    So if the 7970 was 25% better than the 580 before this patch..its now how much better?
     
  6. Arkadrel

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    Well... if that driver makes it 35% faster in everything (doubtfull)....

    125% x 1.35 = ~168% of a 580.

    I seriously doubt that though, this was just 1 game, where it increases like that at a high resolution.

    Undoubtably though, the drivers (since its a new arch) are gonna see big increases in performance with each release for some time.
     
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  7. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    I have done no further testing as I just happen to run the test and noticed a large performance increase. I have no other benchies to compare either and won't get around to anymore testing tonight, Pats game takes priority ;)
     
  8. Lonyo

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    Is it possible to take screenshot(s) of each run, just to check there's nothing gone funky with any settings? (e.g. SSAO, DX11 settings etc).

    Also was it just one run per driver?
     
  9. Joepublic2

    Joepublic2 Golden Member

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    Makes sense, on paper it's a LOT faster then what it actually benched at. Chalked it up to immature drivers for a very new arch.
     
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    Arzachel Senior member

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    Anyone else tried this? Would be nice to know whether this driver helps other games.
     
  12. Bobisuruncle54

    Bobisuruncle54 Senior member

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    *Grabs popcorn*

    Very interested to see the outcome of this. If a new driver manages 20-30% gains across the board, my 6950s won't know what hit them.
     
  13. Arzachel

    Arzachel Senior member

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    Hell, even 10% overall improvement would be amazing just a week after launch.
     
  14. watek

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    Could you please link on which drivers you are referring to?
     
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    this is awesome if confirmed... though i doubt it =D
     
  16. lavaheadache

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    I made multiple runs of each and results are repeatable. Patriots are dominating....28-7
     
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    Tebow time is usually in the 4th quarter. Although I don't think god can even help him against tom brady...
     
  18. lavaheadache

    lavaheadache Diamond Member

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    Hey, I've got a 7970! However, I'm stuck on my 1280x1024 monitor until tomorrow night :(

    I can run benchies tomorrow if you guys want, too.
     
  22. Despoiler

    Despoiler Golden Member

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    IQ is better with these. They might have better min framerate. Max is the same from what I am testing.
     
  23. blackened23

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    I tried these drivers and framerates are much worse in several games. (esp DA2) Went back to the AMD website drivers.
     
  24. Despoiler

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    These drivers are worse for mining than the 1/9 officials.
     
  25. Makaveli

    Makaveli Diamond Member

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    You are right not even the lord could have saved them from Brady.

    I'm glad the tebow bandwagon is now in a ditch they were only able to pull those lil comebacks from teams that don't produce alot of scoring. Once they started playing better teams their lack of scoring screwed them. And I don't care how good you are you can't recover from 30 points down in the 4th quarter!

    As for the OP just wait until these cards are 3-4 months old the drivers should be even better.
     
  26. Troll Trolling

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    I think it is expected. I mean, first 1D architecture since when? R600?