HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2 Graphics Card Review



Product: HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2
Company: HIS
Author: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: January 16th, 2013

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

Running around the island assaulting animals, guards and driving a jeep, DX11, Ultra settings with 4xMSAA and HDAO at 1920x1080 and 3240x1920 (bezel compensated, Eyefinity) resolutions.

Minimum, Apparent Average and Maximum FPS:

1080P

Eyefinity

Longest (slowest), mean and shortest (fastest) frame render time (milliseconds):

1080P

Eyefinity

Smoothness boundaries:

1080P

Card/FPS Slow limit Mode Fast Limit
HIS IceQ X2 37 44 56
IceQ w/Vsync 34 41 51
CrossFireX 55 66 82
CFX w/Vsync 62 74 92

Eyefinity:

Card/FPS Slow limit Mode Fast Limit
HIS IceQ X2 16 19 24
IceQ w/Vsync 14 17 22
CrossFireX 51 61 77
CFX w/Vsync 51 62 77

Smoothness time:

1080P

Eyefinity

Like many of you we found stutter issues with this title. The resolution for us was to in-game disable post processing and msaa, and then edit the .ini file and disable SSAO. To get some anti-aliasing back, we found MLAA quite effective and performant, too; a solid 60fps vsync at Eyefinity resolution was possible with Crossfire 7970s.