NVIDIA GTX 780 and AMD Radeon HD 7970 Benchmarks Leaked… Wow

A few recent leaks in the competitive world of graphics cards have revealed benchmarks for NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 780 and AMD’s Radeon HD 7970. 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for PC gaming eye-candy.

The above picture shows the huge jump in performance between the current GTX 580 and the next-gen GTX 780, using a Core i7-3960X as a test system, running at 2560×1600 resolution with both AA and AF enabled. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — that looks like double the performance.

NIVIDIA’s leak came shortly after AMD’s:

The AMD Radeon HD 7970, rumored to launch December 22nd, boasts an average performance increase of 50% relative to the Radeon 6970 when it comes to tesselation. Was the NVIDIA “leak” an effort to one-up AMD’s leak?

Of course, both of these leaked pictures should be taken with a grain of salt until anything official is released.

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5 Comments on NVIDIA GTX 780 and AMD Radeon HD 7970 Benchmarks Leaked… Wow


On December 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm

i want the 7990 specs!

Brandon James Clark

On December 21, 2011 at 6:53 am

I just want a new rig. It’s too bad that these cards will be so overpriced I’ll be forced to buy into another mainstream card.


On December 21, 2011 at 10:46 am

I’ll probably be more interested in the GTX 760 or ti or whatever’s near $200. Great for those that can buy those cards though. They sound awesome!


On December 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Although, if the high end cards are 1.5-3 times faster than previous gen cards. Then a 760ti would be equivalent to a 580 in speed? Nvidia and AMD don’t want to make their still new last gen cards obsolete. I’m wondering how the pricing will change. Bring the old gen down to much more affordable levels and have the new gen as the price point as this gen of cards is now? Or will they just charge you an arm and a leg, and keep this gen cards the same or only slightly lower…..should be an interesting first couple months of 2012!


On December 28, 2011 at 12:09 am

I don’t see the need for those new cards unless you run multiple monitors. They make no sence if you run 1920×1080 or 1920×1200.