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Test: ASUS Radeon R9 270X and Radeon R7 260X DirectCU II

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Andreas Stegmüller

Page 8: Testing System

We slightly changed the testing system to generate equal testing conditions regarding driver generations, but also to prepare the hardware for a new test level. The Intel Core i7-3960X has been overclocked (from 3.2 GHz to 3.9 GHz) to best preclude any limitations by the CPU. The following system components are used in this test:

 

Testing System
CPU Intel Core i7-3960X 3.3 GHz overclocked to 3.9 GHz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Main memory ADATA XPG Gaming Series Low Voltag 4x 2 GB PC3-12800U CL 9-9-9-24
Hard disk ADATA S510 SSD 60GB
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum Series 1000 watts
Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
Graphics Cards
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti (876/928/1.750 MHz, 3072 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (837/786/1.502 MHz, 6.144 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (863/902/1.502 MHz, 3.072 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (1.046/1.085/1.753 MHz, 2.048/4.096 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (980/1.033/1.502 MHz, 2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 (915/1.502 MHz, 4.096 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (1.006/1.502 MHz, 2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (915/1.502 MHz, 2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti (915/1.502 MHz, 2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (1.058/1.250 MHz, 2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost (980/1.502 MHz, 2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (925/1.350 MHz 2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (1.058/1.250 MHz, 1.024/2.048 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 (608/1.215/854 MHz, 3.072 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (772/1.544/1.000 MHz, 1.536 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 (732/1.464/950 MHz 1.280MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores (732/1.464/950 MHz, 1.280 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (820/1.640/1.000 MHz, 1.024 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 (810/1.620/1.002 MHz, 1.024 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (900/1.800/1.026 MHz, 1.024 MB)
AMD AMD Radeon R9 290X (1.000/1.250 MHz, 4.096 MB)
AMD Radeon R9 290 (947/1.500 MHz, 4096 MB)
AMD Radeon R9 280X (1.000/1.500 MHz, 3.072 MB)
AMD Radeon R9 270X (1.000/1.400 MHz, 2.048/4.096 MB)
AMD Radeon R7 260X (1.100/1.625 MHz, 2.048 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7990 (950/1.000/1.500 MHz, 6.144 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (1.000/1.050/1.500 MHz, 3.072 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7970 (925/925/1.375 MHz, 3.072 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7950 (800/800/1.250 MHz, 3.072 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7870 (1.000/1.000/1.200 MHz, 2.048 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7850 (860/860/1.200 MHz, 2.048 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7790 (1.075/1.075/1.500 MHz, 1.024/2.048 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7770 (1.000/1.000/1.125 MHz, 1.024 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 7750 (800/800/1.125 MHz, 1.024 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 6990 (830/830/1.250 MHz, 4.096 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 6970 (880/880/1.375 MHz, 2.048 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 6950 (800/800/1.200 MHz, 2.048 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 6870 (900/900/1.050 MHz, 1.024 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 6850 (775/775/1.000 MHz, 1.024 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 6790 (840/840/1.050 MHz, 1.024 MB)
AMD Radeon HD 6770 (850/850/1.200 MHz, 1.024 MB)
Driver
NVIDIA GeForce 331.82
AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 9

Our test system are provided by ASUS, Intel, Thermaltake and Seasonic. We thank them for providing the components.

 

NVIDIA Driver Settings:

  • Texture Filtering: Quality
  • Antialiasing - Gamma Correction: A
  • Texture Filtering - Anisotropic Sampling Optimization: Off
  • Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias: Clamp

Texture settings AMD:

  • Texture Filtering: Quality
  • Catalyst AI: off / Quality