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PowerColor PCS+ HD7970 vs Gainward GTX 680 Phantom Review


by Stuart Davidson - 2nd May 2012
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PowerColor PCS+ HD7970 Vortex 2 vs Gainward GTX 680 Phantom Graphics Card Review

Skyrim - DirectX 9


Skyrim was tested at 1920x1080 and 5760x1080 with 8xAA+FXAA, 16xAF and all other settings at their maximum.

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results


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With Skyrim Bethesda have chosen to stick with DirectX9 and so we don't get to take advantage of many of the features which make these cards stand out from older models. That said this does mean we have some high framerates from all the cards being tested with a similar trend showing here to BF3. The Phantom GTX 680 runs fastest at 1920x1080 however Powercolors 6970 offers better framerates at 5760x1080.

Here are examples of how the game looks at our tested settings.


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