Unigine Heaven Demo
We’ve got the same standings in the two versions of 3DMark and in Unigine. Nvidia-based solutions and, particularly, the ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP are overall faster. The Radeon HD 7970 falls behind by 3 to 27% (the biggest gap is in Unigine with antialiasing turned off). On the other hand, semi-synthetic benchmarks do not always agree with real-life applications. So, let’s check out our graphics cards in a few games.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
The graphics cards from ASUS and MSI deliver the same performance in this game, both at the default and overclocked frequencies. None of them has an advantage here.
Left 4 Dead 2
The top-end graphics cards can only be benchmarked in Left 4 Dead 2 at the highest settings, and the MSI R7970 Lightning is somewhat faster then.
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
The MSI is better in Metro 2033: The Last Refuge, but the game is only playable at 1920x1080 unless you lower its graphics quality settings.