OverKILL-3D ASUS HD7970 Quadfire Madness

Intro, Test Setup and Overclock

ASUS HD7970 Quadfire Madness


Six weeks ago we did our initial test of the Quadfire beast that is our HD7970 rig. Although the results we obtained were, of course, incredible, we were disappointed that a combination of factors meant we couldn't push the boat out and overclock the cards for the ultimate numbers.

This is especially true because we know what a complete monster the HD7970 is when it's overclocked. Sure it's a fabulous card at stock, but there is so much extra performance waiting to be unlocked that we couldn't help have an itch we hadn't yet scratched.

Thanks to our friends at ASUS we've managed to revisit our old results and strike them from the record so that we can really see what ludicrous amounts of money, and no respect for the electricity meter, can do when poked with a stick.


Yes a combination of a BIOS update for the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, and the always trick ASUS BIOS on the cards themselves, we've managed to push our four HD7970s to a pretty big 1225MHz.

ASUS HD7970 Quadfire Madness

Test Setup

4x ASUS Radeon HD7970 @ 1225MHz
Catalyst HD7970 Drivers 11.12
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.8GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
2x Corsair AX1200W
Corsair GTX8
Corsair H100
Noctua NF-F12 Fans
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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Most Recent Comments

28-02-2012, 10:18:31

Bonkers.......but I love it Quote

28-02-2012, 10:22:35

Originally Posted by Ofan View Post

Bonkers.......but I love it
Truly bizarre when I post here it shows my profile picture as my last(fully n00b)rig....not my current one on profileQuote

28-02-2012, 10:27:18

What PCIe bandwidth are the 4 x GPU's getting? x8 each?

Very impressive scores.

Will it run BF3 on Ultra?Quote

28-02-2012, 10:31:02

Originally Posted by grammaton_feather View Post

What PCIe bandwidth are the 4 x GPU's getting? x8 each?

Very impressive scores.

Will it run BF3 on Ultra?
I suspect it will run N.A.S.A on ultra and with a fat overclock too. I understand all the lanes run at 8xQuote

28-02-2012, 10:31:26

"4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x16 and x16/x8/x8/x8, red) *1"Quote

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