System Overview & Testing Procedures
This is the system we will be using to test the Sapphire HD 7790 OC Edition.
Processor: Intel Core i7-3820
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: Sapphire HD 7790 OC Edition
Memory: 16GB Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty Series 1000W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Noctua NH-L12
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II
As always we’re first going to verify our numbers and make sure we’re accurately reporting the performance specification of the card. Here’s a GPU-Z screenshot, listing all the information. With the new “Bonaire” chip you have you have 896 stream processors, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. The card is running with a GPU clock of 1075 MHz and memory clock of 1600 MHz.
When we cover graphics cards, we always run the same benchmarking suites and then a selection of the most popular and hardware intensive games available. I have separated our tests into 3 different sections and you can see them listed below.
3DMark – Fire Strike
Stone Giant Demi
Alien vs Predator
Lost Planet 2
Ok time for testing!