MSI is a well-known Taiwanese company that manufactures mainboards, but it has lately made a name for itself as the maker of the world’s fastest Ivy Bridge notebook and world’s fastest AMD Trinity notebook, like we reported here, here and here.
The company’s motherboards have always been innovative and high quality, but more often than desired, the final implementation lacked the secret combination to achieve the best performance or overclocking results.
The story of MSI’s video cards was more of the same, but this was up until recently.
The company is now proud to announce
that its unique custom AMD Radeon HD 7970
video card design has successfully broken the world 3D Mark 11 record for a single-GPU for eight consecutive times.
We have some trouble understanding the manufacturer’s count claim, as the previous single-GPU record
known to us was a P15745 3D Mark 11 rating achieved also with a MSI Lightning Radeon HD 7970 video card.
Therefore, seeing a Nvidia Kepler GTX 680
on the fifth place, we're wondering how getting the first to fourth places counts as “eight consecutive times.”
Considering that the specific Kepler result is lower than the previous 3D Mark 11 world single-GPU record that we reported here
, we could count that AMD’s Radeon 7970 broke the record five consecutive times.
It is also true that MSI’s Lightning was responsible for all of these five successful hits.
Nevertheless, MSI’s implementation of AMD’s powerful Tahiti GPU seems to be a clear recipe for record breaking overclocking success.
AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 video cards are powered by the company’s Tahiti 28nm GPU that contains around 4.31 billion transistors, and it uses a 384-bit memory BUS.