Average Bench: 61.3% - 33rd / 533

Based on 2,489 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6798 Models: AMD Radeon HD 7900, ASUS HD7970, AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM v2.0)

Above average average bench

The AMD HD 7970 averaged 38.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 197fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 147fps
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Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD HD 7970 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 85.8fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 144fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,489 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Lighting 144 166
74.8 Reflection 85.8 96.6
152 Parallax 197 226
51.3% 142 fps
Min Avg Max
58.1 MRender 65.5 73.3
130 Gravity 147 164
84.1 Splatting 95.3 107
71.4% 103 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.8.2
Lighting 151
Reflection 89
Parallax 203
53% 148 fps
MRender 67.3
Gravity 147
Splatting 97.9
72% 104 fps
AMD(1002 3000) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 154
Reflection 88.6
Parallax 207
54% 150 fps
MRender 63.6
Gravity 148
Splatting 96
71% 103 fps
XFX(1682 3212) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.100.0.0
Lighting 129
Reflection 77.7
Parallax 189
49% 132 fps
MRender 58.9
Gravity 139
Splatting 86.1
66% 94.6 fps
XFX(1682 3212) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.100.0.0
Lighting 126
Reflection 77.3
Parallax 177
46% 127 fps
MRender 58.9
Gravity 139
Splatting 86.4
66% 94.6 fps

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,891,971 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 2,489 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
AMD(1002 3000) 78% 62% ± 6%
Asus(1043 044C) 3% 67% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3% 61% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 56% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 2% 59% ± 7%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 61% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 59% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 48% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 66% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 63% ± 4%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 58% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 56% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 57% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 60% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 54% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 48% ± 26%
Diamond(1092 7970) 0% 55% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 55% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3214) 0% 62% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 64% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 55% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 67% ± 0%
AMD(1002 3001) 0% 59% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 61% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 56% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 64% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 3001) 0% 65% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 58% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 0% 50% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 55% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 54% ± 0%
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Desktop 70%
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