Average Bench: 47.4% (55th of 595)

Based on 3,972 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)

Below average average bench

The AMD HD 7970 averaged 52.5% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 143fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 148fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 13.2%. 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) 86.4fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,972 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.6 Lighting 143 166
76.5 Reflection 86.4 96.4
169 Parallax 201 224
50.8% 144 fps
Min Avg Max
59.2 MRender 65.7 73.4
129 Gravity 148 167
85.3 Splatting 95.9 106
45.1% 103 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 144
Reflection 83
Parallax 192
50% 140 fps
MRender 63.8
Gravity 141
Splatting 92.3
43% 99.1 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 72.4
Reflection 42
Parallax 99.2
25% 71.2 fps
MRender 33.8
Gravity 71.3
Splatting 46.1
22% 50.4 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 86% 48% ± 5%
Asus(1043 044C) 3% 51% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 1% 48% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 43% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 47% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 42% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 42% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 47% ± 4%
Asus(1043 3006) 0% 49% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 0% 48% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 47% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 43% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 13% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22B1) 0% 46% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 40% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 51% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3001) 0% 48% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 42% ± 0%
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Professional

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $884

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15 days ago.

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A card with excellent staying power that will stay relevant at least until it's fourth birthday in December 2015, and likely until sub-28nm parts arrive.—Jun '15


Average

27 days ago.

A card, which make some noice and needs a lot of power to function. But it is still a great card which work with the current generation of games (probably not the next one...).


Excellent

3 months ago.

BEAST!!!!! NIGHTMARE FOR NVIDIA


Good

10 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

8 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

11 months ago.

Solid card, good performance. Solid construction, looks like quality, more than Nvdia cards


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

2 months ago.

Older but still very good. Purchased 2012, works in 2018. It can be bought at the bazaar for only 100 bucks, and can run all games.


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