Average Bench: 47.7% (52nd of 590)

Based on 3,566 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 52.3% 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) 145fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 148fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 11.9%. 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) 86.4fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.4fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,566 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 Lighting 145 166
76.6 Reflection 86.4 96.5
168 Parallax 200 225
51.1% 144 fps
Min Avg Max
56.1 MRender 65.4 73.3
135 Gravity 148 167
84.3 Splatting 95.7 106
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) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Lighting 151
Reflection 85.8
Parallax 200
52% 145 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 148
Splatting 95.3
45% 103 fps
XFX(1682 3212) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.0.0
Lighting 128
Reflection 77.1
Parallax 171
44% 125 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 139
Splatting 85.4
42% 94.7 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 122
Reflection 77.1
Parallax 157
42% 118 fps
MRender 60.9
Gravity 118
Splatting 85.1
38% 88.2 fps
AMD(1002 3000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Lighting 41
Reflection 26.1
Parallax 150
25% 72.3 fps
MRender 56
Gravity 116
Splatting 80.7
37% 84.2 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) 4% 50% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0442) 2% 42% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 44% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 45% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 48% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 43% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 48% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 44% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 47% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 49% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 51% ± 9%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 0% 49% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3214) 0% 48% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 13% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3212) 0% 41% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 41% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 50% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3006) 0% 48% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3001) 0% 48% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 0% 25% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 36% ± 0%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

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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


Good

6 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

7 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


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