Average Bench: 47.7% (52nd of 592)

Based on 3,776 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 52.2% 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) 149fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 11.7%. 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) 86.8fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.8fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Lighting 145 167
77.1 Reflection 86.8 96.5
171 Parallax 201 224
51.2% 145 fps
Min Avg Max
58.4 MRender 65.8 73.5
134 Gravity 149 167
85.4 Splatting 96.2 106
45.3% 104 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,633,137 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 85% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 044C) 3% 51% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 2% 42% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 45% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 44% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 48% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 48% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 44% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3212) 0% 42% ± 2%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 49% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 51% ± 9%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 47% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 13% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22B1) 0% 46% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 50% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3006) 0% 48% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 43% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3001) 0% 48% ± 0%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Professional

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26 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


Good

3 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

1 month ago.

BEAST!!!!! NIGHTMARE FOR NVIDIA


Good

8 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

5 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

12 days 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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