Average Bench: 49.1% (36th of 540)

Based on 2,449 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 50.8% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 198fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 15.1%. 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) 86.1fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 148fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Lighting 144 166
76.2 Reflection 86.1 96.4
169 Parallax 198 224
50.2% 143 fps
Min Avg Max
58.2 MRender 65.6 73.3
134 Gravity 148 165
85.4 Splatting 95.8 107
36.8% 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: 1193 MHz, MaxM: 1605 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 167
Reflection 97.8
Parallax 225
58% 163 fps
MRender 73.8
Gravity 167
Splatting 108
41% 116 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 160
Reflection 92.9
Parallax 216
55% 157 fps
MRender 71.3
Gravity 157
Splatting 101
40% 110 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Lighting 152
Reflection 87.7
Parallax 215
54% 152 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 148
Splatting 97.3
38% 104 fps
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.9001.1001
Lighting 149
Reflection 91.2
Parallax 217
53% 152 fps
MRender 69.9
Gravity 164
Splatting 102
39% 112 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 155
Reflection 89
Parallax 208
53% 150 fps
MRender 67.9
Gravity 150
Splatting 97.4
38% 105 fps
Asus(1043 044C) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1001.0
Lighting 149
Reflection 88.1
Parallax 210
52% 149 fps
MRender 67.7
Gravity 159
Splatting 100
38% 109 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1065 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 147
Reflection 84.3
Parallax 196
50% 142 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 143
Splatting 92.9
36% 100 fps
Asus(1043 0448) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.501.1003.0
Lighting 138
Reflection 82.8
Parallax 188
48% 136 fps
MRender 63.9
Gravity 148
Splatting 91.5
36% 101 fps
XFX(1682 3212) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.9001.1001
Lighting 124
Reflection 75.9
Parallax 170
43% 123 fps
MRender 58.6
Gravity 137
Splatting 84.9
33% 93.4 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
AMD(1002 3000) 80% 50% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 5% 46% ± 3%
Asus(1043 044C) 4% 52% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 2% 46% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 44% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 47% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 45% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 46% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E208) 1% 43% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 38% ± 8%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 51% ± 3%
Diamond(1092 7970) 0% 42% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 44% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 47% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2774) 0% 48% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3214) 0% 48% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3006) 0% 49% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 42% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 47% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 51% ± 0%
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Desktop
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Workstation
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