Average Bench: 47.7% (52nd of 592)

Based on 3,715 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) 148fps

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) 86.6fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.6fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,715 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Lighting 145 167
77 Reflection 86.6 96.5
169 Parallax 201 225
51.2% 144 fps
Min Avg Max
58 MRender 65.6 73.5
134 Gravity 148 167
85 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: 1200 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.2
Lighting 175
Reflection 101
Parallax 234
61% 170 fps
MRender 75.2
Gravity 170
Splatting 109
52% 118 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 161
Reflection 93
Parallax 217
56% 157 fps
MRender 70.2
Gravity 157
Splatting 102
48% 110 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 151
Reflection 86.2
Parallax 196
52% 144 fps
MRender 64.8
Gravity 147
Splatting 94.7
45% 102 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 144
Reflection 82.6
Parallax 189
50% 139 fps
MRender 63.1
Gravity 139
Splatting 90.7
43% 97.5 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.501.1003.0
Lighting 124
Reflection 96.3
Parallax 186
45% 136 fps
MRender 74.2
Gravity 127
Splatting 107
44% 103 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 950 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 137
Reflection 79
Parallax 182
48% 133 fps
MRender 60.5
Gravity 134
Splatting 86.8
41% 93.8 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 84% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 044C) 4% 51% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 2% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 45% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 45% ± 8%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 43% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 47% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 44% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3212) 0% 42% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 51% ± 9%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 47% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 50% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 0% 49% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3214) 0% 48% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 13% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 22B1) 0% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 49% ± 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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Gaming 48%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $991

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19 hrs 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


Excellent

19 days ago.

BEAST!!!!! NIGHTMARE FOR NVIDIA


Good

7 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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