Average Bench: 48.9% (34th of 535)

Based on 2,476 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 51.1% 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) 65.5fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 197fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 15.9%. 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) 85.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 147fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,476 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Lighting 144 166
75.1 Reflection 85.6 96.5
157 Parallax 197 225
49.9% 142 fps
Min Avg Max
58.1 MRender 65.5 73.5
131 Gravity 147 164
84.9 Splatting 95.3 107
36.7% 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: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Lighting 161
Reflection 92.7
Parallax 215
55% 156 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 157
Splatting 102
40% 110 fps
AMD(1002 3000) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 150
Reflection 86.7
Parallax 213
53% 150 fps
MRender 69.5
Gravity 156
Splatting 101
39% 109 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 150
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 198
51% 145 fps
MRender 66.2
Gravity 146
Splatting 95
37% 103 fps
AMD(1002 3000) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 121
Reflection 84.6
Parallax 187
45% 131 fps
MRender 60.4
Gravity 143
Splatting 94.7
34% 99.4 fps
Sapphire(174B 3000) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.947.0.0
Lighting 118
Reflection 79.5
Parallax 183
44% 127 fps
MRender 57.8
Gravity 139
Splatting 86.9
33% 94.7 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
AMD(1002 3000) 80% 50% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3% 47% ± 2%
Asus(1043 044C) 3% 52% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3212) 2% 44% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 2% 44% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 46% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 38% ± 8%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 47% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 49% ± 4%
MSI(1462 2770) 1% 45% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 43% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 42% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 47% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 43% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 7970) 0% 42% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 44% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3214) 0% 48% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3006) 0% 49% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 47% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 50% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 42% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3001) 0% 43% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 43% ± 0%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

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