Average Bench: 47.6% (43rd of 555)

Based on 3,563 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) 146fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 148fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 11.8%. 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) 86fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.4fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 Lighting 146 167
76.2 Reflection 86 96.2
166 Parallax 200 225
51.2% 144 fps
Min Avg Max
57 MRender 65.4 72.7
135 Gravity 148 165
84.1 Splatting 95.2 106
45% 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: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Lighting 158
Reflection 89.9
Parallax 216
55% 155 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 153
Splatting 100
46% 106 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Lighting 151
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 219
54% 153 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 148
Splatting 96.3
45% 104 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 153
Reflection 88.2
Parallax 205
53% 149 fps
MRender 66.9
Gravity 150
Splatting 96.5
46% 104 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 148
Reflection 84
Parallax 200
52% 144 fps
MRender 66.3
Gravity 146
Splatting 96.3
45% 103 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 90
Reflection 82.4
Parallax 191
39% 121 fps
MRender 58.4
Gravity 140
Splatting 91.3
42% 96.4 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 3,563 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 83% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 044C) 3% 50% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3% 45% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0442) 2% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 50% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 41% ± 2%
Asus(1043 044A) 1% 49% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2774) 1% 48% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 33% ± 17%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 41% ± 14%
XFX(1682 3210) 1% 41% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 44% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3212) 0% 41% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 41% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 47% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0418) 0% 40% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 51% ± 9%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 45% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3214) 0% 48% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 44% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 50% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3001) 0% 40% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 36% ± 0%
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Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,133

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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

4 months ago.

i have it an it gud


Excellent

3 months ago.

Crossfire is alright


Excellent

7 months ago.

Great graphic card.


Good

3 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

25 days ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Excellent

4 months ago.

high performance 1017


Good

14 months ago.

Is A Beast!!!


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


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