Average Bench: 39.4% (82nd of 630)

Based on 5,162 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)

Poor average bench

The AMD HD 7970 averaged 60.6% 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) 155fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 8.4%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD HD 7970 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 87.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 205fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,162 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Lighting 145 167
77.2 Reflection 87.8 96.6
178 Parallax 205 234
38% 146 fps
Min Avg Max
60.2 MRender 67 73.2
138 Gravity 155 172
86 Splatting 97.2 106
39.7% 107 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.7.4
Lighting 167
Reflection 93.5
Parallax 230
44% 164 fps
MRender 72.2
Gravity 173
Splatting 106
44% 117 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Lighting 154
Reflection 88.6
Parallax 206
41% 150 fps
MRender 67.5
Gravity 158
Splatting 98.1
40% 108 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver:
Lighting 147
Reflection 88.2
Parallax 202
39% 146 fps
MRender 67.7
Gravity 157
Splatting 97.8
40% 107 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 90% 40% ± 2%
Asus(1043 044C) 2% 40% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 35% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 36% ± 2%
Asus(1043 044A) 1% 39% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 36% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 34% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 1% 37% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0446) 1% 35% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 0% 34% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 35% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 42% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 39% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 39% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 41% ± 0%
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Gaming 40%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Professional

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $1,135

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 Comments

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27 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


Excellent

13 months 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...).


Good

2 years ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

24 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

7 months ago.

This was in prebuilt pc's for like no price.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Have it Since 2013 (VTX3D X Edition) Still 60 fps in BF V Medium !


Good

14 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

18 months 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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