Average Bench: 47.7% (59th of 599)

Based on 4,243 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) 144fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 148fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 15.3%. 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) 86.2fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.8fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,243 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Lighting 144 166
76.8 Reflection 86.2 96.6
173 Parallax 203 233
51.2% 145 fps
Min Avg Max
59.1 MRender 65.8 73.3
134 Gravity 148 170
85.5 Splatting 95.1 106
45.2% 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: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 158
Reflection 91.5
Parallax 212
55% 154 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 164
Splatting 101
49% 111 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 154
Reflection 88.4
Parallax 205
53% 149 fps
MRender 66.5
Gravity 156
Splatting 96.9
47% 106 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 153
Reflection 88.1
Parallax 200
53% 147 fps
MRender 64.9
Gravity 154
Splatting 95.2
46% 105 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.5.2
Lighting 152
Reflection 87.6
Parallax 202
53% 148 fps
MRender 66.7
Gravity 149
Splatting 96
46% 104 fps
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Based on statistics from 4,243 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 91% 48% ± 5%
Asus(1043 044C) 2% 49% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 45% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 42% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 42% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 41% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 1% 44% ± 6%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 51% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 0% 47% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 42% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 47% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3212) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 49% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3006) 0% 49% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 33% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 18% ± 0%
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Professional

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,134

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3 months 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

30 days 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...).


Terrible

26 days ago.

my rx570 is better


Good

14 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Excellent

7 months ago.

BEAST!!!!! NIGHTMARE FOR NVIDIA


Good

12 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

15 months ago.

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


Terrible

16 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Good

2 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

6 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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