Average Bench: 47.7% (68th of 611)

Based on 4,502 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) 149fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 12.9%. 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) 86.1fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Lighting 144 164
77 Reflection 86.1 96.2
174 Parallax 202 231
51% 144 fps
Min Avg Max
59.5 MRender 65.7 72.2
135 Gravity 149 168
85.4 Splatting 94.7 106
45.3% 103 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 044C) 3GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.12
Lighting 159
Reflection 90.8
Parallax 212
55% 154 fps
MRender 67.3
Gravity 156
Splatting 99.8
47% 108 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 153
Reflection 87.9
Parallax 204
53% 148 fps
MRender 66.8
Gravity 149
Splatting 96.2
46% 104 fps
Asus(1043 0448) 3GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.152.0.0
Lighting 135
Reflection 83.9
Parallax 187
48% 135 fps
MRender 63.8
Gravity 149
Splatting 89.9
44% 101 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 87.2
Parallax 214
24% 101 fps
MRender 67.3
Gravity 156
Splatting 96.5
47% 107 fps
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Based on statistics from 4,502 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 88% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 044C) 3% 50% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 44% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 42% ± 4%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 41% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 47% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 43% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 35% ± 17%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 47% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 38% ± 7%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 0% 44% ± 8%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 42% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 46% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 51% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 18% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 47% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 47% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 43% ± 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

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 Comments

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11 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

3 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

16 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Excellent

19 days ago.

radiator


Good

14 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

17 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Good

4 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

8 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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