Average Bench: 38.1% (78th of 621)

Based on 5,080 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 61.8% 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) 153fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 10%. 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) 86.6fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 66.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,080 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 Lighting 146 166
77 Reflection 86.6 96.3
175 Parallax 203 229
40.2% 145 fps
Min Avg Max
59.8 MRender 66.3 72.7
137 Gravity 153 172
85.8 Splatting 96 106
35.5% 105 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AMD(1002 3000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1200 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Lighting 172
Reflection 99.1
Parallax 226
47% 166 fps
MRender 74.5
Gravity 178
Splatting 110
41% 121 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.1
Lighting 154
Reflection 88.4
Parallax 219
43% 154 fps
MRender 67.1
Gravity 157
Splatting 97.2
36% 107 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 146
Reflection 84.1
Parallax 209
40% 146 fps
MRender 64.2
Gravity 142
Splatting 91.9
33% 99.5 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,109,919 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 5,080 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 88% 38% ± 3%
Asus(1043 044C) 4% 39% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 34% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0444) 1% 36% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 33% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 33% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 35% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 33% ± 1%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 37% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 33% ± 11%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 34% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 33% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 34% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 0% 36% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 36% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 38% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 37% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 36% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 34% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 32% ± 0%
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Gaming 39%
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Professional

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $1,035

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14 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

9 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

22 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

20 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

23 months ago.

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


Terrible

24 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

14 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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