Average Bench: 39.5% (87th of 639)

Based on 5,142 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 60.5% 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) 156fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 7.48%. 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) 86.9fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 203fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,142 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Lighting 144 166
77.2 Reflection 86.9 95.7
178 Parallax 203 223
37.9% 145 fps
Min Avg Max
61.5 MRender 66.9 73.3
141 Gravity 156 171
86.9 Splatting 96.6 106
39.7% 106 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 151
Reflection 87
Parallax 204
40% 147 fps
MRender 67.1
Gravity 157
Splatting 96.8
40% 107 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.5.1
Lighting 153
Reflection 86.8
Parallax 214
40% 151 fps
MRender 67.7
Gravity 156
Splatting 96
40% 106 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 152
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 201
40% 147 fps
MRender 66.1
Gravity 149
Splatting 96.4
38% 104 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) 3% 41% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3212) 1% 35% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 39% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 38% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 1% 35% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 36% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 35% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 38% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 37% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 36% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 38% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2774) 0% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0444) 0% 42% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 35% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 42% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 35% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 35% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 0% 42% ± 0%
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Gaming 42%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $1,002

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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

18 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

2 years ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

2 years 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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