Average Bench: 48% (74th of 617)

Based on 5,055 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 51.9% 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) 143fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 152fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 14.2%. 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) 86.3fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 66.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,055 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.1 Lighting 143 164
77.5 Reflection 86.3 96.2
175 Parallax 202 229
50.9% 144 fps
Min Avg Max
60 MRender 66.1 72.1
137 Gravity 152 172
86.1 Splatting 95.7 107
45.9% 105 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: 19.5.2
Lighting 166
Reflection 95.9
Parallax 224
58% 162 fps
MRender 72.5
Gravity 172
Splatting 105
51% 116 fps
AMD(1002 3000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1120 MHz, MLim: 1510 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 19.7.2
Lighting 160
Reflection 92.9
Parallax 213
56% 155 fps
MRender 69.6
Gravity 166
Splatting 103
50% 113 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 153
Reflection 88.4
Parallax 206
53% 149 fps
MRender 67.3
Gravity 149
Splatting 97
46% 105 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Lighting 153
Reflection 88.4
Parallax 199
52% 147 fps
MRender 64
Gravity 155
Splatting 95.7
46% 105 fps
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Based on statistics from 5,055 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 87% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 044C) 4% 50% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 42% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0444) 1% 45% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 45% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 43% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 35% ± 17%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 47% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 0% 46% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 43% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 45% ± 9%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 42% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 49% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 46% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 48% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 50% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 43% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 47% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 47% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 43% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 42% ± 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: 53% - Above average Total price: $884

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 Comments

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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

6 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

20 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

17 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

20 months ago.

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


Terrible

22 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

12 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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