Average Bench: 38.4% (77th of 625)

Based on 5,254 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 61.5% 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) 147fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 154fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 10.8%. 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) 87.1fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 66.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,254 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Lighting 147 167
76.7 Reflection 87.1 96.5
172 Parallax 204 232
40.5% 146 fps
Min Avg Max
59.8 MRender 66.5 73
135 Gravity 154 172
85.6 Splatting 96.4 106
35.6% 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: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.7.4
Lighting 166
Reflection 96.3
Parallax 238
46% 167 fps
MRender 72.9
Gravity 172
Splatting 106
40% 117 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.7.4
Lighting 166
Reflection 96.2
Parallax 223
46% 162 fps
MRender 73.2
Gravity 171
Splatting 106
40% 117 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,549,389 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 5,254 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 89% 39% ± 3%
Asus(1043 044C) 4% 38% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 34% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0444) 1% 36% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 33% ± 1%
Asus(1043 044A) 1% 38% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 35% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 1% 33% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 37% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 35% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 34% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 26% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 33% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 39% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 25% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 3000) 0% 38% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 39% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 34% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 40% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 32% ± 0%
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Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Professional

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $873

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 Comments

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2 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

10 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

21 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

16 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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