Average Bench: 39.5% (94th of 648)

Based on 5,660 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 6.83%. 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) 86.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 204fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,660 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Lighting 144 165
79.4 Reflection 86.8 95.3
184 Parallax 204 224
37.9% 145 fps
Min Avg Max
62.3 MRender 66.8 73.5
143 Gravity 156 172
88.8 Splatting 96.4 106
39.8% 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: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Lighting 161
Reflection 92.1
Parallax 212
42% 155 fps
MRender 70.9
Gravity 164
Splatting 101
42% 112 fps
AMD(1002 3000) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 20.9.2
Lighting 160
Reflection 91.8
Parallax 222
42% 158 fps
MRender 69.4
Gravity 164
Splatting 101
42% 111 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.9.2
Lighting 151
Reflection 87.2
Parallax 201
40% 146 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 156
Splatting 95.9
40% 106 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Lighting 143
Reflection 82.8
Parallax 204
38% 143 fps
MRender 63.7
Gravity 148
Splatting 91.5
38% 101 fps
AMD(1002 3000) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Lighting 144
Reflection 82.6
Parallax 204
38% 143 fps
MRender 63.8
Gravity 147
Splatting 91.7
38% 101 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 91% 40% ± 2%
Asus(1043 044C) 3% 41% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 38% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 36% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 1% 41% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 35% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 37% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 0% 39% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 38% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 35% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 0% 40% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3213) 0% 37% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3212) 0% 35% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2770) 0% 38% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 39% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2774) 0% 39% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3006) 0% 38% ± 0%
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Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $868

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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

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17 days ago.

Has held up insanely well these 9 years

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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

22 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...).


Excellent

30 days ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Good

2 years ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Poor

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Excellent

3 months ago.

very fast and kills gtx 680


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Good

24 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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