Average Bench: 47.8% (70th of 613)

Based on 4,720 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 52.1% 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) 151fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7970 is just 15.2%. 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) 86.2fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 65.9fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,720 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.3 Lighting 143 164
77.1 Reflection 86.2 96.2
173 Parallax 202 230
50.8% 144 fps
Min Avg Max
59.7 MRender 65.9 72.1
137 Gravity 151 168
85.6 Splatting 95.3 106
45.6% 104 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: 19.4.3
Lighting 149
Reflection 86.8
Parallax 198
52% 145 fps
MRender 66
Gravity 156
Splatting 96.7
47% 106 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $435 @ launch in Dec '11)
AMD(1002 3000) 86% 48% ± 4%
Asus(1043 044C) 4% 49% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B 3000) 1% 42% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 1% 44% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0444) 1% 45% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 1% 42% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 3001) 1% 47% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E208) 0% 43% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3211) 0% 35% ± 17%
Gigabyte(1458 3001) 0% 45% ± 9%
MSI(1462 2775) 0% 32% ± 20%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 044A) 0% 47% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0442) 0% 43% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2317) 0% 42% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2780) 0% 49% ± 0%
Asus(1043 041C) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 3001) 0% 50% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 47% ± 0%
Device(1545 7970) 0% 42% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0420) 0% 46% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0448) 0% 47% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3210) 0% 43% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0446) 0% 42% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2261) 0% 38% ± 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

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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

5 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

18 months ago.

i Like this monster GPU in ever...


Excellent

2 months ago.

radiator


Good

16 months ago.

i still use my 7970, playing Pubg and everything


Good

19 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance & very high price


Good

6 months ago.

Holds up quite well in 2018.


Excellent

10 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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