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AMD Radeon HD 7970

AMD Radeon HD 7970

The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is a high-end graphics card for desktop PCs It is based on the Tahiti core. It was the first GPU that was produced in 28nm and supports DirectX 11.1. The 7970 offers 2048 shader cores (1D) of the GCN architecture (first generation) and 128 texture units.

The performance of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is clearly better than the mobile Radeon HD 7970M (which is based on the Pitcairn with only 1280 shaders). Compared to the GeFore GTX 680, the 7970 is about 8% slower. Therefore, AMD later introduced a 7970 GHz Edition that was clocked at 1000 MHz and performed on the same level as the GeForce GTX 680.

Thanks to Eyefinity up to 6 monitors can be connected to the 7970. The integrated UVD Video-Decoder is able to decode H.264, VC-1 MPEG-2, MVC, MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid) and Adobe Flash videos.

The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is rated with a TDP of 250 Watt.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 7900 Series
Radeon HD 7970 2048 @ 925 MHz384 Bit @ 5500 MHz
CodenameTahiti XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed *925 MHz
Memory Speed *5500 MHz
Memory Bus Width384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory3072 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
Power Consumption250 Watt
Transistors4310 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesEyefinity, HD3D, CrossFire
Date of Announcement22.12.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/g...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6862      avg: 6862 (55%)     median: 6862 (55%)     max: 6862 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5880      avg: 5880 (56%)     median: 5880 (56%)     max: 5880 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 43795      avg: 43795 (52%)     median: 43795 (52%)     max: 43795 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 14233      avg: 14233 (52%)     median: 14233 (52%)     max: 14233 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 234474      avg: 234474 (31%)     median: 234474 (31%)     max: 234474 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 77.8      avg: 77.8 (52%)     median: 77.8 (52%)     max: 77.8 fps
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7770      avg: 7770 (46%)     median: 7770 (46%)     max: 7770 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7323      avg: 7323 (51%)     median: 7323 (51%)     max: 7323 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 29345      avg: 29345 (64%)     median: 29345 (64%)     max: 29345 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 24757      avg: 24757 (60%)     median: 24757 (60%)     max: 24757 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 23807      avg: 23807 (62%)     median: 23807 (62%)     max: 23807 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 29520      avg: 29520 (80%)     median: 29520 (80%)     max: 29520 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 106667      avg: 106667 (71%)     median: 106667 (71%)     max: 106667 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 101.7      avg: 101.7 (55%)     median: 101.7 (55%)     max: 101.7 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 68.52      avg: 68.5 (56%)     median: 68.5 (56%)     max: 68.52 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.9      avg: 7.9 (100%)     median: 7.9 (100%)     max: 7.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.9      avg: 7.9 (100%)     median: 7.9 (100%)     max: 7.9 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
med. 1366x768
137  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
130  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
108  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
ultra 1920x1080
441.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
201.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
155.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
111.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
90.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
77.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
68.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
58.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
121.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
121.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
69.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low 1024x768
97.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
135.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
83  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
47.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
ultra 1920x1080
98.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
ultra 1920x1080
31.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
206.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
141.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
130.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
84.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
115.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
110  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
77.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
46.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
BioShock Infinite
low 1280x720
199.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
170.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
150.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
ultra 1920x1080
62.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
136.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
100.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
77.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Tomb Raider
high 1366x768
161  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
96.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
84.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
59.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
394.2  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
289.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
234.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
155.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
111.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
102.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
76.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Assassin´s Creed III
med. 1366x768
56.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
54.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Hitman: Absolution
low 1024x768
65.2  fps      Compare