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 @ 925MHz384 Bit @ 5500MHz
CodenameTahiti XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed *925 MHz
Shader 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
Notebook Sizelarge
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) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 234474      avg: 234474 (68%)     median: 234474 (68%)     max: 234474 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 43795      avg: 43795 (57%)     median: 43795 (57%)     max: 43795 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6862      avg: 6862 (58%)     median: 6862 (58%)     max: 6862 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7323      avg: 7323 (57%)     median: 7323 (57%)     max: 7323 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7770      avg: 7770 (49%)     median: 7770 (49%)     max: 7770 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 24757      avg: 24757 (67%)     median: 24757 (67%)     max: 24757 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 29345      avg: 29345 (67%)     median: 29345 (67%)     max: 29345 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 23807      avg: 23807 (81%)     median: 23807 (81%)     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 (62%)     median: 101.7 (62%)     max: 101.7 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 68.52      avg: 68.5 (62%)     median: 68.5 (62%)     max: 68.52 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.9      avg: 7.9 (100%)     median: 7.9 (100%)     max: 7.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming 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.:
137  fps      Compare
high:
130  fps      Compare
ultra:
108  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 14
Fifa 14 (2013)
ultra:
441.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Rome II
low:
201.1  fps      Compare
med.:
155.2  fps      Compare
high:
111.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
36  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Saints Row IV
low:
90.1  fps      Compare
med.:
77.4  fps      Compare
high:
68.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
58.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low:
121.8  fps      Compare
med.:
121.4  fps      Compare
high:
69.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
44.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low:
97.6  fps      Compare
med.:
135.3  fps      Compare
high:
83  fps      Compare
ultra:
47.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dota 2
Dota 2 (2013)
ultra:
98.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
ultra:
31.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
low:
206.5  fps      Compare
med.:
141.7  fps      Compare
high:
130.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
84.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro: Last Light
low:
115.1  fps      Compare
med.:
110  fps      Compare
high:
77.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
46.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
BioShock Infinite
low:
199.2  fps      Compare
med.:
170.1  fps      Compare
high:
150.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
64.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
ultra:
62.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
SimCity
SimCity (2013)
low:
136.2  fps      Compare
med.:
100.6  fps      Compare
high:
77.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
57.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
high:
161  fps      Compare
ultra:
72.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis 3
Crysis 3 (2013)
low:
96.2  fps      Compare
med.:
84.5  fps      Compare
high:
59.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
28.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 (2013)
low:
394.2  fps      Compare
med.:
289.3  fps      Compare
high:
234.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
155.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 (2012)
low:
111.4  fps      Compare
med.:
102.6  fps      Compare
high:
76.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
35.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
AssassinĀ“s Creed III
med.:
56.4  fps      Compare
high:
54.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
39.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Hitman: Absolution
low:
65.2  fps      Compare
med.:
61.8  fps      Compare
high:
56.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
43.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
low:
238.2  fps      Compare
med.:
223.1  fps      Compare
high:
146.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
104.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
low:
60  fps      Compare
med.:
59.9  fps      Compare