GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 560 Ti


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City, battlefield 3 (2013) and 2 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

3DMark Vantage Texture Fill

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 and Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2012)

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

AMD Radeon HD 7970 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7970  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 107.55 vs 46.1 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 134.4 GB/s More than 95% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 3,072 MB vs 1,024 MB 3x more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 1,459 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 60.8 GTexel/s Around 95% higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz vs 4,200 MHz More than 30% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more shading units 2,048 vs 384 1664 more shading units
Much better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 23,600 vs 6,800 Around 3.5x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 15.2 GPixel/s Around 95% higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 265.8 vs 175.6 More than 50% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Higher batman: arkham city framerate 94 fps vs 51 fps Around 85% higher batman: arkham city framerate
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 54.7 fps vs 30.4 fps Around 80% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 100.5 fps vs 57.3 fps More than 75% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 30% higher memory clock speed
Higher civilization 5 framerate 81.9 fps vs 66.1 fps Around 25% higher civilization 5 framerate
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MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Much quieter load noise level 41.2 dB vs 55.2 dB More than 25% quieter load noise level
More energy-efficient load power consumption 322W vs 391W Around 20% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Lower TDP 170W vs 250W More than 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

Crysis: Warhead (2012) 1920x1200 - Frost Bench - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Batman: Arkham City 1920x1200 - Extreme quality + FXAA-HIGH

Battlefield 3 (2013) 1920x1080 - Ultra quality + FXAA-HIGH

Radeon HD 7970
100.5 fps

Civilization 5 1680x1050 - Maximum quality + 4xMSAA

SmallLux GPU 2.0d4 Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do 3D rendering

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7970  vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti 

I like the big "900 MHz Overclocked" on the front, which quickly lets you identify the card as an overclocked SKU.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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