GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 560 Ti among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti  based on its noise and power.

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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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Much 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 1,459.2 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
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
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 60.8 GTexel/s Around 95% higher texture rate
Significantly better video composition score 118.74 frames/s vs 35.84 frames/s More than 3.2x better video composition score
More texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Significantly better fire strike factor score 62.9 vs 32.93 More than 90% better fire strike factor score
Higher pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s vs 15.2 GPixel/s Around 95% higher pixel rate
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 78 vs 45 Around 75% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 30% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Significantly lower TDP 170W vs 250W More than 30% lower TDP

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
86.73 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
30.98 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
953.55 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
216.75 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7970  vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti 

8.8
9.2
Considering the excellent cooling capabilities of the heatsink I see no reason why they didn't clock higher.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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