GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 670 among GPUs between $200 and $400

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

7.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670  based on its gaming and 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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Higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher hitman: absolution framerate 73 vs 36 More than 2x higher hitman: absolution framerate
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 2,459.5 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Significantly better T-Rex score 8.62 frames/s vs 3.46 frames/s Around 2.5x better T-Rex score
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,344 704 more shading units
Better fire strike factor score 75.74 vs 67.77 More than 10% better fire strike factor score
Slightly more texture mapping units 128 vs 112 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 670

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,500 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 83.7 fps vs 70.4 fps Around 20% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,375 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 170W vs 250W More than 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 670

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 670
86.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 670
41.23 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
262.19 frames/s
GeForce GTX 670
1,212.84 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
107.29 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 670
398.67 mInteraction/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Hitman: Absolution

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7970  vs GeForce GTX 670 

8.8
9.7
While overclocking is probably not what most system builders of small form-factor systems have in mind, I can happily report that overclocking works just as well as on any other "big" GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 670

Comments

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Actually, both Battlefield 3 and Bioshock Infinite are both AMD optimized.
And Geforce is better for 4 cores
GTX 670 are BEST !!!!!
Just the games mentioned here but keep in mind those are all Nvidia optimized.
so gtx 670 vs hd 7970 who better for gaming
It's very surprising to see that the 670 outperforms the 7970 even though it has 1 GB less ram and that some of the game benchmarks are above 1080p! Very surprising indeed!
So the GTX670 has higher FPS in each game tested, yet GPU Boss declares the HD7970 the winner because it has higher test scores ? That's like rewarding theory over proven fact . I thought the idea here was to improve game play ...
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