GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 670 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

8.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7970 

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

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AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Front view of Radeon HD 7970

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
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 107.55 vs 86 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Much better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 23,600 vs 7,000 More than 3.2x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 2,459.5 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
Much higher hitman: absolution framerate 73 vs 36 More than 2x higher hitman: absolution framerate
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Significantly better T-Rex score 8.62 frames/s vs 3.44 frames/s More than 2.5x better T-Rex score
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,344 704 more shading units
Quieter idle noise level 40.2 dB vs 42.5 dB More than 5% quieter idle noise level
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 265.8 vs 210.8 More than 25% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Front view of GeForce GTX 670

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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More energy-efficient load power consumption 330W vs 391W More than 15% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,500 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Quieter load noise level 51.2 dB vs 55.2 dB More than 5% quieter load noise level
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
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
97.73 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
262.19 frames/s
GeForce GTX 670
1,220.4 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
107.29 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 670
401.04 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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