GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 780 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

AMD Radeon HD 7970 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly better T-Rex score 8.62 frames/s vs 5.49 frames/s More than 55% better T-Rex score
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Higher texture rate 165.7 GTexel/s vs 118.4 GTexel/s Around 40% higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 128 64 more texture mapping units
Higher memory bandwidth 288.4 GB/s vs 264 GB/s Around 10% higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,500 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s Around 40% higher pixel rate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 95.3 fps vs 70.4 fps More than 35% higher BioShock infinite framerate
More shading units 2,304 vs 2,048 256 more shading units
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,375 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 780

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780
255.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780
57.69 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
1,928.62 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 780
966.29 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
8.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
5.49 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
118.74 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
91.16 frames/s

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

Radeon HD 7970
70.4 fps
GeForce GTX 780
95.3 fps

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Haha you fucking dumbass, liquid cooling is for free right? have fun with your amd gpu's poor boy
compare 7970 with GTX 760 or 770? u are retard?
GPU BOSS is complete BULLSHIT!!!! Compare the 7970 to a gtx 760 or 770 and the COMPUTE PERFORMANCE is relevant. Comparing it the the GTX 780 or 780ti with 2000+ Kepler cores dances circles around this stupid card made back in 2012. The Radeon R9 295X2 is AMD's best card on the market until you run it against the TITAN Z.
"not to mention Nvidia's cards are not as well optimized with PC games" lol
Uh not really. I can say that I had them in crossfire and a single 780 lightening over clocked to 1.2ghz is getting me maybe 20 ir less frames s sec. But it so much smoother, and no problems with drivers. Much better idle temp to, 30 v 50. It's ridiculous.
A 770 outperforms a 670 - are you an idiot? Stop trying to be patronising when your wrong.
what does "780 is nothing more than a refreshed 670" mean? it's so much better than that. it uses a different chip for a start.
I know! It's red because it goes more fastarrr!
But why why why do they make Radeon cards so damn ugly...?
This (micro stuttering) was fixed in Catalyst 13.8 Beta 1/2 , go for it and you'll love it
No. One fast GPU is better than two slower ones. You don't get double the performance with 2 GPUs.
yes but you still get micro stuttering, much higher power consumption and less performace in games without xfire support. But two 7970 are still pretty cheap in comparison with the titan.
not it if you liquid cool the system.. and if your even to cheap for that a corsair self contained mod for the cards works to I have one keeps the cards under 50 c on max load with 0 noise ;)
Matnojje is right. :)
good choice...but choose the GE of AMD 7970 u're GC is like ARES the most powerful GC in the world
But with two 7970 you get a very hot pc, Microstuttering, high noice, much higher power consumption and less performace in games without xfire support.
yes, you get better results from a Xfire 7970 gHz edition and still less money than a single Titan!.. so 780 has nothign to do.
ill rather have two hd 7970 BE on crossfire than a single gtx780 at that price dont you think ?
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