GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 970 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

7.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  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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Higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,664 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 104 24 more texture mapping units
Better video composition score 118.74 frames/s vs 107.05 frames/s More than 10% better video composition score
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s Around 2x higher pixel rate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 107.6 fps vs 70.4 fps Around 55% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 112.8 vs 78 Around 45% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Better fire strike factor score 72.16 vs 62.33 More than 15% better fire strike factor score
Significantly lower TDP 148W vs 250W More than 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
194.5 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
101.31 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,185.51 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,014 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 970 

8.8
9.7
Today, we're reviewing the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SuperClocked ACX, a non-reference design, factory-overclocked GTX 970 graphics card, which comes with a custom-design PCB, and the company's signature ACX cooler, which features an aluminium stack heatsink that uses a trio of copper heat pipes, to draw heat directly from the GPU die, and dissipate it under the airflow of two 80 mm fans.
GeForce GTX 970

Comments

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not if you are playing doom using vulkan rendering
LOL no DX11 works best on Nvidia cards.
Sorry but GTX 970 much more powerful than a HD7970 http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
i miss my old 7970:(
ikr
They both have there pros and cons
cool story bro
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yeah right
7970 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 970
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