GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 7870 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

7.6

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7970 

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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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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Much better T-Rex score 8.62 frames/s vs 1.77 frames/s Around 5x better T-Rex score
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 2,560 GFLOPS Around 50% better floating-point performance
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz vs 4,800 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 80 GTexel/s Around 50% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
More compute units 32 vs 20 12 more compute units
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 100.5 fps vs 78.8 fps Around 30% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better cloud gate factor score 21.22 vs 19.66 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon HD 7870

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AMD Radeon HD 7870

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 175W vs 250W 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs 7870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870
55 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
Radeon HD 7870
952.67 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 7870
340.12 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
8.62 frames/s
Radeon HD 7870
1.77 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7970  vs 7870 

8.8
8.9
Looking at performance-per-watt in games, the HD 7870 jokerCard is the least power-efficient card from AMD.
Radeon HD 7870

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