GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 vs 7950 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7950 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7950  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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Much higher hitman: absolution framerate 73 vs 49.5 More than 45% higher hitman: absolution framerate
Higher clock speed 925 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS vs 2,867.2 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 240 GB/s 10% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s vs 89.6 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Better video composition score 118.74 frames/s vs 97.31 frames/s More than 20% better video composition score
Slightly more shading units 2,048 vs 1,792 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 128 vs 112 16 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,375 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon HD 7950

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Lower TDP 200W vs 250W 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs 7950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7950
344.98 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7950
64.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
Radeon HD 7950
1,178.18 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 7950
514.92 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 7950 

8.8
9.1
This power configuration is good for up to 225 W of power draw.
Radeon HD 7950

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