Radeon HD 7970 

Released December, 2011
  • 925 MHz
  • 3 GB GDDR5
10 Out of 10

Explore 1 desktop with the Radeon HD 7970
The core of the HD 7970 GHz Edition is clocked as high as 1000 MHz, with a Boost frequency of 1050 MHz; while the memory is upped to 1500 MHz (actual) or 6.00 GHz (GDDR5 effective), resulting in a staggering 288 GB/s bandwidth thanks to the 384-bit wide memory interface.
by techPowerUp! (Jun, 2012)
VTX3D's HD 7970 X-Edition is a highly overclocked HD 7970 using a custom dual fan cooler and a large clock increase to 1050 MHz GPU and 1425 MHz memory.
by techPowerUp! (May, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 7970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7950
344.98 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 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
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon HD 7970

With NVIDIA catching up with the memory standard, and implementing a 384-bit GDDR5 memory interface on its GeForce Fermi 100/110 GPUs, AMD felt the pinch for doing something to increase the memory bandwidth of the HD 7970, to keep up with the increasing compute performance of their GPUs.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Tahiti XT
Market Desktop
Clock speed 925 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048
Texture mapping units 128
Render output processors 32
Compute units 32
Pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 118.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,789 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,375 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit
Memory 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 264 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 250W
Idle noise level 40.2 dB
Load noise level 55.2 dB
Idle power consumption 113W
Load power consumption 391W
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Finally, their errors caused them to not be biased towards nShittia!
I just know it's NOT $5.00 Fix it please, your calculations are thrown off by the wrong price.
annnndddd who gives a shit about ur cat ?.... awesome rig thou
i have 4 titan ultra 9 GHz and my cat has sida :(
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