Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition vs Radeon R9 380X

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jun 2012
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Radeon R9 380X
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Nov 2015
Radeon R9 380X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    100%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    123%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    100%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    105%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 380X

5% higher gaming performance.
110 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon R9 380X

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 380X

The Radeon R9 380X is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (8 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Radeon R9 380X
GPU Name Tahiti (Tahiti XT2) vs Antigua (Antigua XT)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 352 mm² vs 366 mm²
Transistors 4,313 million vs 5,000 million
Shaders 2048 vs 2048
Compute Units 32 vs 32
Core clock 1000 MHz vs 970 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 128 vs 128

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Radeon R9 380X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 384 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
vs 1425 MHz
5700 MHz effective
Memory Size 3072 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Radeon R9 380X
TDP 300 watts vs 190 watts
Release Date 22 Jun 2012 vs 19 Nov 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    31.04 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    128.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    124.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    288.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    182.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    4096.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 380X
    3973.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    10830
  • Radeon R9 380X
    13410

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    40
  • Radeon R9 380X
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    64
  • Radeon R9 380X
    60

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    32
  • Radeon R9 380X
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    33
  • Radeon R9 380X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    45
  • Radeon R9 380X
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    46
  • Radeon R9 380X
    42

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    26
  • Radeon R9 380X
    29

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    16
  • Radeon R9 380X
    17

FPS (higher is better)