Radeon HD 7970 Overview

Radeon HD 7970
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Dec 2011
Radeon HD 7970

Core Configuration

GPU Tahiti
Architecture AMD_GCN_1_0
Shaders : TMUs : ROPs 2048 : 128 : 32
Performance 3789.00 GFLOPs

Memory Configuration

Memory Size 3072 Mb
Memory Bus Width 384 bit
Memory Speed 1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
Memory Bandwidth 264.00 Gb/s

Summary

Relative performance

  • GeForce GTX TITAN X (Pascal)
    344%
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    342%
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    293%
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    270%
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    246%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN X
    240%
  • Radeon RX Vega 64
    233%
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    216%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    214%
  • Radeon R9 FURY X
    183%
  • Radeon R9 FURY
    174%
  • Radeon R9 Nano
    170%
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    164%
  • Radeon RX 580
    160%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    159%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    156%
  • Radeon RX 480
    153%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    151%
  • Radeon RX 570
    147%
  • Radeon R9 290
    144%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    143%
  • Radeon RX 470
    135%
  • GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    135%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN
    129%
  • GeForce GTX 780
    123%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    118%
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    118%
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    115%
  • GeForce GTX 680
    110%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    109%
  • GeForce GTX 770
    106%
  • GeForce GTX 1050
    103%
  • Radeon R9 380
    101%
  • Radeon HD 7970
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 960
    96%
  • Radeon R9 285
    94%
  • Radeon HD 7950
    90%
  • GeForce GTX 760
    82%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    81%
  • Radeon RX 460
    80%
  • Radeon R7 370
    79%
  • Radeon R9 270X
    74%
  • GeForce GTX 660
    66%
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    60%
  • Radeon R7 260
    53%

Performance summary, based on benchmarks charts.

The Radeon HD 7970 is a graphics card released by AMD on 22 Dec 2011. The graphics card houses the Tahiti die, based on the AMD_GCN_1_0 architecture which packs 4,313 million transistors on a 28 nm, 352 mm2 die.

Radeon HD 7970 pros and cons

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


Specifications


Compared to similar performing cards

Radeon HD 7970GeForce GTX 1050 TiGeForce GTX 1050Radeon RX 460Radeon R9 380X
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Shader units20487686408962048
ROPs3232321632
Graphics processorTahitiGP107GP107BaffinAntigua
Process size28 nm14 nm14 nm14 nm28 nm
Memory3072 Mb GDDR5 (1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective)
4096 Mb GDDR5 (1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective)
4096 Mb GDDR5 (1425 MHz
5700 MHz effective)
Memory bus width384 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit256 bit
Memory bandwidth264.00 Gb/s112.10 Gb/s112.10 Gb/s112.00 Gb/s182.40 Gb/s
Release date22 Dec 201125 Oct 201625 Oct 201629 Jun 201619 Nov 2015

Benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V

  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    65
  • Radeon R9 380X
    60
  • GeForce GTX 1050
    58
  • Radeon HD 7970
    54
  • Radeon RX 460
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    43
  • Radeon R9 380X
    42
  • Radeon HD 7970
    39
  • GeForce GTX 1050
    39
  • Radeon RX 460
    32

FPS (higher is better)