AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 21 scores, 81 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
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Pros:

  • Excellent performance.
  • Now includes dynamic overclocking feature.
  • Fastest gaming performance in a single GPU card.

Cons:

  • Only intermittently superior to other top AMD, Nvidia cards.
  • Power-hungry.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Since we reviewed the Radeon HD 7970 late last year a lot has changed. The arrival of the GeForce GTX 680 and GTX 670, and the resulting AMD price cuts were the most relevant moves on this segment until today’s release. When we tested the GeForce GTX...

By TweakTown on

Performance of the AMD Radeon HD 7990 + HD 7970 GHz Edition CrossFireX setup was better than I thought it would be. It's been a while since we looked at a three-way setup, and it seems evident that AMD have been working on improving the performance of...

By uk.hardware.info on

A few days ago we introduced you to the concept of of frametime tests , a more accurate way of gauging graphics card performance in video games. Today we are applying the new test for the first time, and with the new data we will compare the AMD...

By Bright Side of News on

Based on what we were able to test with our GeForce GTX Titans, we can say without a doubt in our minds that the GeForce GTX Titan is the fastest GPU for gamers. If you like to do computational stuff as well, it isn’t half bad either, but I believe...

By Ocaholic on

In this article we made a list of all Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition around sorted by manufacturers with pics, specs and prices. At the end of the article you also find an interactive overview with filtering and sorting functions to compare all cards. If you...

By uk.hardware.info on

Today Futuremark released a new version of its popular 3DMark benchmarking software, which has been part of the standard Hardware.Info tests since the first version appeared in 1999. Futuremark seems to be taking a cue from Apple with the name this...

By uk.hardware.info on

When we review a new graphics card on Hardware.Info and list the benchmark results, the charts also include other cards from the current and previous generation to put things in perspective. We typically don't go back further in time to avoid clutter,...

By X-bit Labs on

It wouldn’t be correct to claim that the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is the fastest single-GPU graphics card available today because our tests do not show it to be overwhelmingly better than the reference GeForce GTX 680. However, the increased...

By PC Authority on 83

AMD was popping champagne six months ago after the launch of the HD7970, only be shot down a couple of short months later after the launch of the NVIDIA's GTX680. It's a sad tale really, as AMD has typically (in the last few years at least) come to...

By Legit Reviews on

The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is a beast and is the overall fastest single-GPU video card on the market today....

By BeHardware on

Not being able to proclaim victory for its Tahiti GPU opposite the GeForce GTX 680, which is based on a less complex GPU, was probably a source of frustration to AMD. In bringing out the Radeon HD 7970 at the end of 2011 and in inaugurating the 28nm...

By Kitguru.net on 80

AMD have had great success with their latest 7 series of discrete graphics cards. The HD7970 led the performance charts for some time until Nvidia released their flagship single GPU, the GTX680. AMD are attempting to answer the challenge with the...

By DigitalVersus on 100

This improved version of the Radeon HD 7970 is able to rival and even surpass Nvidia on gaming performances. However, you may need to look for a branded version with a different cooling system to cut down on noise when...

By Hardware Secrets on

It was very interesting to see that with a little tweak at its clock configuration, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition now has the same performance level as the GeForce GTX 680, while it is currently up to 33% faster than the original Radeon HD...

By PC Mag on 80

AMD's tweaks to its original design help supercharge the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, but if you can live with slightly less speed, there are more compelling options to be found....

By Legion Hardware on

Since we first reviewed the Radeon HD 7970 late last year a lot has changed, namely the arrival of the GeForce GTX 680 and GTX 670 graphics cards which resulted in AMD price cuts and ultimately today’s release. When we tested the GeForce GTX 670 we...

By PC Advisor on 90

Competition is great for consumers. AMD will be shipping the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in the next couple of weeks, at roughly £400 -- cheaper than the original and in the same price ballpark as the GTX 680. On a purely performance basis, the new...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Review: AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Editionby Tarinder Sandhu on 22 June 2012, 05:00 4.0 Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD) Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qabilr Add to My Vault: Hitting NVIDIA where it Hertz?There's always something oh-so nice about being the best at a...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

After watching its Radeon HD 7970 get outperformed first by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680, and then its 670, AMD is striking back with higher clocks and a new driver that hits the afterburners in several games. But are the gains worth paying extra for? Can...

By Expert Reviews on 100

More than the sum of its parts, and the best enthusiast graphics card there is...