AMD Radeon HD 7970M

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Benchmark

AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU benchmark and specs - 4 GB AMD Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon HD 7970M for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

17 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 184th out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
20 FPS 14 FPS 14 FPS
Randomly generated noise sphere test
15 FPS 15 FPS 15 FPS
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
17 FPS 14 FPS 15 FPS
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

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GPU Comparison

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Core Clock 850 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 153.6 GB/s
TDP 75 W
Floating Point Performance 2.18 TFLOPS
DirectX Support 11.1
OpenGL Support 4.4
Pixel Rate 27 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 68 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1280
Texture Mapping Units 80
Render Output Processors 32

AMD Radeon HD 7970M

The Radeon HD 7970M is a GPU from AMD. This chip has an average gaming score at 17% in our GPU benchmark.

The Radeon HD 7970M has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 150 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon HD 7970M GPU core runs at a frequency of 850 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

The performance specs of the Radeon HD 7970M are a raw floating-point performance of 2.18 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this AMD GPU has a pixel rate of 27 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 68 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon HD 7970M supports up to DirectX 11.1. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.4 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The raw technical specs of the Radeon HD 7970M are: 1280 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 80 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 32 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon HD 7970M are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 75 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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