AMD Radeon HD 7970 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Comparison of Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 2.1 x16
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
9.5" (24.1 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Minimum recommended system power
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu Ray 3D
3D Vision Live
APIs supported by Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD 7970 24.18 +12.6%
GTX 760 21.47
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
HD 7970 43795 +9.1%
GTX 760 40150
3DMark Fire Strike Score
HD 7970 5880 +8.3%
GTX 760 5431
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
HD 7970 6862 +15.2%
GTX 760 5959
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
HD 7970 7770
GTX 760 7962 +2.5%
3DMark Vantage Performance
HD 7970 24757
GTX 760 29073 +17.4%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
HD 7970 78 +4%
GTX 760 75
Unigine Heaven 4.0
HD 7970 985 +15.7%
GTX 760 851
HD 7970 5248 +12.6%
GTX 760 4660
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
485 Mh/s +484.3%
83 Mh/s −484.3%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
20.71 Mh/s +491.7%
3.5 Mh/s −491.7%
Let's see how good Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7970
12.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2048 vs 1152)
Higher memory bandwidth (264 vs 192.2 GB/s)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Much newer (25 June 2013 vs 22 December 2011)
Cheaper ($249 vs $549)
Less power hungry (170 vs 300 watts)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
3D Vision Surround
So, HD 7970 or GTX 760?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 7970.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 7970 and GeForce GTX 760, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.