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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 EVGA FTW+ 4GB Edition SLI Radeon HD 7970 GHz Toxic 6GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 50% 85%
eFootball PES 2020 33% 17%
The Division 2 67% 106%
Metro: Exodus 67% 106%
Doom Eternal 6% 16%
Borderlands 3 15% 42%
Grand Theft Auto VI 67% 106%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 54% 90%
Watch Dogs Legion 15% 42%
FIFA 20 34% 18%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 EVGA FTW+ 4GB Edition SLI are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Toxic 6GB Edition.

The HD 7970 has a 94 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 670, but the GTX 670 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7970. As a result, the GTX 670 exhibits a 84.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7970. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7970 has a 94 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 670, but the GTX 670 has 32 more Render Output Units than the HD 7970. As a result, the GTX 670 exhibits a 29.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7970. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7970 was released less than a year after the GTX 670, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The HD 7970 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 670 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 670 has 96.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7970, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is massively better than the HD 7970.

The GeForce GTX 670 EVGA FTW+ 4GB Edition SLI has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Toxic 6GB Edition has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1457 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7970 is 2002. The HD 7970 having 545 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 670 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 670 EVGA FTW+ 4GB Edition SLI requires 340 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Toxic 6GB Edition requires 265 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the GTX 670. The GTX 670 requires 75 Watts more than the HD 7970 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 670 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7970.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1006 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock1084 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2 (x2)GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 May 2012vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth384.5GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs2048
Actual Shader Performance70%vs96%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs128
Texture Rate225.3 GTexel/svs140.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate64.4 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power340 Wattsvs265 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe SLI setup of GeForce GTX 670 EVGA FTW+ 4GB Edition SLI.Radeon HD 7970 GHz Toxic 6GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
It comes with 2 modes: a default core-clock of 1050MHz that goes up to 1100MHz in Turbo or a default core-clock of 1100MHz that goes up to 1200MHz. It also features a new cooling system with 2 huge fans. The memory clock will also be raised to 1600MHz, if using the highest option (lethal Turbo mode).
Using the lethal turbo mode, the performance boost is around 6% than reference Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i5-4690S 3.2GHz
Intel Core i7-4770TE 4-Core 2.3GHz
Intel Core i5-4670R 3.0GHz
Intel Xeon Processor W3690
Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz
Intel Core i7-4790S 4-Core 3.2GHz
AMD Opteron 6278
Intel Core i7-7700T 4-Core 2.9GHz
Intel Core i7-980 6-Core 3.33GHz
Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades-Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
Radeon R9 390 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 8GB Edition
Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition
Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition
Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition
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