Radeon HD 7970
Login to compare your own system with this hardware
Radeon_HD_7970
Radeon HD 7970 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7970 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti XT which has 32 Compute Units activated and thus offers 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 925MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1375MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon HD 7950 used to compete with GeForce GTX 680 but its performance was even behind the lower positioned GeForce GTX 670 and was later replaced by a faster Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 7970 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [Pip]
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
8.3
6.2
4.7
Radeon HD 7970 Performance Specification
Core Speed
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Technology
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units
Direct X
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Max Power
PSU
Power Connector
GPU Details
925 MHz
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
3072 MB
1375 MHz
384 Bit
GDDR5
264GB/sec
768KB
28nm
128
118 GTexel/s
32
30 GPixel/s
2048
DX 12.0
5.0
4.4
4096x2160
250 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Compare the Radeon HD 7970 to any other GPU
GPU:
Laptop: NoYes
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion
View all discussions Formatting Help
X
Formatting Syntax Result
Bold **bold text** __more bold text__ bold text more bold text
Italic *italic text* _more italic text_ italic text more italic text
Strikethrough ~~strikethrough text~~ strikethrough text
Links [Game-Debate](http://www.game-debate.com) Game-Debate
Ordered List Press return twice to start your list

1. List item the first
2. List item the second
3. List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  1. List item the first
  2. List item the second
  3. List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Unordered Lists Press return twice to start your list

* List item the first
* List item the second
* List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  • List item the first
  • List item the second
  • List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Code Blocks `alert('hello world!');` alert('hello world!');
Quote Blocks > 'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
New - Ordered by date, the newest comments at the top
1 2 3 4 5
1
lion94's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR4 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height
9
/
69

i cancelled my plan to buy gtx 590


i am going to buy hd 7970

1
aditrex's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-6100 oc: 30%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
10
/
273

its better deal also one stronge gpu was always better solution… also keep in mind your cpu is kind weak so mostlikelly you will get bottleneck in new games..also youre going to need 8gb of ram for optimal performance

1
lion94's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR4 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height
9
/
69

thanks friend. i will keep in mind

1
grimriper's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
/
8

Sorry for the late replay, but that cpu can still handle all the games at ultra/high settings :) sandy bridge is one hell of a chip hope that helps.

2
aditrex's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-6100 oc: 30%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
10
/
273

that time he had some other cpu not i7 2600

3
lion94's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR4 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height
9
/
69

thanks friends


that time I had core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz

0
darylcore's Rig
Saved at: Feb-07-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1866MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height
0
/
2

Hi guys, would this bottleneck with i3 4170?
Thanks!

0
grimriper's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
1
/
8

Maybe in cpu intensive games if you wanna play them on ultra. For med/high your good to go buddy :D

1
lion94's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR4 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height
9
/
69

yes in cpu intensive games like wicher 3

0
kokotpica's Rig
Saved at: Jul-10-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
0
/
1

Great card

0
EasyPlay's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
10GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
3

Is anyone heve problem with overheating main jump to 75-80 when playing. Is this normal for this card?


My PSU is http://www.game-debate.com/psu/index.php?ps_id=266&psu=Inter-Tech%20SL-700%20700W

0
EasyPlay's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
10GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
3

Will my CPU bottle neck this card?

0
Caiojose01's Rig
Saved at: Dec-31-2015
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR3 800MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1366 x 768
width x height
0
/
0

Yes.
A lot.

0
Teemsan's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
32GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
0

Would I be able to run this on a 620W PSU (Seasonic S1211)?

1
lion94's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR4 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height
9
/
69

yes with no problem

0
HatMan's Rig
Saved at: Jul-21-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
3960 x 768
width x height
0
/
0

Can my CPU handle this without a bottleneck?

0
aditrex's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-6100 oc: 30%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
10
/
273

ofc. you have great cpu there

1
lion94's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
4GB DDR4 2133MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1280 x 1024
width x height
9
/
69

there will be no problem friend

0
requiem1996's Rig
Saved at: Jul-23-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1866MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
1

can my cpu handle this? No bottlenexk

0
Tamag0sh1's Rig
Saved at: Jul-26-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
FX-6350 oc: 15%
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
23

yes

0
GamerOpt7's Rig
Saved at: Jul-23-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
59

Would this card bottleneck my pc?? If I oc to 4ghz?

0
catoniche's Rig
Saved at: Jul-26-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
4480 x 1080
width x height
0
/
1

As long as you keep playing at 1080p no it wont bottleneck.

0
GamerOpt7's Rig
Saved at: Jul-23-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
59

Well, if I get 4K monitor or tv I'm going to get new cpu :)

1
VAMiNOS's Rig
Saved at: Jul-28-2014
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
6GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1920 x 1080
width x height
0
/
0

Hi, i'am going to have this card+ Core I7-920 2,66 GHz.
is it good enough to run the next-gen games ??

0
xXEpicfaceXx's Rig
Saved at: Jul-27-2016
Compared to your Rig
CPU
Login to compare your CPU
GFX
Login to compare your GFX Card
RAM
12GB DDR3 1600MHz
Login to compare your RAM
RES
1440 x 900
width x height
0
/
1

If you can overclock it to 3.1-3.5 ghz you will be fine

1 2 3 4 5
Release period
29-Dec-2011
7
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Battlefield 1 40% 33%
No Mans Sky 32% 7%
Overwatch 72% 29%
FIFA 17 75% 32%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 75% 32%
Doom 4 25% 33%
Watch Dogs 2 65% 26%
Mafia III 72% 12%
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 45% 4%
Forza Horizon 3 51% 71%
Radeon HD 7970 Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder