Radeon HD 7970
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Release Period- Jan-2012
Radeon HD 7970 Review
Radeon HD 7970 is the successor of the powerful Radeon HD 6970 and part of the 7000 Series released by AMD in 2011/2012.
With the release of the AMD 12.11 Drivers, the performance was increased and is now superior to GeForce GTX 670 but still behind GeForce GTX 680. Not manufactured anymore, it was tweaked and later released as Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, which as of October 2012, became the fastest single GPU available.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.
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925 MHz
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
3072 MB
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768KB
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128
118 GTexel/s
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30 GPixel/s
2048
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4096x2160
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GamerOpt7
11:17 Jul-30-2014
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Would this card bottleneck my pc?? If I oc to 4ghz?

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VAMiNOS
02:50 Jul-22-2014
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Hi, i'am going to have this card+ Core I7-920 2,66 GHz.
is it good enough to run the next-gen games ??

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Igor123
00:01 Apr-02-2014
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My new card :)

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MRMMFury
14:58 Apr-12-2014
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gtx 660 TI is better

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aditrex
17:27 Apr-12-2014
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no is not :)

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chirmac
17:46 Mar-14-2014
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Does this just blows my energy supply? It's not very low, but I also wanted the recommended CPU.

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golDace98
21:03 Dec-15-2013
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can i handle this with a Cooler Master Extreme 2 625W psu?

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aditrex
21:12 Dec-15-2013
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easly! mate

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lightbekon
01:20 Dec-05-2013
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im new to game debate and hardware in general so, is the PSU stat the required/recommended PSU power, or the amount of power it takes from PSU?

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captivestraw
06:17 Dec-05-2013
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It says that you at least need a 500 w PSU to run that beast.

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mydreamrigmaza90210
07:54 Jan-28-2014

the smaller number (230w in this case) means how much the card will draw, 500w means what PSU you should get as minimum

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himanshuchaudhary513
09:24 Dec-01-2013
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how many VRAM should be in pc to run any game at res 1920x1080 (max settings)?

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Nymphetamine
09:26 Dec-01-2013
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2GB is good to run any game at max, the more the better though.

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kaankok
17:51 May-04-2014

well no more than 2 gb VRAM is complete overkill for 1 screen

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mydreamrigmaza90210
07:54 Jan-28-2014

rule of thumb is 2gb for 1080p and 3-4gb for 1440p+ res

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sebastian323
07:49 Nov-26-2013
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could i put this in my pc withouth problems?

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wolcan93
08:42 Nov-26-2013

Yeah, it would be a nice upgrade, although your gpu will be slightly bottlenecked it cpu demanding games.

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sebastian323
22:02 Nov-26-2013
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thx, and would i have to worry about that too mutch about it being bottlenecked or is it not a really big deal?

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mydreamrigmaza90210
08:08 Jan-28-2014

not that much of a deal, you could try overclocking to prevent any risk, fx 6100 is really easy to OC

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ax123el
17:16 Nov-04-2013
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do i need a 2gb or 3gb grafikscard

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aatire80
05:26 Nov-17-2013
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Depends on your res..:D

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mydreamrigmaza90210
08:09 Jan-28-2014

1080p=2gb, 3gb could be nice to spare
1440p or more-3/4gb VRAM

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KhajiitDovahkiin
21:17 Sep-20-2013
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I am thinking of upgrading my pc and I am looking at this card, but I am worried that it does not support my motherboard. I have a ASUS P8Z68-V LE. If not this card, are there any others you recommend, that fit the specs of the Moboard?. Thank you.

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mydreamrigmaza90210
18:13 Sep-22-2013

of course it does, 7970 uses PCIE 3, it's backwards compatible with PCIE 2 (on z68 mobo) plus PCIE 3 doesn't even benefit cards. Go for it, BTW what's your PSU

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KhajiitDovahkiin
00:37 Sep-26-2013
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Good news, thank you so much. my psu is a OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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KhajiitDovahkiin
14:21 Sep-26-2013
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I am thinking of this 1.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-asus-radeon-hd-7970-matrix-platinum-6600mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1050mhz-2048cores-4xdp-2xdl-dvi-plusf
http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/mid-tower/elite-430-black.html
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z68V_LE/#speci

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KhajiitDovahkiin
14:28 Sep-26-2013
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http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/MATRIXHD7970P3GD5/ (aditional info)
(Cont) Will this card pose a problem with my system's hardware, it says triple slot on the scan page, but I don't know what that means. Thanks.

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mydreamrigmaza90210
16:54 Sep-26-2013

ah, you're in the UK like me. Personally, I'd wait till the r9-280x is released, this is said to be a 7970 ghz rebadged, so if the 7970 matrix is cheaper than the r9-280x, then go for the 7970 matrix (super sexy card), but if the r9-280x is more cheaper, go for that. I'd just wait.

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Generalissimo
11:52 Oct-04-2013
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