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
1375 MHz
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264GB/sec
768KB
28nm
128
118 GTexel/s
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30 GPixel/s
2048
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4096x2160
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HatMan
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06:07 Feb-09-2015
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Can my CPU handle this without a bottleneck?

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08:31 Feb-09-2015
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ofc. you have great cpu there

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19:29 Jan-29-2015
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can my cpu handle this? No bottlenexk

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12:54 Feb-04-2015
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yes

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11:17 Jul-30-2014
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Would this card bottleneck my pc?? If I oc to 4ghz?

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07:22 Aug-03-2014
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As long as you keep playing at 1080p no it wont bottleneck.

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12:36 Aug-04-2014
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Well, if I get 4K monitor or tv I'm going to get new cpu :)

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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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07:33 Jan-18-2015
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If you can overclock it to 3.1-3.5 ghz you will be fine

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

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gtx 660 TI is better

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no is not :)

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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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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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21:12 Dec-15-2013
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easly! mate

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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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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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07:54 Jan-28-2014
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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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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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2GB is good to run any game at max, the more the better though.

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

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

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

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

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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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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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