Radeon HD 7970
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Radeon_HD_7970
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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
118 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
$549.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
264GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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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.


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i cancelled my plan to buy gtx 590


i am going to buy hd 7970

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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

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thanks friend. i will keep in mind

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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.

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that time he had some other cpu not i7 2600

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thanks friends


that time I had core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz

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

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

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yes in cpu intensive games like wicher 3

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Great card

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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

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Will my CPU bottle neck this card?

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Yes.
A lot.

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

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yes with no problem

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Can my CPU handle this without a bottleneck?

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ofc. you have great cpu there

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there will be no problem friend

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can my cpu handle this? No bottlenexk

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yes

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

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

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

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

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