Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition
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83 FPS
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AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition
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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
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Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
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Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
268.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
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0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1070 MHz
Power
Max Power
230 Watts
PSU
650 Watt & 40 Amps
Power Connector
None
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 7970 release by AMD. See its page for more information.
Changes include a boost in the core-clock from 925MHz to 1070MHz and in the memory clock from 5500GHz to 5600GHz. A tweaked cooling system and other changes were also made.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.


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mine or this ?

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ax123el's Test Rig
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yours is slightly better

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is this card better then gtx770 lightning?

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It's about even in performance on a single monitor.
But on a price/performance scale,this wins.
Pozz iz Hrvatske :D

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ok thanks :), onda idemo na ovu 7970 lightning..POZDRAV HRVATSKOJ :)

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Everywhere i read bout this lightning cards or just in major ati/nvidia cards, everywhere ati/nvidia fan boys fighting which one is better, please grow up already ?!!!

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I don't see anyone fighting, and personally I don't support either Graphics card manufacturers, I just go with the one that suits my situation

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guys, is it faster than the Asus GTX 680 TOP? and faster than the best GTX 680 on the market? i'm so curious because AMD developed so much wi the new drivers (12.7 beta and so)

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But nothing faster than Gtx 690.

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GTX 690 is dual-chip card…it isn't fair to compare it with this one ;)

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GTX 690=2xGTX680
7970=GTX680
2x 7970=GTX 690
as simple as that
problem solved…

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what about the Titan

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Then compare it with GTX 685. GTX 685 is a single gpu but 21% better in performance then this card. Do you agree.

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The 685 doesn't exist yet.

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OK but you can not disagree that GTX 690 lightning edition is powerful then this card. And 685 will soon release I think.

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Of course but you can't compare them. The 690 is dual chip card, it is basically two 680. You would have to compare two of these to a 690 and two of these in CFX would be better.

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Sweet jesus, have mercy…

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Gimme a break my card eats this one for breakfast…. lol
What kind beast is this?

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It is a beast but a kid in front of GTX 690.

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hahahaha

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