Radeon_HD_7970_GigaByte_SOC_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 120 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Assassins Creed: Valhalla at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which we saw got playable frame rates of 29 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Call of Duty Warzone, which was getting 29 FPS under tests.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition at 1440p and researched how Assassins Creed: Valhalla might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 58FPS, M: 46FPS, H: 31FPS, U: 22FPS. And another popular game was Call of Duty Warzone that returned L: 58FPS, M: 46FPS, H: 31FPS, U: 22FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 91% better performance and can run 866 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 50% better performance and can run 707 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is released on 01 Jun 2012

Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
138 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
1080 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
650 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
On this version the core-clock was raised from 925MHz to 1080MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 8.5% 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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Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
38%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 95%
Call of Duty Warzone 23% 42%
Minecraft: Dungeons 35% 50%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 117%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 12% 95%
Valorant 95% 86%
Maneater 51% 22%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 31% 17%
Doom Eternal 45% 45%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 45% 37%
Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition Extras
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