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
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 248 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is predicted to run FIFA 22 with good performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 66 frames per second. Comparing this to Days Gone which is getting playable results, where it averages 29 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Forza Horizon 5, which is predicted to run at 41 frames per second.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched FIFA 22 on the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition and predict it will get a reasonable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 133FPS, M: 105FPS, H: 70FPS, U: 50FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Days Gone which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 22 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Forza Horizon 5 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 31 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

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? This Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 50% better and can run 633 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 24% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition was released on 01 Jun 2012
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
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.2
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1375MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
264GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
2.4
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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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