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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB 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.

Game performance for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 228 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 22 returning a good 66 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Citizen which is predicted to get 29 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at FIFA 22 and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 133 FPS, Medium: 105 FPS, High: 70 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Citizen to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB running at 1440p is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which has 55% better performance and can run 725 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 24% better performance and can run 304 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
40 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB was released on 01 Aug 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
141 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
1500MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
22
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Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The new features include a new cooling system called Vapor-X was installed which should keep Radeon HD 7970's temperatures low under extreme loading.
There is no overclocking out of the box and so the performance is on level with the reference card.

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