Radeon_HD_7970_HIS_IceQ_X²_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

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

Lets look at the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 194 games in the list.

The Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition graphics card is predicted to return a weak performance on Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p of 12 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Back 4 Blood which we saw got weak frame rates of 12 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Forza Horizon 5 on the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 23FPS, M: 18FPS, H: 12FPS, U: 9FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Back 4 Blood which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 9 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Grand Theft Auto VI where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. 1440p Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition PC gaming is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² 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 HIS IceQ X² Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 63% better performance and can run 625 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 35% better and can run 311 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition was released on 01 May 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition
GPU
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
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
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 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
1.9
Approved

Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition is a special edition of high-end Radeon HD 7970 (not GHz edition).
This GPU features a new cooling system which is much more quiet and efficient than the one that comes with the reference card but no overclocking out of the box and so its gaming performance is on level with reference Radeon HD 7970.

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