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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition

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2.5
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum 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.

Game performance for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 258 games in the list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Forza Horizon 5 will get 43 FPS with the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition, Battlefield 2042 predicted to get 1 FPS and Far Cry 6 predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 86 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. We added Battlefield 2042 to our research and predict it will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Far Cry 6 leading us to predict 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition PC gaming is the wrong choice for PC gaming.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition 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 Matrix Platinum Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 46% better and can meet 633 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 312 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 20% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
43 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition was released on 01 Oct 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition
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
1650MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
316.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 46 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
2.5
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Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The new features include a core-clock raise from 1000MHz to 1050MHz (and 1100MHz in Turbo Mode) while the operating memory clock was increased from 1500MHz to 1650MHz. A new cooling system called DirectCU II was installed which should keep Radeon HD 7970's temperatures low under extreme loading while producing less noise.
The performance boost is around 3% when compared to standard Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition despite its extreme memory overclock which does not boost its performance.

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