Radeon_HD_7970_Asus_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition

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2.7
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 Asus 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 269.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Death Stranding and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We proceeded to look at Need For Speed Heat to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 23 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition will run the upcoming game Death Stranding to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was Need For Speed Heat, L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which returned L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition in your PC? This Radeon HD 7970 Asus 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 Asus Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 104% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 895 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 684 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 53% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition is released on 01 Feb 2012

Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 Asus 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
1792
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
3
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 40 Amps
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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10
8.3
6.2
4.7
Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition is a special edition of high-end Radeon HD 7970 that has no special features, not even a new cooling system and so its performance is exactly like the reference AMD Radeon HD 7970.


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Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
62%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 55%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 113%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 55%
Halo: Reach 78% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 113%
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 113%
Borderlands 3 0% 64%
FIFA 20 40% 17%
Death Stranding 4% 113%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 55%
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