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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition

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1.9
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 198 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

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 Star Citizen and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 74 FPS, Medium: 58 FPS, High: 39 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. We proceeded to look at Dying Light 2 to see how that compared and predict that it will return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Star Citizen will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 56 FPS, Medium: 44 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Next we have Dying Light 2 running on Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition which is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular FIFA 22 is predicted to get L: 122FPS, M: 96FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 46FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7970 Asus 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 Asus 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 63% better and can meet 633 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 35% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 Asus Edition was released on 01 Feb 2012
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
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
1.9
Approved

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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