Radeon_HD_7970_DirectCU_II_TOP_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition

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2.2
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 228 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition can run Far Cry 6 at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Star Citizen is predicted to return a playable 32 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Far Cry 6 will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Star Citizen running on Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition which is predicted to get L: 63FPS, M: 50FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS. And for performance contrast the popular FIFA 22 is predicted to get L: 128FPS, M: 101FPS, H: 68FPS, U: 48FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition PC gaming is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP 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 DirectCU II TOP Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 55% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 634 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 28% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition was released on 01 Feb 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 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
1400MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
268.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
3
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
2.2
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Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 7970 release by AMD. See its page for more information.
Changes include a boost in the core-clock from 925MHz to 1000MHz and in the memory clock from 5500GHz to 5600MHz. A new cooling system, called DirectCU II that is 20% cooler and 14dB quieter with exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution, according to Asus is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 4,5% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.

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