Radeon_HD_7970_DirectCU_II_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition

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2.6
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II 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.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 104% better and can meet 825 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 67% better and can run 758 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition is released on 01 Feb 2012

Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II 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
2048
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
2
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
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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Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 7970 release by AMD. See its page for more information.
The only new feature is a new cooling system, called DirectCU II that is 20% cooler and 14dB quieter with exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution, according to Asus.
Therefore, the performance is on level with the reference card. Consumers will want to get the TOP version for superior performance.
All games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.


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Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
77%
RAM
12GB
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