Radeon_HD_7970_DirectCU_II_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition

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

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

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II 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 198.

The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Resident Evil 8 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Forza Horizon 5 which we predict will get playable frame rates of 36 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition at 1440p with Resident Evil 8, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Forza Horizon 5 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 72FPS, M: 57FPS, H: 38FPS, U: 27FPS. And another popular game was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

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? We think this Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 633 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 63% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which is 35% more powerful and can run 312 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II Edition was released on 01 Feb 2012
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
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
2
HDMI Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
1.9
Approved

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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