Radeon_HD_7970_Asus_ARES_II_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely 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 746.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Days Gone with 56 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Forza Horizon 5 which returns a reasonable 49 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Back 4 Blood which we saw getting a reasonable 49 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Days Gone and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 112 FPS, Medium: 88 FPS, High: 59 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. We then checked the performance on Forza Horizon 5 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition, this is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
78 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition was released on 01 Jan 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Malta
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
282 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
70 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144MB (x2)
Memory Speed
1650MHz
Memory Bus
384bit (x2)
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
633.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
850 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
74
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Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition is a dual-graphics solution (not Crossfire) that consists of two Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and is therefore based on two Tahiti XT Cores. Check the page of 7970 GHz Edition to know more about its chip.
Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition features 4096 Shader Processing Units and has its central unit clocked at 1050MHz (1100MHz in Turbo Mode). The memory clock operates at 1650MHz.
Benchmarks indicate Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition is up to 15% faster than GeForce GTX 690 in some games and over 5% slower on others. Therefore, it's, overall, 10% faster than GeForce GTX 690.

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