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
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. 779 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Cyberpunk 2077 on Ultra - 53 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Marvel's Avengers which is 56 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Assassins Creed: Valhalla is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 25 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition by researching Cyberpunk 2077 leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 107FPS, M: 84FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 40FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Marvel's Avengers and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 42 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Assassins Creed: Valhalla which is predicted to get weak results with a 19FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition PC gaming is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

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? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 21% better and can run 837 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 27% better and can run 932 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
78 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition is released on 01 Jan 2013

Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Malta (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
282 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
70 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4096
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1650 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
633.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon HD 7970 Asus ARES II Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
3%
RAM
12GB
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