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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB 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 230.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Forza Horizon 5 which is getting weak results, where it averages 19 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Resident Evil 8, which is running at 0 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI to predict how the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we looked at Forza Horizon 5 which was weak with a 14 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Resident Evil 8 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB 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 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which meets 726 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 55% better performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 24% better and can run 305 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
40 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition was released on 01 Aug 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
134 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 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
1500MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
23
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Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The new features include a new cooling system called IceQ which is 15dB quieter than the reference cooler, according to HIS.
There is no overclocking out of the box and so the performance is on level with the reference card.

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