Radeon_HD_7970_MSI_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 205 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Far Cry 6 getting 0 FPS with the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition, Forza Horizon 5 getting 14 FPS and Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Far Cry 6 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Forza Horizon 5 running on Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition which gets L: 28FPS, M: 22FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition PC gaming is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 616 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 58% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 31% better performance and can run 309 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition was released on 01 Feb 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
129 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1010 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
550 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
20
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Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
It features overclocking out of the box in the core-clock which went from 925MHz to 1010MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.

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