Radeon_HD_7970_PCS+_VORTEXII_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. 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. 249 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Days Gone on Ultra - 29 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Resident Evil 8 which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular FIFA 22 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a good 66 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Days Gone where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. We added Resident Evil 8 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched FIFA 22 leading us to predict 50 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition in your PC? This Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 50% better and can meet 634 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 24% better and can meet 312 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition was released on 01 Apr 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 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
1425MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
273.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 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
2.4
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Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
On this version the central unit was raised from 925MHz to 1100MHz and the operating memory clock from 1375MHz to 1425MHz, though the latter will not yield any extra performance. It also features the PCS-Professional Cooling System and the Vortex II – The Whirlwind Technology.
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.

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