Radeon_HD_7970_PowerColor_LCS_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Game performance for the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 113 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Assassins Creed: Valhalla with 0 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Call of Duty Warzone which we saw getting a playable 28 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Assassins Creed: Valhalla on the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Cyberpunk 2077 which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Call of Duty Warzone where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 21 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition, this is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 866 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 94% better performance. Alternatively 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 52% better and can meet 704 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition is released on 01 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
134 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1425 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
273.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
650 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 7970 release by AMD. See its page for more information.
Changes include a boost in the core-clock from 925MHz to 1050MHz and in the memory clock from 5500GHz to 5700GHz. A tweaked cooling system and other changes were also made.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.


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Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
45%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 99%
Call of Duty Warzone 21% 45%
Valorant 95% 86%
Grand Theft Auto VI 35% 121%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 11% 99%
Minecraft: Dungeons 34% 53%
Doom Eternal 48% 48%
Maneater 50% 25%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 44% 40%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 35% 35%
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