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
AMD Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Lets look at the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 240.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Forza Horizon 5 predicted to return a playable 40 FPS while another game on our list is the Battlefield 2042 which is predicted to get 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 80 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 42 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. We added Battlefield 2042 to our research and predict it will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased 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? This Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB 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 PowerColor LCS 3GB 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 52% better and can meet 633 of their recommended requirements. 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 26% better and can run 312 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition was released on 01 Jan 2012
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
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
2.4
Approved

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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