Radeon_HD_7970_VTX3D_X_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 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 terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 314 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition graphics card is returning a strong performance on FIFA 20 at 1080p of 104 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Borderlands 3 which we saw got weak frame rates of 18 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Halo: Reach, which was getting 109 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at FIFA 20 where it was good. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 178 FPS, Medium: 149 FPS, High: 109 FPS and Ultra: 79 FPS. We added Borderlands 3 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Halo: Reach which got 83 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition, this is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 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 VTX3D X 3GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 900 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 94% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 43% better performance and can run 674 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition was released on 09 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 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
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
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 VTX3D X 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 7970, created by VTX3D.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1050MHz, instead of 925MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1375MHz to 1425MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
VTX3D Dual Fan Cooling Solution.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 7% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon HD 7970.


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Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 80% 54%
Red Dead Redemption 2 17% 45%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21% 45%
Borderlands 3 7% 53%
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 99%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 99%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 58% 67%
FIFA 20 44% 23%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 34%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 99%
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