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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 278 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition graphics card is returning a good performance on FIFA 22 at 1080p of 75 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Dying Light 2 which we predict will get weak frame rates of 11 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to get 1 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition by playing FIFA 22 which yielded a reasonable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 150FPS, M: 118FPS, H: 80FPS, U: 57FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Dying Light 2 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 8 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition, this is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 616 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 32% better performance as well. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 961 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 92% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
52 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition was released on 05 Mar 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
147 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
37 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1500MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
4
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1070 MHz
Boost Clock
1150 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 46 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
27
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Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1070MHz, instead of 1000MHz, while the Boost Achieves 1150MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there's a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.

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