Radeon_HD_7970_Lightning_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition run games
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 Lightning 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.

DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

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The Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition is released on the 01 Feb 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition
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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
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Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
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Memory Bandwidth
268.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
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0
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2
HDMI Connection
1
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Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1070 MHz
Power
Max Power
230 Watts
PSU
650 Watt & 40 Amps
Power Connector
None
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 Lightning 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 1070MHz and in the memory clock from 5500GHz to 5600GHz. A tweaked cooling system and other changes were also made.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.


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Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Remnant: From the Ashes 34% 34%
Need For Speed Heat 46% 44%
eFootball PES 2020 30% 2%
Marvel's Avengers 11% 97%
Control 2% 44%
FIFA 20 44% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 119%
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can i run it whit my 450 watt thermaltake 33a ??

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Keep in mind that running a 7970 on a 450w psu would throttle the power supply to its maximum 100%. This, in turn, would will lower the expectancy of the power supply. You CAN run it, but you should ABSOLUTELY avoid doing so. You'd be risking hardware damage in the process.

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mine or this ?

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yours is slightly better

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The 7970 is much superior than yours.

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is this card better then gtx770 lightning?

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It's about even in performance on a single monitor.
But on a price/performance scale,this wins.
Pozz iz Hrvatske :D

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ok thanks :), onda idemo na ovu 7970 lightning..POZDRAV HRVATSKOJ :)

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Everywhere i read bout this lightning cards or just in major ati/nvidia cards, everywhere ati/nvidia fan boys fighting which one is better, please grow up already ?!!!

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I don't see anyone fighting, and personally I don't support either Graphics card manufacturers, I just go with the one that suits my situation

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guys, is it faster than the Asus GTX 680 TOP? and faster than the best GTX 680 on the market? i'm so curious because AMD developed so much wi the new drivers (12.7 beta and so)

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But nothing faster than Gtx 690.

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GTX 690 is dual-chip card…it isn't fair to compare it with this one ;)

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GTX 690=2xGTX680
7970=GTX680
2x 7970=GTX 690
as simple as that
problem solved…

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what about the Titan

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Then compare it with GTX 685. GTX 685 is a single gpu but 21% better in performance then this card. Do you agree.

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The 685 doesn't exist yet.

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OK but you can not disagree that GTX 690 lightning edition is powerful then this card. And 685 will soon release I think.

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Of course but you can't compare them. The 690 is dual chip card, it is basically two 680. You would have to compare two of these to a 690 and two of these in CFX would be better.

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Sweet jesus, have mercy…

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Gimme a break my card eats this one for breakfast…. lol
What kind beast is this?

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It is a beast but a kid in front of GTX 690.

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hahahaha

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