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AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition run games
AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 216 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that FIFA 22 will get 63 FPS with the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition, Battlefield 2042 predicted to get 0 FPS and Resident Evil 8 getting 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched FIFA 22 and predict it will be reasonable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 126 FPS, Medium: 99 FPS, High: 67 FPS and Ultra: 48 FPS. We added Battlefield 2042 to our research and predict it will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Resident Evil 8 which got 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire 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 OC Sapphire Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 58% better and can run 633 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. 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 31% better and can run 312 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition was released on 01 Mar 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
122 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 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
950 MHz
Power
Max Power
230 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 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
2.1
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Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
The new features include increases in the core and memory clocks that went from 925MHz to 950MHz and from 1375MHz to 1425MHz, respectively. However, Sapphire claims that the user can OC it even more at home to a core-clock of 1000MHz and a memory-clock of 1450MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% 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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