Radeon_HD_7970_OC_Sapphire_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition run games
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire 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 11.

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

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? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

FPS System Benchmark
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The Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition is released on the 01 Mar 2012
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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
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
950 MHz
Power
Max Power
230 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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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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I have 800W SMPS which is foxin brand.
Processor: AMD athlon II x2
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P33
RAM: 4GB
Graphic Card: Sapphire HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 OC with Boost
Hard Disk: WD 1TB and WD 500GB
So, my psu is enough or not?
Please help me

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psu is big enough but cpu is going to be big bottleneck here along with 4gb of ram

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Can I crossfire this card with mine?

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You can't do that with an Nvidia card unless it is also an Nvidia card. Unless your GPU is also an AMD card with SLI/Crossfire capabilities then you can crossfire it.

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Is my CPU (It's overclocked to 4.2 GHz) going to bottleneck this card?

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How big of a power supply do you think someone would need to crossfire two of these along with a 125w CPU?

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600-650W 80PLUS.

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nope 850w minimum

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I have been using this card for around 6 months now. I haven't OC'd it and wish for guidance to taking full advantage of my card. Should I use the AMD CCC, Sapphire Trixxx, MSI Afterburner something else? What levels do I shoot for? Thanks!

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use catalyst and put the fan to manual on 90-100%, and shoot for what your catalyst let you pull.

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I have 500 psu but what about the Amps? where should i check?

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I just Feuking Love This Card!!!!

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erm, it says recommended psu is 230w, that kinda needs to be fixed

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I think it's the wrong way, 500w and 40a for psu and it consumes 230w

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It's now corrected, thanks for spotting it!

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s'okay

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which power supply should i buy for this graphics card

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With your CPU, something like 650W good brand PSU ;)

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thanks for answering me :)

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This is already on my shopping list, great matchup with my main RIG :)

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I have better :=) Buy this one what i have and price and performance are better:=)

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nooooooooooooooo way. this radeon is a tinie better than your, in overall gaming performance :)

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LOL, I'm sorry Hanno, but look at my current GFX, It's another one, far better than yours ;)

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How i know you have realy this card?:D Like how you know i have this card what i have now:=))))

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You can ask Mazasrb, or amekdala, I thought I was gonna buy that, but instead I bought this.

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