Radeon_HD_7970_GHz_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

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3.2
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz 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.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 88% better and can meet 855 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB which is 54% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 800 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
40 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was released on 22 Jun 2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
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
$499.00
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
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
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 GHz Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is a High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti XT2 which has 32 Compute Units activated and thus offers 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1500MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition competes with GeForce GTX 680 and is essentially a Higher Clocked Radeon HD 7970 with the addition of The Boost Clock.
It proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680 at resolutions up to 1920x1080 but takes further lead beyond that.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
51%
RAM
11GB
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Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 112%
Death Stranding 14% 51%
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