Radeon_HD_7970_GigaByte_SOC_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 345 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition graphics card is returning a playable performance on The Outer Worlds at 1080p of 41 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 20 which we saw got strong frame rates of 106 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Red Dead Redemption 2, which was getting 29 FPS under tests.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition at 1440p with The Outer Worlds, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 83 FPS, Medium: 65 FPS, High: 44 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. We then checked out FIFA 20 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 181FPS, M: 151FPS, H: 111FPS, U: 81FPS. And another popular game was Red Dead Redemption 2 that returned L: 58FPS, M: 46FPS, H: 31FPS, U: 22FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is a solid choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition in your PC? This Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 87% better performance and can run 900 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 40% better performance and can run 692 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is released on 01 Jun 2012

Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
138 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 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
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
264GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1080 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
650 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
On this version the core-clock was raised from 925MHz to 1080MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 8.5% 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 GigaByte SOC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 19% 42%
Death Stranding 12% 95%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 95%
Need For Speed Heat 20% 42%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 95%
Planet Zoo 24% 53%
Diablo 4 3% 95%
Borderlands 3 8% 50%
FIFA 20 45% 24%
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Could my cpu (overclocked) handle this card??

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you'd have to oc about 15% which should be easily feasible

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I doubt you will be able to overclock to a point where no bottleneck will be a concern(about 5GHz)unless having really beefed up coolers, you could try out HD7870LE(tahiti) that way you would put less stress on your cpu and less chance frying it . a stock i5 is considerably more powerful than an fx-4000 series but still a bottleneck

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that card looks absolutely massive 0_0

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It doesn't just look massive, it is massive powerful too :)

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