Radeon_HD_7970_GigaByte_SOC_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition

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3.2
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - 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.

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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 87% better and can run 853 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which has 53% better performance and can run 790 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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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Graphics Card
50%
RAM
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Radeon HD 7970 GigaByte SOC Edition Extras
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