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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 345 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Borderlands 3 with 22 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which returns a playable 31 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Red Dead Redemption 2 which we saw getting a playable 31 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Borderlands 3 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 43 FPS, Medium: 34 FPS, High: 23 FPS and Ultra: 16 FPS. Next we have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare running on Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition which gets L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Red Dead Redemption 2 gets L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB 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 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 83% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 685 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 37% increased graphics performance.
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The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition is released on 01 Aug 2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
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Processing Units
2048
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Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
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SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
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Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
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2
HDMI Connection
1
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Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 6GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
It comes with 2 modes: a default core-clock of 1000MHz that goes up to 1050MHz in Turbo or a default core-clock of 1050MHz that goes up to 1100MHz. It also features a new cooling system with 2 huge fans. The memory clock will also be raised to 1600MHz, if using the highest option (lethal Turbo mode).
Using the most significant Turbo Mode, the performance is around 3% superior than standard Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and the 6GB frame buffer is useless.


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Red Dead Redemption 2 21% 39%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 39%
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Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 90%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 90%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 39%
Planet Zoo 26% 49%
Diablo 4 6% 90%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
Borderlands 3 11% 46%
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2x8 pin connectors right?
planning a new build.. this or the r9 280x vapor-x…

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Hmm should i buy this instead of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Matrix Platinum Edition hmm that's something for me to think about :)

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I would rather go for Matrix since its quality is unmatched.

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this is 8% better than gtx680
gtx 690 is 28% better than this according to performance calculator

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Hmmm…
Does this card beat mine? 6GB is a lot of GDDR5, but you don't wholly need it…

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they are about the same.Your's has higher memodry clock and bandwith

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im getting this tomorrow woooohoo im excited :)

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Lucky you! have fun with this Monster and send me your old 6970 :D

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Nah, you have great card :-D

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that 7850 is what I really wanted but I'm so broke.. :(

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nah i didnt get it cosi sore the loudness when only a 45 percent load and its loud so i tryed to look at the 7970 matrix edition asus card but i decided to wait it out and save my money :p as each gen card is only 10 15 percent faster then is preedacesser sorry for bad spelling mistakes im typeing on my galaxy s3 :)

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I suggest you wait for the 8000 series! I think it's worth the wait :D

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i also have this rig

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What happpened to your 4way SLI GTX 690.Aren't you downgraded your PC ?

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Maybe he's faking it ?
I mean why get 32GB RAM xD

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Hmm people that has money love to reach the limits of their mobos. :D

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Then why did he change his 4way SLI GTX 690 for 2 of these ones :/

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GD doesn't show whether you have 2 cards or 4 cards, but anyway 4 GTX 690 are better than 4 7970 VaporX's.Don't know…

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It does show when you have 2 cards, it says x2 in the end :D

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Yeah but it can't show if you have 4 cards. xD

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Because getting 4 cards is too much ? O:

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i had 4 cards but i only get power of 2 gtx 690.So i brought this card.This is also cheap.It offers more better performance than 2 GTX 690 and I had 64GB RAM not 32GB

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This also supports quad crossfire quad means four cards

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Why so retarded and get 64GB Ram, dear god. You don't even use 12GB..

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Not appropriate, your opinion does not require insults to be voiced.

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Retarded for me is no insult, but whatever, YES SIR!
I apologize.

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i hate people, who just fake their pc.. be a man, and put your pentium III on here, not your dream pc.

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That's what I mean, I'm not faking mine though, I got help from the GD'ers themselves, they suggested my whole rig x)

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We can convict someone his rig is fake if components are released ;)
I helped Josh to make this build, Alt helped him a little too :D

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okay. the rig he runs seems to be a real badass :D. i bet it runs gta IV on giga-mega-ultra-high ? :D with a quadrillion screens connected on 20000x100000 ? :D

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Negative sir.

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*can't convict (damn!)
WooW now you are exaggerating :D

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believe it or not Josh

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shaji221.. no-one in here is believing, that you have this rig.. it's not normal, that you always buy the best stuff that comes on the market.. always a better thing is released, you buy it.. lol ? and if you have it.. your daddy must be a rich-ass oil businessman, or the president of america. but i still wont believe that you have this rig.. i think you're just using an old pentium III 1,0ghz which barely opens GD Website… and 32mb ram etc.etc.

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This surely is a dream GFX and I even got 2 of them cause Mazdasrb is the best at helping you build a computer :)

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You have good rig:=)and how you like your new one?

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It's beast, I built it myself, this rig is gonna last for a couple of years :)

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't I the one who primarily helped you configure your rig, including my recommendation of this card? :D

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It was mazdasrb, me and him did talk before me and you did, on the Radeon HD 6850 comment page, and then you came and helped me even more with really stron suggestions. :)
Thanks to both of you, I have this beasty rig!

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Oh, you are from Portugal…Did not know this was already being shipped here! :-)

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It was seriously hard to find the parts for this computer, altough I had help from some friends, they ordered parts from Germany and Spain :)

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Oh, awesome! Putting this GPU on SLI is really nice :D

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Yep, Bartolomeu is right.It's hard to find that monster parts though.We're always there to back up each other :D

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So awesome, The day after I built this, I couldn't stop smiling, my smile was frozen, THANK YOU ALL GD'ers! &#603

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You are welcome anytime,that's why we are here. We love you too! :)

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