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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 313 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB can run FIFA 20 at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 238 FPS, Medium: 198 FPS, High: 145 FPS and Ultra: 106 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that The Outer Worlds returns a playable 41 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at FIFA 20 where it was strong. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 181 FPS, Medium: 151 FPS, High: 111 FPS and Ultra: 81 FPS. We added The Outer Worlds to our tests and saw it was playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which got 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB 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 3GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 898 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 91% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 41% better performance and can run 671 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB is released on 01 Aug 2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
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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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 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 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The new features include a new cooling system called Vapor-X was installed which should keep Radeon HD 7970's temperatures low under extreme loading.
There is no overclocking out of the box and so the performance is on level with the reference card.


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Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 19% 43%
Halo: Reach 80% 55%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23% 43%
Borderlands 3 8% 51%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 96%
FIFA 20 45% 24%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 96%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 59% 64%
eFootball PES 2020 31% 3%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 35%
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2017
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Can I crossfire this card with mine?

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2014
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This CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K , will bottleneck this GPU ?

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2018
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I heard that this card can only run 4K at 30hz, is this real? Or can I use HDMI and DP together to get 4K 60hz as the card sees the 4K monitor as 2 monitors?

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2013
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if my cpu bottlenecks this GPU, what's the CPU needed to deal smoothly with this Radeon??

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2014
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Your CPU will bottleneck rhis GPU. You need at least a quad core. Also it will be nice to upgrade to 8 GB of ram if you can. For CPU I recommend i5(quad ones) since you already have an intel mobo. Also you will need a strong PSU that has at least one 6 pin and one 8 pin connector and can give at least 450-500W on the 12V rail so it should have at least 550 or 600W total.

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thanks for the advice man :)

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Will this gpu be bottlenecked by a fx 8350 processor??

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2018
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no…

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2012
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Look at my rigs bro..it'll be a beast with 8350..:)..!!

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Hey guys, would this be a good upgrade for my rig? I know I'm gonna get a 7970 because of their free games promotion going on right now, but I'm just not sure which 7970 to get. This one seems like the best for the price, what do you guys think?

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2012
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Will my cpu bottleneck 2 Vapor-X HD 7970 3GB in crossfire?

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2011
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Yes, try get a i7 3770k or FX 8150/8300/8350, or any other high end cpu

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Noo! It won't man

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No it won't, that cpu can't bottlneck any card.

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your cpu can't bottleneck because your cpu is very capable to handling hd 7970 on cross fire.

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No it won't. I'd reccomend the lightning version of the card.

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i'm planing on building a rig for a friend…wich card should i chose?…this or gtx 680 lightning edition…the gd shows that this is 4% better…but this is slightly cheapper

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2011
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8 GB

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Another FAKE RIG

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2010
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yes another fake rig

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2014
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$339.00
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$260.00
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An i7 860 2.8 Ghz is enought for this card?
I was planning to get the 670 amp but I've found this card with a lower price.

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