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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
25 Mar 2020 - 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 2020 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 178 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 Star Citizen at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Ori and the Will of the Wisps returns a playable 34 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 researched Star Citizen and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We added Ori and the Will of the Wisps to our tests and saw it was playable with a 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Cyberpunk 2077 leading us to predict 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB 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 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? We think this Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

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 872 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 50% better performance and can run 726 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
40 FPS
High
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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB
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
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
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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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8.7
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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
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
49%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 35% 37%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 35% 32%
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