Radeon_HD_7970_HIS_IceQ_X²_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² 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 HIS IceQ X² Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. The Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 264 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Planet Zoo on Ultra - 17 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Need For Speed Heat which is 23 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Death Stranding is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 0 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition ran Planet Zoo to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 33 FPS, Medium: 26 FPS, High: 18 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. Another game tested was Need For Speed Heat, L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Death Stranding, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition in your PC? This Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² 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 HIS IceQ X² Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 108% more powerful and can run 899 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 683 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 53% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition is released on 01 May 2012

Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
118 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 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
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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8.3
6.2
4.7
Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition is a special edition of high-end Radeon HD 7970 (not GHz edition).
This GPU features a new cooling system which is much more quiet and efficient than the one that comes with the reference card but no overclocking out of the box and so its gaming performance is on level with reference Radeon HD 7970.


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Radeon HD 7970 HIS IceQ X² Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
58%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 113%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 55%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16% 55%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 113%
Cyberpunk 2077 4% 113%
Halo: Reach 78% 51%
Borderlands 3 0% 64%
Death Stranding 4% 113%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 55%
FIFA 20 40% 17%
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