Radeon_HD_7970_DirectCU_II_TOP_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 95% more powerful and can run 853 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 59% better and can meet 790 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition is released on 01 Feb 2012

Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 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
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
268.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
3
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
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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10
8.5
6.3
4.8
Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 7970 release by AMD. See its page for more information.
Changes include a boost in the core-clock from 925MHz to 1000MHz and in the memory clock from 5500GHz to 5600MHz. A new cooling system, called DirectCU II that is 20% cooler and 14dB quieter with exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution, according to Asus is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 4,5% 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 DirectCU II TOP Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
56%
RAM
11GB
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Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Edition Extras
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