Radeon_HD_7970_Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 558 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting 47 FPS with the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire, Need For Speed Heat getting 47 FPS and Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 47 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 94 FPS, Medium: 74 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. We added Need For Speed Heat to our tests and saw it was playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Red Dead Redemption 2 which got 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 43% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB as this is better than 858 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is released on 01 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
237 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4096
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
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
528GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
460 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 7970 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 7970 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 64% better than a single Radeon HD 7970 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon HD 7970. Expect this combination to draw up to 600 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 39% 7%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 80% 46%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42% 7%
Halo: Reach 85% 66%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 34% 46%
Cyberpunk 2077 34% 46%
Borderlands 3 31% 13%
FIFA 20 59% 43%
Death Stranding 34% 46%
Need For Speed Heat 40% 7%
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bought 2 xfx r7970 for 150 euro's is this a good deal ? and will these cards still perform good in 2016 ?

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Can my PSU handle two of those?

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Yes there shouldn't be problems about that.

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Tnx. :)

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this setup is pretty much overkill for 1080p. it can play any games on 1440p.

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Still better! :)

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Greedy, wow.. haha what a super rig!

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Thanks mate! :-D

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wow! i want another ONE!!!! :D

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