Radeon_HD_7970_GHz_HIS_IceQ_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB 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. Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition 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 257 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition shows us that Fortnite: Chapter 2 is getting a good result of 72 FPS, and then we are seeing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare returning a playable 29 FPS while another game on our list is the Halo: Reach which is getting 111 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 57 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. We then checked the performance on Halo: Reach to see if that runs well. It was strong with a 84 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition 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 HIS IceQ 3GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 91% more powerful and can run 882 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 752 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 50% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
40 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is released on 01 Aug 2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
134 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1050 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
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Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The new features include a new cooling system called IceQ which is 15dB quieter than the reference cooler, according to HIS.
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 HIS IceQ 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 80% 55%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 96%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 47% 12%
Red Dead Redemption 2 19% 43%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23% 43%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 96%
Doom Eternal 31% 23%
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 118%
FIFA 20 45% 24%
Need For Speed Heat 20% 43%
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Would a 600 watt cosair psu be good for this and the amd fx 8350??

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Yes it will suffice for your setup. Corsair generally sells solid units (SeaSonic).

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Thanks for the quick reply =)

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Anytime!

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