Radeon_HD_7970_PCS+_VORTEXII_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition

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3.1
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII 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 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition 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. The Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 314 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Ultra - 29 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Borderlands 3 which is 19 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Red Dead Redemption 2 performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 29 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. Next we looked at Borderlands 3 which was weak with a 14 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 22. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition in your PC? This Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII 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 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 91% better performance and can run 899 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 40% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 672 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is released on 01 Apr 2012

Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
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
1425 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
273.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 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
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
On this version the central unit was raised from 925MHz to 1100MHz and the operating memory clock from 1375MHz to 1425MHz, though the latter will not yield any extra performance. It also features the PCS-Professional Cooling System and the Vortex II – The Whirlwind Technology.
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.


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Radeon HD 7970 PCS+ VORTEXII 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%
Red Dead Redemption 2 19% 42%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23% 42%
Borderlands 3 8% 50%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 95%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 95%
FIFA 20 45% 24%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 59% 64%
eFootball PES 2020 31% 3%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 35%
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This card still rocks, I am still using it and haven't given me any problems yet. Just download the latest driver.

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amazing card :D

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CPU (30% overclock)

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ugly IMO, still powerful though.

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