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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC 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. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How well will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 337 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition shows us that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a playable result of 31 FPS, and then we are seeing Planet Zoo returning a playable 26 FPS while another game on our list is the Red Dead Redemption 2 which is getting 31 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

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 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition ran Planet Zoo to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 51 FPS, Medium: 40 FPS, High: 27 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. Another game tested was Red Dead Redemption 2, L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which returned L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 86% better and can meet 899 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC 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 37% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
43 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition is released on 01 Oct 2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
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
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
600 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The new features include a core-clock raise from 1000MHz to 1050MHz (and 1100MHz in Turbo Mode) while the operating memory clock remains the same. A new cooling system with a triple fan was installed which should keep Radeon HD 7970's temperatures low under extreme loading while producing less noise.
The performance boost is around 3% when compared to standard Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.


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Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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41%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 90%
Red Dead Redemption 2 21% 39%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 39%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 15% 90%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 90%
Halo: Reach 81% 56%
Borderlands 3 11% 46%
Death Stranding 15% 90%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 39%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
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I'm getting this gpu next week and i wanna know if my cpu will bottleneck it and how far can i oc it :/ my current r9 380 went up to 1110mhz on core clock and 1600 on memory clock

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2019
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$329.00
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mate its not worth getting hd7970 since your gpu is just about 10% slower

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its because of the memory i need 3gigs and im actualy geting the 7970 for 30dollars less than what i got for selling the 380 and i can push the clock to 1.2ghz but all i need to know is is my cpu will bottleneck it or not

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2019
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yes im afraid it will it bottleneck even your corrent gpu in cpu tensive games i wouldnt go higher then what you allready have

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2007
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2008
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4 GB

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try to buy upcoming r9 490X.a big upgrade for you

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2012
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32 GB

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the memory on this gpu overclocks really well but the voltage on the core is locked so it doesn't overclock well.
I got the memory up to 1670MHz.

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