Radeon_HD_7970_PowerColor_LCS_3GB_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition

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3.2
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 91% better performance and can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB as this is better than 797 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 56% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition is released on 01 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
134 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star empty star
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
650 Watt & 42 Amps
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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8.6
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4.9
Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB 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 1050MHz and in the memory clock from 5500GHz to 5700GHz. A tweaked cooling system and other changes were also made.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.


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Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
53%
RAM
11GB
0%
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VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 99%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 11% 99%
Hyper Scape 34% 35%
Valorant 95% 86%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 18% 45%
Far Cry 6 35% 121%
Grand Theft Auto VI 35% 115%
Death Stranding 13% 53%
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris 21% 105%
Doom Eternal 48% 48%
Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor LCS 3GB Edition Extras
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