Radeon_HD_7970_OC_GigaByte_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 98% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 856 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 62% better and can meet 794 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is released on 12 Jan 2012

Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 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
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
264GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
230 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 40 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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10
8.4
6.3
4.8
Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
The only different we found was the slightly raised core-clock which went from 925MHz to 1000MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.


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Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
59%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 107%
Hyper Scape 31% 41%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 7% 107%
Far Cry 6 41% 130%
Death Stranding 9% 59%
Watch Dogs Legion 44% 59%
Valorant 94% 85%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 41%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41% 124%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 22% 51%
Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition Extras
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