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AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - 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.

What FPS performance can the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte 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 OC GigaByte Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 296 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is running Need For Speed Heat and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 25 frames per second. Comparing this to Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get weak results, where it averages 0 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Death Stranding, which is predicted to run at 0 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Need For Speed Heat to see how the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 49 FPS, Medium: 39 FPS, High: 26 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. Next we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Death Stranding that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. 1440p Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition PC gaming is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

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? 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 OC GigaByte Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 98% more powerful and can run 897 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 48% better performance and can run 685 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is released on 12 Jan 2012

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
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2048
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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
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1
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1
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Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
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230 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 40 Amps
Power Connector
None
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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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
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 14% 51%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18% 51%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 72% 107%
Death Stranding 7% 107%
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 107%
Need For Speed Heat 16% 51%
Planet Zoo 20% 62%
Diablo 4 3% 107%
FIFA 20 42% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 107%
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Can I crossfire this GPU with mine?

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No it must be the same GPU or the rebranded 280X

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Safe clock speeds if I want to overclock?

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Why should you overclock it, btw you sure that there is no bottlenecking ? Cuz i want to get gtx 760 dcu2oc with i5-2300 2.8 cpu :)

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There will be no bottleneck there bro :)
Trust me, The quad core i5's are strong cpu's. I never had any problems with mine so far.
Enjoy your gtx 760 :D

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Ok thne, thanks :)

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Just make sure your psu can handle that card.

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It should, it's 620W seasonic, and thanks :)

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Would you prefer this or Asus Direct CUII Note that price is not a problem, Asus is about $25 more expensive but don't count money as a factor in comparing these two.

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Yes, Over that Asus because those things take up three slots compared to the normal two.

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i love this gpu so much !!! if price drops under 300 euros, ill be another one,i think 7970's crossfire would be freakin nice !!!

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Pffft! Mine is only 158% worse.

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I'm torn I finally scraped enough cash together i don't know whether to buy this or GTX 670!!!

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easy choice, go for this, is slightly faster than the GTX in every single game :)

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Thanks for the input! nice HD 6870 btw, I have a crappy vanilla card :D that does surprisingly oc well.:P

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well till now I haven't tried OC, but when i feel my card doesn't perform well, I gonna get into it.
what clocks did you reach between?:)

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1000mhz/1100mhz anymore of either would cause artifacting stock volts

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well after a few tries i can say that my card is not that good in oc:))
driver crashes after 1000/1200… i dont mess with the voltages

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Yeah don't oc the memory much the 6xxx don't like to raise their memory clocks but for the core clock 960 MHz seems to be the avg oc

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buy this… i used it myself and this beast never let me down…
also don't forget you'll get FREE Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, and FarCry3-Blood dragon with it* http://blogs.amd.com/play/2013/04/11/fc3bd-nsr/
check ur seller for the free game voucher though, coz not available in all area…

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Even Blood Dragon? :O
Do you think I get it too? Already received Bioshock and Crysis 3 :D

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the blood dragon one is backdated to 1'st of april if i'm not mistaken… check the link above for more details..

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It says 'Great news! FarCry® 3 Blood Dragon is FREE for anyone that’s already redeemed a #NeverSettle Reloaded code' :D

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if the 670 is cheaper, go for that, otherwise go for the 7970

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Did some overclocking with this baby ;)
I used AMD OverDrive (available in Catalyst Control Center) to overclock and the latest 3DMark (more precisely the Fire Strike Extreme benchmark) to benchmark and test the stability.
Stock clocks (1000/1375 [5500 effective]):<br />Score: 3258<br />Overclocked (1075/1605 [6420 effective]):<br />Score: 3511<br />Also note that the new memory bandwidth is about 308.2 GB/s :D

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what was ur old GPU?

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Asus HD6970 DirectCU II :)

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you could push the core clock till 1200 mhz easy :)

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Not without touching the voltages :D

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iS VOLTAGE OVERCLOCKING SAFE?

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Nope, it's never safe to touch any components stock voltage ;)

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Thank God I have never tried that.

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This Or Gigabyte geforce gtx 670 3x Windforce edition??

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Better if you take this.

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Both are good, this is little better, gtx670 is smaller card and is little more power efficient

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Hello, as this card was released a year ago i would like to know, in the opinion of the community, how future proof is it?

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It will be beast 2 years and will hold for 4 years without problem

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Wow, that's nice,good to know that as i'm planning to upgrade to this GPU (with another CPU of course). Thank you for the quick answer Zilican.

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How much overclock is done if I changed to 1125/1600?

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math problem?

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Percentage. Est. 30%?

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Lets say its 15% if I add faster memory

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125/1000 x 100 + 225/1325 x 100= 28.86363636, Est. 30%.

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You cant calculate it that way

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Then may I ask how to?

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You cant mix core and memory clocks together

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