Radeon_HD_7970_Lightning_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition

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3.2
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970 Lightning 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 many years will the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 89% more powerful and can run 852 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 55% better and can run 799 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
39 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition is released on 01 Feb 2012

Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
Driver Support
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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
1400 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
268.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1070 MHz
Power
Max Power
230 Watts
PSU
650 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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Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 Lightning 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 1070MHz and in the memory clock from 5500GHz to 5600GHz. A tweaked cooling system and other changes were also made.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% 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 Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
52%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Hyper Scape 34% 34%
Valorant 95% 86%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 119%
Doom Eternal 46% 46%
Death Stranding 13% 52%
F1 2020 80% 64%
Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition Extras
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