Radeon_HD_7970_Lightning_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition

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3
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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition run games
28 Oct 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? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 821 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 89% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7970 Lightning Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB as this is better than 753 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 54% better performance as well.
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
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
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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8.6
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4.9
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
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0%
Graphics Card
64%
RAM
12GB
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