HD 7970 GHZ EDITION with Core i7-2700K benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

At 1440p, HD 7970 GHZ EDITION can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the HD 7970 GHZ EDITION is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between HD 7970 GHZ EDITION and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 7970 GHZ EDITION and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the HD 7970 GHZ EDITION can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Price $ 369 3/5 Good
Year 2012 1/5 Weak
Series HD 7970 GHZ EDITION
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 2/5 Acceptable
Max Fan Noise 63dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 650W 1/5 Weak
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz ($199.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 87 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 60 FPS 4/5 Very Good
Average 4K Performance 0 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 3 GB 3/5 Good
Overall Combination Score 64/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 Bioshock Infinite
77 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
47 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
64 FPS
2013 GRID 2
96 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
65 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
54 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
91 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
43 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
59 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
97 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
102 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
57 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
140 FPS
2011 Portal 2
220 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
87 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
129 FPS
2010 Civilization V
87 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
65 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
108 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
59 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2013 Bioshock Infinite
49 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
32 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
43 FPS
2013 GRID 2
70 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
45 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
35 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
68 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
45 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
61 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
30 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
66 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
59 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
107 FPS
2011 Portal 2
150 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
86 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
31 FPS
2010 Civilization V
62 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
42 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
80 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
39 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second

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HD 7970 GHZ EDITION Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC386
Length10.8 inches 274 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP300 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1050 MHz
GPU Clock1000 MHz
Memory Clock1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationSouthern Islands (HD 7900)
Launch Price499 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateJun 22nd, 2012

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.5
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.77

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 1.0
Die Size352 mm²
GPU NameTahiti
GPU VariantTahiti XT2 (215-0821065)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors4,313 million

Memory

Bandwidth288.0 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

Compute Units32
ROPs32
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,301 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance1,075 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate33.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate134.4 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition card we tested is virtually identical to the original 7970, save for its newer firmware. Retail-ready cards, however, will be customized by AMD's board parters and ...
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition ships with about 13.5% higher GPU and 9% higher memory clock speeds, it gets its "GHz Edition" brand extension from its ≥1 GHz GPU clock speed. Radeon HD 7870 and Radeon HD 7770 are the other GHz Edition SKUs from AMD.
At £420 (0) the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is being aimed squarely at the Nvidia GTX 680, and in practically all of our benchmarks it has the edge over the green team's card.
The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is the Texan company's counter-offer to gamers in light of the slight lead Nvidia managed with the GTX 680. And to be fair, it's come up with quite an ...
AMD has achieved its goal: the HD 7970 GHz Edition is the fastest single-GPU graphics card in the world. Thanks to the 125 MHz higher GPU clock, than that of the regular HD 7970, the card beats NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 by about 2% averaged over all our benchmarks and resolutions.
The end result is the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, an update to the original with a faster GPU, higher-clocked memory, and a new PowerTune with Boost feature that dynamically adjusts the GPU ...
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition We start off by testing both cards at 1050 and 925 MHz. Since our samples are completely stable at those frequencies, we didn’t have to touch the PowerTune slider at all.
As far as performance and functionality goes, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (7970GE) is a rather straightforward upgrade to the existing Radeon HD 7970.
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was a high-end graphics card by AMD, launched in June 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Tahiti graphics processor, in its Tahiti XT2 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.
AMD's tweaks to its original design help supercharge the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, but if you can live with slightly less speed, there are more compelling options to be found.
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition isn’t quite fast enough to outright win, but it is unquestionably fast enough to tie the GeForce GTX 680 as the fastest single-GPU video card in the world today.
AMD will be shipping the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in the next couple of weeks, at roughly 9—0 cheaper than the original and in the same price ballpark as the GTX 680.
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition gets is mojo from two main things, faster base GPU and memory clocks and the addition of a new feature—AMD PowerTune Technology with Boost.
Whereas the standard Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards feature a core clock of 925MHz and a memory frequency of 1375MHz, the GHz Edition has been bumped to 1000MHz/1500MHz.