AMD Radeon HD 7970 X2: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7970 X2

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7970 X2 sales 31 August 2012 at a recommended price of $899. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 264.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 292 mm. 3 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 500 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.81 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7970 X2's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
New Zealand
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
31 August 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$899
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7970 X2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7970 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
Core clock speed
925 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,313 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
500 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
118.4
 
Floating-point performance
2x 3,789 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7970 X2's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
292 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
3x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7970 X2: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
5500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
264.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7970 X2. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7970 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7970 X2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.81

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7970 X2 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7970 X2 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7970 X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 649 positions in our rating.

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