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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed 850 Mhz 850 Mhz
Boost Clock 900 Mhz -
Architecture GCN 1.1 Neptune XT (x2) GCN 1.0 Wimbledon XT (x2)
Release Date - -
Notebook GPU Yes Yes

Resolution Performance

1920x1080
2560x1440
3840x2160

GPU Memory

Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Memory Speed 1200 MHz 1200 MHz
Memory Bus 512 Bit 512 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 307.2GB/sec 307.2GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 2560 2560
Technology 28nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH) 2560x1600 4096x2160
VGA Connections - -
DVI Connections - -
HDMI Connections - -
DisplayPort Connections - -

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 200 Watts 200 Watts
Recommended PSU - -

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor Core i7-3940XM 4-Core 3.0GHz Core i7-3940XM 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM 12 GB 8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080

GPU Recommended Hardware

Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire Performance Review

The Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 238.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is running Resident Evil 8 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Star Citizen which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 31 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Days Gone, which is running at 31 frames per second.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Resident Evil 8 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Star Citizen to our research and predict it will be weak with a 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Days Gone which got 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, this is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q which meets 810 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 92% better performance.

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire Performance Review

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 187 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire can run Resident Evil 8 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a good 62 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire ran Resident Evil 8 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 124FPS, M: 98FPS, H: 66FPS, U: 47FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire running at 1440p is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. This PC hardware upgrade performs 111% better and can run 810 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.