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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed 1038 Mhz 850 Mhz
Boost Clock 1127 Mhz -
Architecture Maxwell GM204-N16E-GX-A2 GCN 1.0 Wimbledon XT (x2)
Release Date - -
Notebook GPU Yes Yes

Resolution Performance

1920x1080
2560x1440
3840x2160

GPU Memory

Memory 8192 MB 4096 MB
Memory Speed 1253 MHz 1200 MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit 512 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 160.4GB/sec 307.2GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 1536 2560
Technology 28nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 100 Watts 200 Watts
Recommended PSU - -

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor Core i7-4930MX 4-Core 3.0GHz Core i7-3940XM 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM 8 GB 8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080

GPU Recommended Hardware

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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB Performance Review

The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 250 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Battlefield 2042 with 0 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Forza Horizon 5 which returns a weak 8 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Dying Light 2 which we saw getting a weak 1 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Battlefield 2042 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Forza Horizon 5 running on GeForce GTX 980M 8GB which gets L: 16FPS, M: 13FPS, H: 9FPS, U: 6FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Dying Light 2 gets L: 1FPS, M: 1FPS, H: 1FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB running at 1440p is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 980M 8GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980M 8GB? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, as it can run 810 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 85% increased graphics 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.