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GPU Architecture

Core Speed 1404 Mhz 850 Mhz
Boost Clock 1670 Mhz -
Architecture Pascal P106-400-A1 GCN 1.0 Wimbledon XT (x2)
Release Date - -
Notebook GPU Yes Yes

Resolution Performance

1920x1080
2560x1440
3840x2160

GPU Memory

Memory 6144 MB 4096 MB
Memory Speed 2002 MHz 1200 MHz
Memory Bus 192 Bit 512 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 192.2GB/sec 307.2GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 1280 2560
Technology 16nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH) 7680x4320 4096x2160
VGA Connections - -
DVI Connections - -
HDMI Connections 1 -
DisplayPort Connections 1 -

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 120 Watts 200 Watts
Recommended PSU 400 Watts -

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz 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 1060M Performance Review

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060M is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060M is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1060M graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 464 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 1060M card at 1080p is seeing a strong frame rate when running FIFA 22 on Ultra - 85 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Battlefield 2042 which is 16 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Star Citizen is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 55 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 22 to see how the GeForce GTX 1060M dealt with it. It scored up a good series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 170 FPS, Medium: 134 FPS, High: 90 FPS and Ultra: 64 FPS. Next we looked at Battlefield 2042 which was weak with a 12 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Citizen that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 42. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1060M is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060M in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060M? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 1060M then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q as this is better than 810 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.

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.