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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed 975 Mhz 850 Mhz
Boost Clock 1185 Mhz -
Architecture Turing 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 1375 MHz 1200 MHz
Memory Bus 192 Bit 512 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 264GB/sec 307.2GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 1920 2560
Technology 12nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 65 Watts 200 Watts
Recommended PSU - -

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor - Core i7-3940XM 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM 16 GB 8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution 2560x1440 1920x1080

GPU Recommended Hardware

Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q Performance Review

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 742 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q can run Back 4 Blood at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 156 FPS, Medium: 123 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a strong 91 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 GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q ran Back 4 Blood to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 119 FPS, Medium: 94 FPS, High: 63 FPS and Ultra: 45 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 183FPS, M: 144FPS, H: 97FPS, U: 69FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 119FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 63FPS, U: 45FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 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 25% 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.