10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB 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.
Game performance for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2023. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 223 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.
The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 22 returning a good 66 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Citizen which is predicted to get 29 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.
One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at FIFA 22 and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 133 FPS, Medium: 105 FPS, High: 70 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Citizen to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB running at 1440p is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB 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 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB?
A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
, which has 55% better performance and can run 716 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which has 24% better performance and can run 300 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.