10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.
Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.
How well will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 240.
A Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Battlefield 2042 on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Far Cry 6 which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Star Citizen is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 31 FPS.
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 XFX Double D Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Battlefield 2042 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked the performance on Far Cry 6 to see if that runs well. It was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition running at 1440p is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition 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 XFX Double D Edition?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
which is 50% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 725 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz XFX Double D Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which is 20% more powerful and can run 304 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.