Radeon_HD_7970M_Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. 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 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 Halo: Reach at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 272 FPS, Medium: 214 FPS, High: 144 FPS and Ultra: 103 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare returns a weak 24 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 Halo: Reach to a good performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 207 FPS, Medium: 163 FPS, High: 110 FPS and Ultra: 79 FPS. Another game tested was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, which returned L: 97FPS, M: 76FPS, H: 51FPS, U: 37FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire running at 1440p is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

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? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, which is 137% more powerful and can run 981 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 47% better and can meet 534 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
33 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is released on 01 May 2012

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Wimbledon XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
136 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
54 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560 (x2)
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
307.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Power
Max Power
200 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 7970M put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 7970M to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to twice as better as a single Radeon HD 7970M performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon HD 7970M.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 53%
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 110%
Doom Eternal 26% 31%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 17% 53%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 43% 6%
Halo: Reach 79% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 110%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 71% 110%
Grand Theft Auto VI 43% 134%
Need For Speed Heat 14% 53%
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will the i7-3630qm bottleneck it?

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it's 2000 dollars :/

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yeah, for 2000 bux you can get i7-4960x and 2x sli 980 :P and there is no way he manged to oc his cpu and gpu 40%, lol its just an overpriced and overated xD

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