10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.
Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.
Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 386 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.
Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 16 frames per second. Comparing this to FIFA 22 which is predicted to get strong results, where it averages 88 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Forza Horizon 5, which is predicted to run at 57 frames per second.
People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 32 FPS, Medium: 25 FPS, High: 17 FPS and Ultra: 12 FPS. We added FIFA 22 to our research and predict it will be good with a 67 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Forza Horizon 5 leading us to predict 43 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire 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 Radeon HD 7970 Crossfire?
A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 71% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which is 63% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 967 games from the most demanding games today.