10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.
Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.
Lets look at the Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 248 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.
The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition shows us that Star Citizen is predicted to get a playable result of 34 FPS, and then we are seeing Forza Horizon 5 predicted to return a playable 41 FPS while another game on our list is the Far Cry 6 which is predicted to get 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.
Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Forza Horizon 5 on the Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition and predict it will get a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 82FPS, M: 64FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Far Cry 6 which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 0 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Star Citizen where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 26 FPS. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.How many years will the Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition 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 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition?
A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 6990 Gigabyte 4GB Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
which meets 633 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 50% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, as it can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 24% increased graphics performance.