10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.
Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.
Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 205 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.
Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Far Cry 6 getting 0 FPS with the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition, Forza Horizon 5 getting 14 FPS and Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.
We move on to 1440p, and tested Far Cry 6 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Forza Horizon 5 running on Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition which gets L: 28FPS, M: 22FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition PC gaming is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition in your PC?
We think this Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition?
Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 7970 MSI OC Edition? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
, as it can run 616 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 58% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which has 31% better performance and can run 309 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.