10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.
DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.
What FPS performance can the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 250 games in todays list.
Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Days Gone with 31 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Battlefield 2042 which returns a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Back 4 Blood which we saw getting a weak 22 FPS.
Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Days Gone to see how the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. Next we looked at Battlefield 2042 which was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Back 4 Blood that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 16. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition we get the impression that it is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC 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 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition?
If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 46% better and can run 616 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz WindForce 3X OC Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which is 20% more powerful and can run 309 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.