Radeon_HD_8970M_Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 8970M 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 249 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 31 FPS with the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting 31 FPS and Microsoft Flight Simulator predicted to get 2 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Red Dead Redemption 2 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. Next we have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare running on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire which gets L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator is predicted to get L: 4FPS, M: 3FPS, H: 2FPS, U: 2FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire PC gaming is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile which is 115% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 981 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB, which has 34% better performance and can run 534 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
43 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is released on 01 May 2013

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
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Architecture
GCN 1.1 Neptune XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
144 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
58 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)
2560x1600
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
Boost Clock
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
200 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 8970M put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 8970M 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 8970M 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 8970M.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 21% 39%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 91%
Doom Eternal 32% 19%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 39%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 48% 14%
Halo: Reach 81% 56%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14% 91%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 91%
Grand Theft Auto VI 30% 112%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 39%
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