AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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 2022 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. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 242.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is running Resident Evil 8 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Star Citizen which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 36 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Days Gone, which is running at 31 frames per second.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Resident Evil 8 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Star Citizen to our research and predict it will be playable with a 27 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Days Gone which got 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, this is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

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? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q which meets 813 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 92% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
43 FPS
The Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire was released on 01 May 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
GCN 1.1 Neptune XT (x2)
Texture Rate
144 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
58 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
2560 (x2)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Direct X
DX 11.2
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
512KB (x2)
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
Max Power
200 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

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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