10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.
This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.
Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 230 games in todays list.
The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition shows us that Forza Horizon 5 is getting a weak result of 18 FPS, and then we are seeing Resident Evil 8 returning a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the FIFA 22 which is getting 65 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.
With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition by playing Resident Evil 8 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was FIFA 22 and that was reasonable. This graphics card delivered 50 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Forza Horizon 5 which gets weak results with a 13FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition running at 1440p 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 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition 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 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition?
A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 52% better and can meet 616 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7970 VTX3D X 3GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which is 26% more powerful and can run 309 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.