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How well can the Radeon VII XFX 16GB run games
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The Radeon VII XFX 16GB will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the Radeon VII XFX 16GB can also run 1440p pc system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon VII XFX 16GB graphics card, when running 2023 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 993 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon VII XFX 16GB shows us that Forza Horizon 5 is getting a good result of 78 FPS, and then we are seeing Days Gone returning a strong 90 FPS while another game on our list is the Battlefield 2042 which is getting 52 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Days Gone on the Radeon VII XFX 16GB to see that it got a good set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 180FPS, M: 142FPS, H: 96FPS, U: 68FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Battlefield 2042 which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 39 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Forza Horizon 5 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were reasonable at 59 FPS. In summary we feel the Radeon VII XFX 16GB running at 1440p is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the Radeon VII XFX 16GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon VII XFX 16GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon VII XFX 16GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon VII XFX 16GB.
FPS System Benchmark
125 FPS
The Radeon VII XFX 16GB was released on 07 Feb 2019
AMD PC game performance check Radeon VII XFX 16GB
Vega 20 XT
Texture Rate
420 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
224 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
3840 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1400 MHz
Boost Clock
1750 MHz
Max Power
295 Watts
600 Watt
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon VII XFX 16GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview The Radeon VII XFX 16GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the fifth (5.1) Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.
Architecture Vega 20 XT GPU offers support for second-gen HBM2 Memory, DirectX 12.0 and Open GL 4.5. The Vega 20 XT is the first ever 7nm gaming GPU and is the Full Variant of the GPU with 60 Compute Units activated, offering 3840 Shader Processing Units, 240 TMUs and 128 ROPs.
GPU The Central Unit is clocked at 1400MHz with a boost clock speed of 1750MHz.
Memory: Speed The GPU is equipped with 16GB of stacked HBM2 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 4096-bit memory interface, offering total memory bandwidth of 967.7 GB/s. HBM2 memory is clocked at 1000MHz base clock, or 2000 MHz effective speed.
Memory: Frame Buffer The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 16GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory but it makes the Radeon VII a great GPU for memory-intensive programs. The GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming. The 16GB HBM2 framebuffer is enough to prevent it bottlenecking performance in any AAA title at 4K.
Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 295W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors. Performance The Radeon VII XFX 16GB is in the same region of performance as the GeForce RTX 2080, although it does lack ray-tracing support. However, the ultra-wide HBM2 memory may offer the Radeon RX Vega an advantage at higher resolutions. System Suggestions AMD Radeon VII XFX 16GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ Jon ]