10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire 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 11.
We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 216 games in todays list.
Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that FIFA 22 will get 63 FPS with the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition, Battlefield 2042 predicted to get 0 FPS and Resident Evil 8 getting 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.
People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched FIFA 22 and predict it will be reasonable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 126 FPS, Medium: 99 FPS, High: 67 FPS and Ultra: 48 FPS. We added Battlefield 2042 to our research and predict it will be weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Resident Evil 8 which got 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition 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 7970 OC Sapphire Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire 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 OC Sapphire 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 58% better and can run 633 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 31% better and can run 312 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.