AMD Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13

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How well can the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 run games
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 156 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 is predicted to run Age of Empires IV with playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 44 frames per second. Comparing this to Resident Evil 8 which is getting weak results, where it averages 18 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition, which is running at 0 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 at 1440p and researched how Age of Empires IV might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 89 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We then checked out Resident Evil 8 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 35FPS, M: 28FPS, H: 19FPS, U: 13FPS. And another popular game was Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition that returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 we get the impression that it is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 37% better and can meet 786 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 47% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 905 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
The Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 was released on 30 Jul 2012

Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13
GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT (x2) (x2)
Texture Rate
118 GTexel/s
16 (x2)
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star empty star
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Max Power
500 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 is a dual-GPU graphics card solution of two Radeon HD 7970 (not Crossfire).
Unlike a single Radeon HD 7970, Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 features a turbo boost that can raise the core-clock to up to 1000MHz. The other specs, such as the number of cores, memory speed, and memory bandwidth per GPU are the same on both cards.
The Performance is mind-blowing and indicated for gamers that use demanding technologies, such as Tesselation, paired with extreme resolutions and on games already Very Demanding from the start, such as Metro 2033 and The Witcher 2.
The latest benchmarks indicate its performance is between 28% and 33% when compared to a single Radeon HD 7970.

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Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
Graphics Card
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 28% 43%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 55%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 55% 80%
Battlefield 6 36% 43%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 42% 43%
Far Cry 6 3% 59%
Days Gone 15% 4%
Star Citizen 3% 3%
Biomutant 36% 19%
Scavengers 42% 10%
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