10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.
Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.
We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 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 397.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 can run Star Citizen at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 136 FPS, Medium: 107 FPS, High: 72 FPS and Ultra: 52 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Back 4 Blood is predicted to return a playable 41 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Star Citizen to predict how the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 104 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 55 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we looked at Back 4 Blood which we predict will be playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Resident Evil 8 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 13. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.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?
Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13?
A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
, which has 68% better performance and can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 59% better and can run 967 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.