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Gaming PC build Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition, FX-8350, 12GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a FX-8350 processor, a Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition graphics card and 12GB RAM is better performing than 0 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 230 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Halo: Reach. In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 69 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Halo: Reach then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 139 FPS or the Medium returning 109 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 74 FPS and then Ultra gets 53 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - To summarise, the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition fails to meet the very basic performance needs of the Cyberpunk 2077

3rd most popular game: Red Dead Redemption 2 - To summarise, the Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition fails to meet the very basic performance needs of the Red Dead Redemption 2

Reported FPS for
Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1440x900

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