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Gaming PC build Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition, Core i5-3570 3.4GHz, 8GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i5-3570 3.4GHz processor, a Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition graphics card and 8GB RAM is better performing than 223 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Core i5-3570 3.4GHz as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 266 at recommended requirement.

The performance of these hardware components is best displayed in relation to the current most popular game, Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, while some might be tempted to play Red Dead Redemption 2 in 1440p resolution with the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 65 FPS, Medium setting: 51 FPS, High setting: 34 FPS, Ultra setting: 25 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 1440p resolution with the Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 65 FPS, Medium setting: 51 FPS, High setting: 34 FPS, Ultra setting: 25 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, if you are looking to play Halo: Reach in Ultra then you have come with the right graphics card. The Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition can chew through the graphical performance needs of the game with relative ease. 1080p Ultra will return 105 frames, then the larger screen resolution of 1440p can deliver 80 FPS, with the 4K resolution seeing 48 FPS in Ultra as well.

Reported FPS for
Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition
RAM: 12 GB
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RAM: 12 GB
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RAM: 12 GB
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CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
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Crysis 3
41 FPS
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ArmA II
30 FPS
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