Radeon_HD_7870_MSI_Hawk_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition

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1.3
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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 158% more powerful and can run 852 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB, which has 111% better performance and can run 797 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
3 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition is released on 01 Feb 2012

Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
88 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1280
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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9.4
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3.8
Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7870. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include an increase in the core-clock that went from 1000MHz to 1100MHz and a new efficient cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870.
All games, including demanding ones, will run on the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
107%
RAM
11GB
0%
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