Radeon_HD_7870_Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 280 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire can run FIFA 20 at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 254 FPS, Medium: 212 FPS, High: 155 FPS and Ultra: 113 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Halo: Reach returns a strong 119 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire by playing FIFA 20 which yielded a strong performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 194FPS, M: 161FPS, H: 118FPS, U: 86FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Halo: Reach and that was strong. This graphics card delivered 90 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Need For Speed Heat which gets playable results with a 26FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire PC gaming is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 78% better performance and can run 882 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 752 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 40% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
47 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire is released on 01 Mar 2012

Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
307.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
350 Watts
PSU
600 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 7870 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 7870 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 44% better than a single Radeon HD 7870 performing by itself it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 7870. Expect this combination to draw up to 350 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 83%
Halo: Reach 81% 58%
Red Dead Redemption 2 24% 33%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 28% 33%
Doom Eternal 35% 14%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 50% 18%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 83%
FIFA 20 48% 29%
Need For Speed Heat 25% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 24% 103%
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Is this misranked? or should this be around a GTX 680?

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the 7870 cfx is within 2% of 7950 cfx o.O

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If anyone has a picture of this configuration, feel free to drop it by my wall so I can add it here. I couldn't find any :) It would be awesome to have a picture of a member's rig here ;)
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