AMD Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How well will the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire run 2024 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 247 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

A Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Grand Theft Auto VI on Ultra - 0 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Back 4 Blood which is 24 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular FIFA 22 performs on this hardware, which gets a good 71 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire by researching Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Back 4 Blood and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was FIFA 22 which gets reasonable results with a 54FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

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 RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which has 44% better performance and can run 716 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 103% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 956 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
47 FPS
The Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire was released on 01 Mar 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870 Crossfire
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT (x2)
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
512KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Max Power
350 Watts
600 Watt
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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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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