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AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition

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Getting one of these Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire 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. Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 900 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 152% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 88% more powerful and can run 691 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition is released on 01 Oct 2012

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti LE
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28nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
89 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
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1536
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Direct X
DX 12.0
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5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
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SLI/Crossfire
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Integrated
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Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
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0
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1
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1
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925 MHz
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None
PSU
500 Watt
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None
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1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7870 XT (not to be confused with Radeon HD 7870). Refer to Radeon 7870 XT's page to know more about it.
This edition features a new cooling system but has no overclocking out of the box and so it performs exactly like the reference Radeon HD 7870 XT.


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Radeon HD 7870 XT Sapphire Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Death Stranding 18% 163%
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Cyberpunk 2077 18% 163%
Need For Speed Heat 7% 91%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 64% 163%
Planet Zoo 2% 105%
Diablo 4 30% 163%
Borderlands 3 23% 102%
FIFA 20 26% 2%
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Would this card be prefect with my cpu?

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Yes it would be…and keep in mind that this card is like 7950 ( R9 270X ) well not similar but aboud 5-10% slower.

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i was thinking of getting a different card actually since that post was a while ago

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I used to game all the time on this card, I could even run Watch_Gods when I over-clocked the card.

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I bought this card 3 days ago and when windows start its temperature is rising between 70-80 degrees of celcium and i tried it with hitman absolution and f1 2012 and it wasn't running smoothly at high settings,i had to change to medium settings like i play the games with my former gpu gigabyte radeon hd 7750 oc version 1gb memory.I sent it to the service center of the shop and they told me today that the gpu's behaviour is normal,your opininon?

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I would say this has to do with your CPU bottlenecking your GPU.
But the difference between yours and the recommended is 10%.
I would suggest downloading the application profiles from here :
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/crossfirex-app-profiles.aspx
This will increase performance on certain high profile games.
Hope this helps.

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I don't think it's a bottleneck, they are both 28% worst than my CPU+GPU

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There is no bottleneck,FX 6300 can handle a lot stronger cards vithout problems :)

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Eventually the problem was solved by installing the drivers from the cd that was in the box and not the latest version of catalyst drivers!!

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yay!

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Amd catalyst bug…Uses graphic's card power and then you cant play :D and degrees up to 83celcius :) Can be fixed by uninstalling catalyst and reinstall the drivers without the catalyst :)

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I have it and its a very, very good graphics carD. The best 7870 XT outhere because of the cooling (2 fans. The others 7870 xt from powercolor and club3d only have one)

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sir, does 660 bottlenecked by c2q q8200??? and 660 can run on corsair cx500 psu???

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I only think there will be a minor bottleneck, not really noticable, I had that q8200 and it's a great CPU, also the CX500w is good for that PC.

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It worth to upgrade my current GPU to this ? or I should go for a Sapphire Radeon HD7950 Boost Dual-X? There will be any bottleneck on GPU side ?

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TBH your GPU is a decent one, if anything, the only worthwhile upgrade is the GTX 770 or above, or the 7970. it's just not worth it.

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In this case I would wait until next year for HD8000 or HD9000 and maybe a new PC, that will have a I7 too.

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that will be a beast PC!

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DAAAMN…i was upgrade my GFX with this card on monday this week but evidently my 2500k doesn't support PCIe 3.0 controller :( ….i should save my money for new CPU. But this card is really fast when you overclock it. You can overclock this card up above 1000MHz with ease.

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Is the Average user score correct? only 7.8?

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I think it is :)

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sir, which gpu is best for core 2 quad 2.33 ghz, the hd7850 or hd7870 and my intel dg41ty motherboard have pcie 1.0 slot.

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both are good card, but both if them would be bottlenecked by the cpu. I'd say go for the 7850 since it has very good price/performance ratio and it wont be bottlenecked too much :)

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so, sir in your opinion i don't buy hd7870??

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not really. You can go for it, but your cpu would bottleneck it, so that it couldn't run at its potential anyway. Another thing would be OCing your cpu if you can. :)
Even if you can't/don't want to OC, but you feel like getting a better cpu after not too long, go for which card you feel would be the best. :)
In my opinion an OCed C2Q and an OCed 7850 would be a great pair. Keep in mind that you can OC the 7850 to perform like 7870 at stock clocks :)

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Bandwidth might also be a problem on PCIe 1.0…

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sir, wat about gtx 650ti boost over hd7850??

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It's a bit worse, but it probably has the same problems. I think the 7850 will work fine.

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i want to know which is better gtx 650ti boost or hd7850, please help….

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my vote goes for 7850 :)

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thank you so much sir…

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no problem.

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Indeed, the HD7850 should be a bit better.

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Will my cpu still be bottlenecking this gpu if i overclock it to say…3.8 ghz?

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nope. not at all :)
maybe a little bit in really cpu demaning games, but just a bit.

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It would be a pretty good combination if you OC it…

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Allright. Thanks for the replies.I think i will be getting it soon:).

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welcome!
have fun with the new card as well ;)

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