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AMD Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire run games
Getting one of these Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire 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. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 237 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire graphics card is returning a weak performance on Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip at 1080p of 15 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which we saw got weak frame rates of 15 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Red Dead Redemption 2, which was getting 15 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire by playing Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 30FPS, M: 24FPS, H: 16FPS, U: 11FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 11 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Red Dead Redemption 2 which gets weak results with a 11FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire we get the impression that it is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 128% more powerful and can run 921 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 725 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 67% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
21 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire was released on the 18 Sep 2009
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
Evergreen Cypress XT (x2)
Process
40nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
136 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
54 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3200
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11
Shader
5.0
Open GL
3.2
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
307.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Power
Max Power
350 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
8
5.6
3.7
Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 5870 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 5870 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, up to 40% better than a single Radeon HD 5870 performing by itself but it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 5870. Expect this combination to draw up to 366 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 5870 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
73%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 3% 70%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8% 70%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 63% 59%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 133%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 133%
Borderlands 3 10% 79%
FIFA 20 34% 10%
The Outer Worlds 16% 56%
eFootball PES 2020 17% 16%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 73% 73%
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