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AMD Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition 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. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Game performance for the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 375 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 21 FPS, Medium: 17 FPS, High: 11 FPS and Ultra: 8 FPS. We proceeded to look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 36 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire at 1440p and researched how Cyberpunk 2077 might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 16 FPS, Medium: 13 FPS, High: 9 FPS and Ultra: 6 FPS. We then checked out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 72FPS, M: 57FPS, H: 38FPS, U: 27FPS. And another popular game was Need For Speed Heat that returned L: 72FPS, M: 57FPS, H: 38FPS, U: 27FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire in your PC? This Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 68% more powerful and can run 900 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 690 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
50 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire was released on 25 Jun 2012

Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
168 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
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
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC 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 1050MHz and in the memory clock raised from 1200MHz to 1250MHz and a new quiet and efficient cooling system is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 4,0% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 27% 28%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31% 28%
Death Stranding 21% 76%
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 76%
Need For Speed Heat 28% 28%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 76% 76%
Planet Zoo 32% 37%
Diablo 4 13% 76%
Borderlands 3 18% 35%
FIFA 20 50% 32%
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2012
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8 GB

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2012
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2017
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