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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
AMD Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 282 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire is predicted to run Dying Light 2 with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 9 frames per second. Comparing this to Back 4 Blood which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 27 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 0 frames per second.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire will run the upcoming game Dying Light 2 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 17 FPS, Medium: 13 FPS, High: 9 FPS and Ultra: 6 FPS. Another game researched was Back 4 Blood with predictions of L: 54FPS, M: 43FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

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 good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 634 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 35% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 95% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
50 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire was released on 25 Jun 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
168 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.2
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
1250MHz
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
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
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
2.8
Approved

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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