10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.
Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.
We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 309 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 37 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Far Cry 6 is predicted to return a weak 9 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
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 XT Crossfire will run the upcoming game Dying Light 2 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 28 FPS, Medium: 22 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Another game researched was Far Cry 6 with predictions of L: 17FPS, M: 13FPS, H: 9FPS, U: 6FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, wih estimates revealing L: 28FPS, M: 22FPS, H: 15FPS, U: 11FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 XT 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 XT Crossfire?
Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
, as it can run 634 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 26% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which has 83% better performance and can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.