Radeon_HD_7870_XT_Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 315 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire can run Red Dead Redemption 2 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 106 FPS, Medium: 83 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 20 returns a strong 125 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 discovered the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire ran Red Dead Redemption 2 to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 20, L: 214FPS, M: 178FPS, H: 131FPS, U: 95FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which returned L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire PC gaming is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

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? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 60% better and can meet 882 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 752 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
56 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire is released on 01 Nov 2012

Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti LE (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
178 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3072
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
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
350 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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9.4
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Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 7870 XT put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 7870 XT 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, is close to Radeon HD 7950 Crossfire 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 7870 XT. Expect this combination to draw up to 370 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 7870 XT Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 64%
Halo: Reach 83% 62%
Red Dead Redemption 2 32% 20%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35% 20%
Doom Eternal 42% 3%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 55% 26%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 26% 64%
FIFA 20 54% 36%
Need For Speed Heat 33% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12% 83%
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