AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire
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.
FPS System Benchmark
56 FPS
The Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire was released on 01 Nov 2012
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870 XT Crossfire
GCN 1.0 Tahiti LE (x2)
Texture Rate
178 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
59 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
512KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Max Power
350 Watts
750 Watt
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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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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