Radeon_HD_7870_MSI_Hawk_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 163% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 899 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 683 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 93% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
3 FPS
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The Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition is released on 01 Feb 2012

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AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
88 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1280
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
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk 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 1100MHz and a new efficient cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870.
All games, including demanding ones, will run on the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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Borderlands 3 26% 107%
Death Stranding 21% 169%
Need For Speed Heat 10% 96%
FIFA 20 24% 4%
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does it need a 6pin?

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Can I crossfire 2 msi R7870 twin frozr III editions with my specs? Is it gonna work well? my PSU is a chieftec 650W is it enough?

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How much aps does your PSU have on 12V rail??
And about CrossX i dont know your mobo.. sorry :/

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Chieftec is an ok brand. They have some crappy series and some solid ones. We need to know which model exactly, the psu and the motherboard before we can help.

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I need help figuring out which graphics card I should purchase.
Is the 7870 worth its performance?
I really want to buy the new upcoming games like: GTA V, AC3, Hitman: Absolution, and etc. so I was wondering if the 7870 is worth $300 or is the 6870 better for the price…
Right now I have the 5670 so it's kinda bad and I need a new GPU fast!!!

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First, yes, 7870 HAWK won't disappoint you.
HAWK is the msi's overclocked edition for those main stream GFXs.
As long as GTA V has followed it's Uphoria & RAGE engine, you won't have problem running those games you've mentioned.
7870 HAWK is way better than 6870 in every way.
As AMD's cards depreciation has been going crazy, if you are gonna stick with AMD, I'd recommend to get 7950, or 670 from Nvidia.

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