Radeon_HD_7870_XT
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 XT run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7870 XT 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 XT graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 XT in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7870 XT graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870 XT? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 156% better performance and can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 88% better and can meet 668 of their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 7870 XT is released on 01 Nov 2012

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Architecture
GCN 1.0 Tahiti LE
Process
28nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
89 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
30 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1536
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Release Price
$270.00
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
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
925 MHz
Power
Max Power
185 Watts
PSU
500 Watt
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
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1920 x 1080
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Radeon HD 7870 XT Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 7870 XT, initially set to be released as Radeon HD 7930, is a high-end GPU based on the Tahiti Core and not on the Pitcairn like in the 7800 Series.
It's based on the Tahiti LE Core with 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 32 ROPs. It comes paired with fast GDDR5 but on a 256-bit memory interface. The central unit runs at 925MHz (975MHz in Turbo Mode) and the memory clock operates at 1500MHz. It consumes up to 185 Watt.
Its performance is quite superior to Radeon HD 7870 and only around 3% worse than Radeon HD 7950.


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Radeon HD 7870 XT vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Just ordered PowerColor's version last night along with a PSU! Can't wait to run my games on high to ultra. From what I heard, how bad is the bottleneck on my current CPU?

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I think there's no bottleneck at all

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I have the exact same CPU (granted it's overclocked) you shouldn't have any problems at all, through overclocking will help significantly, especially in games like BF3/4, and the ever so demanding Crysis 3.

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yeah,those are some CPU intensive games

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is this xt the same as ghz edition?

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no it is a bit more stronger and features a different GPU..tahitii LE..

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yeah thx bro, i just realize that the xt version is actually 7900 series

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always welcome buddy:D

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also you can crossfire the 7870 xt with a 7950/7970

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Can my CPU handle this ? Does it worth to upgrade my 7770 to this or just wait for next gen GPU ?

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Yes it can.

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Thanks :)

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the 3470 is a strong quad core CPU, it will only be bottlenecked by high end sli builds, then next gen cpu won't be worth it, the only valid upgrade would probably the 3570k for OC, but that's it, this could handle a gtx 780, maybe a titan

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Thanks for your reply
and you have a really nice rig :)
Just wondering why a 7770 has higher core speed than this ?
Should I go for 8850/8870 instead?

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One more thing bro,
I have ACBEL 500W + 50W psu and do I need to change it after upgrading to this card?

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I think the psu is good enough for your PC.

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I like this card because it is better than the HD 6970 and other Nvidia products. lol!

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Any flaws or issues about this card? I was thinking of upgrading to this. Any thoughts? TIA!

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I have it and I love it. Nothing more to say about it but its my first high-end graphics card so wait for someone with more experience then me to comment ;)

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the only flaw I could say is the temps if that's an issue, if it is then get the sapphire version.

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after I post a comment about the "other Nvidia products" thing I got negatives, tsk tsk, I hope he knows what I'm talking lol! haters here in Game debate? I see this card very good but 7950 is future proof than this because it has 3gb of ram.

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true, but it also depends on the resolution, the 3gb of VRAM may not even be useful unless you use eyeinfinity, and that memory bus is only found it highest end Nvidia (gtx titan) plus don't worry, I'll give you a thumb

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no need, but thanks by the way! :)

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best card ever!

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No offense, could you please elaborate why is it, this card is the best for you? I just want some accurate justification about this card. :) TIA!

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this card is amazing because of the price to performance ratio, it is the price of a 7870 but it has the performance close to a 7950, and it can be OCd to have superior performance to the 7950

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now I know :) Thanks again!

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you're most welcome!

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whats the best amd cpu match for this?

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fx 8320

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sapphire hd 7770 GHz Edition crossfire or sapphire 7870 xt ?

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This because it's quite a bit more stable than CrossfireX/SLI configs.

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This card or the AMD Radeon HD 7870 Gigabyte OC Edition

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Sapphire's 7870XT

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7870 xt is a great card, pick this one. You can also Xfire with 7950/7970

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Why does it have a lower pixel rate than the standard 7870? would the increased texture rate and bandwidth totally make up for it?

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will this card run fine with my procesor? i am planing to buy this rig soon so..
ty :)

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Yes, great match :)

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no, that's a bottleneck, you need a new CPU

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u sure? look again!

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oh you! it said celeron lol

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best screen size 1920x800????
Pip something wrong there?

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Nothing wrong, simply that is the maximum recommened resolution that should be played on. Playing with much larger resolutions would give troubles in latest games.

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Pip fixed it. It was earlier 1920x800 and it is now 1920x1080 which it should be

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Ah, OK.

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