Radeon_HD_5870_MSI_Lightning_Edition
AMD Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition

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How well can the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 251% more powerful and can run 853 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 186% better and can meet 790 of their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition was released on 23 Feb 2010

Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 2 Cypress XT
Process
40nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
72 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1600
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
188 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 40 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 5870, created by MSI.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 900MHz, instead of 850MHz while the Memory Clock remains the same.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has MSI's custom-designed Twin Frozr II Thermal Design, meaning the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference Radeon HD 5870.


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Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 149% 149%
Cyberpunk 2077 82% 266%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 117% 166%
Valorant 90% 74%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 64% 266%
Marvel's Avengers 64% 266%
Grand Theft Auto VI 149% 296%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 22% 54%
Grounded 23% 122%
Death Stranding 61% 181%
Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition Extras
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