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Gaming PC build Radeon HD 7870, Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz, 8GB performance review

A PC with a Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz can run 0 of the top 1000 PC games released when it also has the Radeon HD 7870 graphics card and 8GB system memory in it. This combination of hardware leaves the Radeon HD 7870 as the weak point, when looking at what games it can play. You could upgrade that component enabling the system to run 46 games of our most demanding games list.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, the Radeon HD 7870 cant get an acceptable frame rate at small laptop resolutions.

2nd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, the Radeon HD 7870 is clearly an overpowered bit of hardware for Halo: Reach, but it certainly gives you the choice of desired in game visuals. With 1080p Ultra coming in at 77 FPS, then you have 1440p Ultra with 58 frames per second and on up to 4K resolution Ultra will see 35 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, the Radeon HD 7870 cant get an acceptable frame rate at small laptop resolutions.

Reported FPS for
Radeon HD 7870
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1600x900
RAM: 16 GB
low
@2560x1440
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1920x1080
Terraria
60 FPS
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
Warframe
60 FPS
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1680x1080
CPU: FX-6300
RAM: 8 GB
medium
@1366x768
CPU: FX-8120
RAM: 8 GB
low
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 12 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Crysis 3
38 FPS
CPU: FX-6100
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1024
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1366x768
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1366x768
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1366x768
CPU: FX-6100
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 6 GB
ultra
@1280x1024
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
Portal 2
200 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080
Portal
200 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080

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