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Performance

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat runs rather smoothly, with barely noticeable jerks. The Radeon HD 7870 isn’t quite enough for comfortable play at such a high resolution, however, even though our card is overclocked to 1050/5000 MHz. The average frame rate is 42 fps and the bottom speed is 21 fps. Moreover, our demo record has no shooting or no explosions, so the actual game is going to be even slower.

Just Cause 2

The average 40 fps in Just Cause 2 is not quite enough for a shooter, just like in the previous game. On the other hand, the visuals are smooth and we can see no jerks or image tearing.

Aliens vs. Predator (2010)

Aliens vs. Predator (2010) runs at an average 22 fps, making us doubt that the Sapphire Radeon FleX HD 7870 GHz Edition suits for gaming at such a high resolution.

Crysis 2

Crysis 2 suggests that the Radeon HD 7870 isn’t fast enough for this resolution: 17 fps on average and 6 fps at the minimum.

DiRT Showdown

This game has lower system requirements, so the new Sapphire Radeon FleX HD 7870 GHz Edition looks confident, delivering 34/27 fps. This racing sim seems to be the only game from our list that can be played with comfort on a Radeon HD 7870 at 3240x1920 pixels.

 
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