Hi, I am new to Tomshardware and this is my first post. The community here seems to be quite helpful and friendly so I thought of asking this question here. I bought a new pc 4 months ago and I played alot of games on it including Assassins creed games, Borderlands 2, Elder scrolls V Skyrim, Saint Rows the third, Alan wake and so many other games including witcher 2 and battlefield 3 which were quite demanding but all of them ran well on my pc on ultra settings but with the release of next gen consoles and the introduction of unreal engine 4 the new games are going to be more demanding than ever and thats why I was wondering if my pc is going to be able to handle the next gen games, I don't really care about maxing them out, I just want to play them at playable framerate on medium settings or higher if possible. Anyway here are my pc specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 Quad core
GPU: Ati 7870 OC Edition
Resolution: 1600 x 900
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 MHZ
Storage: 500 GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
At that res, most definitely. Your CPU is strong enough to drive a higher end card like a 7970 or GTX770, so a simple upgrade will give you even more longevity. But the 7870 is no slouch, and will be good to go for a while yet.