AMD Radeon HD 7870: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7870


AMD started Radeon HD 7870 sales 5 March 2012 at a recommended price of $412.83. This is GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.8 GHz are supplied.

No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 175 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.39 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7870's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Code name
Pitcairn XT
Release date
5 March 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7870's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7870's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
Transistor count
2800 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7870: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7870. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7870. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


3DMark 11 Performance GPU


3DMark Vantage Performance


Unigine Heaven 4.0




Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7870. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.63 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
16.6 Mh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.39 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
145 Sol/s

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7870 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7870 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 760, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

User rating

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