AMD Radeon HD 7870 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7870

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7870 sales 5 March 2012 at a recommended price of 412.83 USD. This is a 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.

Its power consumption is at 175 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 24.88 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Pitcairn XT
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
5 March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
412.83 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
2800 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
CrossFire
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
24.88
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
6194.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
21348.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
756
 
 
Passmark
4348
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6230
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.63 Gh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
16.6 Mh/s
 
 
LBRY Credits / LBC (Lbry)
0.04 Gh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.39 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
145 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
19.89
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
high / 1080p
52.00
 
ultra / 1080p
44.70
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
medium / 768p
77.40
 
high / 1080p
44.50
 
ultra / 1080p
35.70
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
medium / 768p
63.50
 
high / 1080p
36.30
 
ultra / 1080p
20.30
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
91.60
 
medium / 768p
76.50
 
high / 768p
68.00
 
ultra / 1080p
43.00
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
90.90
 
medium / 768p
79.80
 
high / 768p
57.70
 
ultra / 1080p
25.80
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
277.60
 
medium / 768p
228.90
 
high / 768p
226.20
 
ultra / 1080p
163.40
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
90.40
 
high / 768p
80.40
 
ultra / 1080p
55.70
 

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