AMD Radeon HD 7870: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7870

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7870 sales 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 22.24 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7870's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
15.78
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Pitcairn XT
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
n/d
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$412.83
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$417.42
 
of 4200 (Quadro P6000)

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.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
2800 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Memory specs

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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 

API support

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

Video card benchmarks 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
21.33
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
6194.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
21348.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
756
 
 
Passmark
4368
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
6230
 
 

Mining hashrate

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7870 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.11
 
 
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
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low / 768p
325.30
 
medium / 768p
120.20
 
high / 768p
119.00
 
ultra / 1080p
105.50
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7870 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7870 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 750, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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