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 21.59 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

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.
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
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
Shared memory


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

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 7870 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7870 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 580, which is slower by 3% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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