AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition sales 5 March 2012 at a recommended price of 349 USD. This is a GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2048 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 153.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. An additional 2 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 225 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 23.50 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Pitcairn
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
5 March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
349 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition'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 GHz Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
80
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
2,560 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCIe 2.1 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
241 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition: 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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
153.6 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

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

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
23.50
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
315 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 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
16.49
 
 

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 570, which is faster by 1%.

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