AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7870 XT sales 19 November 2012 at a recommended price of $270. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 185 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 20.89 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7870 XT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Tahiti
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
19 November 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$270
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7870 XT'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 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
Core clock speed
925 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
975 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
4,313 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
93.6 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
2,995 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7870 XT'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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7870 XT: 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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

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

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

20.89

Passmark

4464

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

6390

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7870 XT. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
346 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
14.5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7870 XT 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.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 7870 XT performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

HD 7870 XT
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7870 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 570, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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