AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT


AMD started Radeon HD 7870 XT sales 19 November 2012 at a recommended price of 270 USD. 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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 26.62 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7870 XT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
GCN 1.0
Code name
Release date
19 November 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
270 USD
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.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
925 MHz
Boost Clock
975 MHz
Transistor count
4,313 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
185 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
2,995 gflops

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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin

Memory specs

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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.0 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

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

Video card benchmarks 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
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Mining hashrate

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7870 XT 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

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 590, which is slower by 1%. and lower by positions 2

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