AMD Radeon HD 7870M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 7870M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 7870M sales 24 April 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 64 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 45 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.91 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon HD 7870M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Heathrow
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
24 April 2012
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7870M'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 7870M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
32 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,024 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7870M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7870M: 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
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
64 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7870M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

6.91

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

2702

3DMark Vantage Performance

13065

Passmark

1477

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7870M 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

2018

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum GeForce 6100
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

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

HD 7870M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7870M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 660M, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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