AMD Radeon HD 8870M technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8870M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8870M sales 18 December 2012. This is a GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5, DDR3 memory clocked at 4.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 9.30 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Venus
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
18 December 2012
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
1500 Million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Texture fill rate
31
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
992.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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 the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5, DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
72 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
9.30
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
15738.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2091.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
2168.50
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2986.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
11715.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
25.90
 
 
Passmark
1639
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
2.79
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
46.70
 
medium / 768p
39.10
 
high / 768p
35.30
 
ultra / 1080p
15.10
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
56.20
 
medium / 768p
35.90
 
high / 768p
24.45
 
ultra / 1080p
10.10
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
132.90
 
medium / 768p
96.20
 
high / 768p
85.40
 
ultra / 1080p
54.20
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
74.90
 
medium / 768p
66.00
 
high / 768p
52.10
 
ultra / 1080p
31.70
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
39.00
 
ultra / 1080p
17.36
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
42.00
 
ultra / 1080p
19.21
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
59.20
 
ultra / 1080p
34.90
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
183.20
 
medium / 768p
138.40
 
high / 768p
116.30
 
ultra / 1080p
87.20
 

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