AMD Radeon HD 8870M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8870M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8870M sales 18 December 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook 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 7.82 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8870M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Venus
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
18 December 2012
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8870M'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 8870M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
Transistor count
1500 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Texture fill rate
31 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
992.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8870M'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 8870M: 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, DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
72 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8870M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8870M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

7.82

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

15739

3DMark Fire Strike Score

2091

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

2169

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

2986

3DMark Vantage Performance

11715

Unigine Heaven 3.0

26

Passmark

1638

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 8870M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8870M 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 8870M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8870M from NVIDIA is GeForce MX110, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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