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AMD Radeon HD 7870

AMD Radeon HD 7870

The AMD Radeon HD 7870 is a DirectX 11.1 high-end graphics card for desktop PCs. It is built with the 28nm Pitcairn XT chip which uses the GCN architecture.

The desktop Radeon HD 7870 is similar to the mobile Radeon HD 7970M which uses the same chip with slower clock rates (850 MHz versus 1000 MHz core clock). Therefore, the performance of the 7870 is slightly better than the mobile 7970M or 8970M / R9 M290X (both clocked at 850 to 900 MHz).

The performance is usually suited for Full HD gaming at high settings. Only Company of Heroes 2 and Crysis 3 were falling below 30 fps in maximum detail settings with enabled Antialiasing.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 7800 Series
Radeon HD 7870 1280 @ 1000 MHz256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
CodenamePitcairn XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed *1000 MHz
Memory Speed *4800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
Power Consumption175 Watt
Transistors2800 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesEyefinity, HD3D, CrossFire
Date of Announcement05.03.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/g...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 6190     avg: 6190 (27%)     median: 6190 (27%)     max: 6190 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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100%
min: 29417     avg: 29417 (63%)     median: 29417 (63%)     max: 29417 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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100%
min: 102101     avg: 102101 (58%)     median: 102101 (58%)     max: 102101 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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100%
min: 87     avg: 87 (47%)     median: 87 (47%)     max: 87 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
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min: 7.9     avg: 7.9 (100%)     median: 7.9 (100%)     max: 7.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
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100%
min: 7.9     avg: 7.9 (100%)     median: 7.9 (100%)     max: 7.9 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
91.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
76.5  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
68  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
91  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
70  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
62.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
37.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
35.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
35.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
90.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
79.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
57.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Space 3
low 1024x768
258  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
218  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
200  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
133  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Secret World
low 1024x768
74.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
64.7  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
62.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
low 1024x768
62.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
62.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Max Payne 3
low 1024x768
75.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
74.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
71.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
62.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt Showdown
low 1024x768
87.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
71.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
68.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
53.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Diablo III
low 1024x768
277.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
228.9  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
226.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
163.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen 2: Dark Waters
low 1024x768
97  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
106.4  fps    + Compare