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

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6194      avg: 6194 (39%)     median: 6194 (39%)     max: 6194 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6190      avg: 6190 (47%)     median: 6190 (47%)     max: 6190 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 23592      avg: 23592 (51%)     median: 23592 (51%)     max: 23592 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 21348      avg: 21348 (55%)     median: 21348 (55%)     max: 21348 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 23230      avg: 23230 (78%)     median: 23230 (78%)     max: 23230 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 29417      avg: 29417 (80%)     median: 29417 (80%)     max: 29417 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 102101      avg: 102101 (68%)     median: 102101 (68%)     max: 102101 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 87      avg: 87 (47%)     median: 87 (47%)     max: 87 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 66.94      avg: 66.9 (61%)     median: 66.9 (61%)     max: 66.94 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.9      avg: 7.9 (100%)     median: 7.9 (100%)     max: 7.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 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
high 1366x768
83.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mass Effect 3
low 1280x720
60  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
59.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
59.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
125.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
96.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
311.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
183.2  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
117.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
61.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
med. 1366x768
90.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
80.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
low 1024x768
270.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
164.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
159.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
114  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield 3
low 1024x768
124.2  fps      Compare