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 @ 1000MHz256 Bit @ 4800MHz
CodenamePitcairn XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed *1000 MHz
Shader 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
Notebook Sizelarge
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 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6190      avg: 6190 (48%)     median: 6190 (48%)     max: 6190 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6194      avg: 6194 (39%)     median: 6194 (39%)     max: 6194 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 21348      avg: 21348 (58%)     median: 21348 (58%)     max: 21348 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 23592      avg: 23592 (54%)     median: 23592 (54%)     max: 23592 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 23230      avg: 23230 (79%)     median: 23230 (79%)     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 (53%)     median: 87 (53%)     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 - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.9      avg: 7.9 (100%)     median: 7.9 (100%)     max: 7.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming 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:
91.6  fps      Compare
med.:
76.5  fps      Compare
high:
68  fps      Compare
ultra:
43  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dota 2
Dota 2 (2013)
low:
91  fps      Compare
med.:
70  fps      Compare
ultra:
62.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
low:
37.8  fps      Compare
med.:
35.8  fps      Compare
high:
35.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
23.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 3
Crysis 3 (2013)
low:
90.9  fps      Compare
med.:
79.8  fps      Compare
high:
57.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
25.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 (2013)
low:
258  fps      Compare
med.:
218  fps      Compare
high:
200  fps      Compare
ultra:
133  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Secret World
low:
74.8  fps      Compare
med.:
64.7  fps      Compare
high:
62.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
31.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
low:
62.5  fps      Compare
med.:
62.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
43.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 (2012)
low:
75.1  fps      Compare
med.:
74.2  fps      Compare
high:
71.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
62.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt Showdown
low:
87.3  fps      Compare
med.:
71.2  fps      Compare
high:
68.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
53.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Diablo III
Diablo III (2012)
low:
277.6  fps      Compare
med.:
228.9  fps      Compare
high:
226.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
163.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen 2: Dark Waters
low:
97  fps      Compare
med.:
106.4  fps      Compare
high:
83.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
48.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mass Effect 3
low:
60  fps      Compare
high:
59.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
59.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Alan Wake
Alan Wake (2012)
low:
125.9  fps      Compare
med.:
96.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
50.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
311.8  fps      Compare
med.:
183.2  fps      Compare
high:
117.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
61.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
med.:
90.4  fps      Compare
high:
80.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
55.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD: Modern Warfare 3
low:
270.5  fps      Compare
med.:
164.4  fps      Compare
high:
159.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
114  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield 3
low:
124.2  fps      Compare
med.:
98.1  fps      Compare