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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
CodenamePitcairn XT
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed1000 MHz
Memory Speed4800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
Transistor Count2800 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesEyefinity, HD3D, CrossFire
Date of Announcement05.03.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/g...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

high 1920x1080
52  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
med. 1366x768
77.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
44.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
med. 1366x768
63.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
low 1024x768
124.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
98.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
78.8  fps    + Compare