Radeon_HD_7870
AMD Radeon HD 7870

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870 run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Getting one of these Radeon HD 7870 graphics cards allows the gamer to run indie system requirements and some less demanding AAA titles. In today’s PC hardware terms these are considered middle range for gaming performance. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7870 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870 in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7870 graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 7870? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 171% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon HD 7870 would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which meets 789 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 121% better performance.
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The Radeon HD 7870 is released on 05 Mar 2012

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AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 7870
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
80 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1280
Driver Support
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Release Price
$349.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
175 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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3.7
Radeon HD 7870 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7870 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Pitcairn XT which has 20 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1200MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 175W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon HD 7870 competes with GeForce GTX 660 Ti but its performance was only slightly above the lower positioned GeForce GTX 660 and so GeForce GTX 660 Ti was considerably faster.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 7870 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon HD 7870 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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