Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Overview

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Core Configuration

GPU Pitcairn
Architecture AMD_GCN_1_0
Shaders : TMUs : ROPs 1280 : 80 : 32
Performance 2560.00 GFLOPs

Memory Configuration

Memory Size 2048 Mb
Memory Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Speed 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Bandwidth 154.00 Gb/s

Summary

Relative performance

  • Radeon HD 7990
    235%
  • GeForce GTX 690
    216%
  • GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    201%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    191%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN
    190%
  • Radeon R9 290
    183%
  • GeForce GTX 780
    175%
  • GeForce GTX 770
    151%
  • GeForce GTX 590
    150%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    148%
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    147%
  • Radeon HD 6990
    145%
  • GeForce GTX 680
    142%
  • Radeon HD 7970
    136%
  • GeForce GTX 670
    131%
  • GeForce GTX 760
    123%
  • Radeon HD 7950 Boost
    120%
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    115%
  • Radeon R9 270X
    111%
  • Radeon HD 7870 XT
    108%
  • Radeon R9 270
    105%
  • GeForce GTX 580
    101%
  • Radeon HD 7950
    100%
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 660
    96%
  • Radeon R7 265
    93%
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
    88%
  • GeForce GTX 480
    86%
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    84%
  • GeForce GTX 570
    83%
  • Radeon HD 7850
    82%
  • Radeon HD 6970
    75%
  • GeForce GTX 750
    74%
  • Radeon R7 260X
    72%
  • GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    71%
  • Radeon HD 7790
    71%
  • GeForce GTX 470
    67%
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    64%
  • Radeon HD 6950
    62%
  • GeForce GTX 560
    62%
  • Radeon HD 6870
    56%
  • Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
    51%
  • Radeon HD 6850
    43%

Performance summary, based on benchmarks charts.

The Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition is a graphics card released by AMD on 5 Mar 2012. The graphics card houses the Pitcairn die, based on the AMD_GCN_1_0 architecture which packs 2,800 million transistors on a 28 nm, 212 mm2 die.

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition pros and cons

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.


Specifications


Compared to similar performing cards

Radeon HD 7870 GHz EditionGeForce GTX 750 TiRadeon R7 265Radeon R9 270Radeon R9 270X
Radeon HD 7870 GHz EditionGeForce GTX 750 TiRadeon R7 265Radeon R9 270Radeon R9 270X
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Shader units1280640102412801280
ROPs3216323232
Graphics processorPitcairnGM107PitcairnCuracaoCuracao
Process size28 nm28 nm28 nm28 nm28 nm
Memory2048 Mb GDDR5 (1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1350 MHz
5400 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective)
2048 Mb GDDR5 (1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective)
Memory bus width256 bit128 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit
Memory bandwidth154.00 Gb/s86.40 Gb/s179.20 Gb/s179.00 Gb/s179.00 Gb/s
Release date5 Mar 201218 Feb 201413 Feb 201413 Nov 20138 Oct 2013

Benchmarks

Hitman Absolution

  • Radeon R9 270X
    52
  • Radeon R9 270
    51
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    49
  • Radeon R7 265
    45
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

  • Radeon R9 270X
    48
  • Radeon R9 270
    43
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    43
  • Radeon R7 265
    39
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

  • Radeon R9 270X
    52
  • Radeon R9 270
    51
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    48
  • Radeon R7 265
    46
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

  • Radeon R9 270X
    53
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    50
  • Radeon R9 270
    49
  • Radeon R7 265
    44
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Last Light

  • Radeon R9 270X
    38
  • Radeon R9 270
    36
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    32
  • Radeon R7 265
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

  • Radeon R9 270X
    33
  • Radeon R9 270
    31
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    30
  • Radeon R7 265
    27
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    25

FPS (higher is better)