AMD Radeon HD 7870

AMD Radeon HD 7870 Benchmark and Specs

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU benchmark and specs - 2 GB AMD Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon HD 7870 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

13 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
170th of 549
134th of 549
1 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon HD 7870 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
35 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
AMD Radeon HD 7870
13 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
8 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
7 %
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
5 %
AMD Radeon Vega 8
5 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

51 FPS average
37 FPS 10% low
36 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

40 FPS average
40 FPS 10% low
41 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

44 FPS average
38 FPS 10% low
40 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

23 FPS average
21 FPS 10% low
23 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


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Core Clock 1000 MHz
Memory Size 2 GiB
TDP 175 W
DirectX Support 11.2
OpenGL Support 4.4

AMD Radeon HD 7870

The Radeon HD 7870 is an AMD GPU. This GPU is average at gaming with a score of 13% in our PC benchmark.

The Radeon HD 7870 has 2 GiB of memory. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the Radeon HD 7870 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon HD 7870 supports up to DirectX 11.2. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.4 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.

The AMD Radeon HD 7870 has a TDP of 175W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.

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