Average Bench: 34.8% (78th of 597)

Based on 22,331 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 6818, 1002 679E Models: AMD Radeon HD 7800, ASUS HD7870, AMD Radeon HD 7870

Poor average bench

The AMD HD 7870 averaged 65.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 103fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 92.8fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7870 is just 12.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD HD 7870 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 83.8fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 59.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,331 samples)
Min Avg Max
0.3 Lighting 103 120
75.6 Reflection 83.8 91.4
129 Parallax 143 163
36.4% 110 fps
Min Avg Max
55 MRender 59.5 64.5
85 Gravity 92.8 104
80.9 Splatting 86.7 93.8
33.7% 79.6 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 2GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.11.2
Lighting 116
Reflection 90.6
Parallax 149
40% 119 fps
MRender 62.7
Gravity 97.2
Splatting 92.2
36% 84 fps
Sapphire(174B E217) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 104
Reflection 80.7
Parallax 133
35% 106 fps
MRender 56.9
Gravity 87
Splatting 83.8
32% 75.9 fps
PwrHis(1787 2321) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.5.2
Lighting 103
Reflection 80.4
Parallax 134
35% 106 fps
MRender 57
Gravity 87.1
Splatting 82.1
32% 75.4 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 3 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 112 fps League of Legends: 119 fps World of Tanks: 62 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,926,852 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 22,331 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $203 @ launch in Feb '12)
Sapphire(174B E241) 21% 35% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 12% 36% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0432) 8% 33% ± 5%
MSI(1462 2740) 7% 34% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2321) 6% 35% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E217) 6% 34% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3255) 5% 38% ± 3%
Asus(1043 042A) 5% 35% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2328) 5% 36% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3250) 5% 32% ± 6%
AMD(1002 0B04) 4% 33% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 4% 35% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E246) 3% 37% ± 5%
XFX(1682 3252) 3% 36% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3251) 2% 34% ± 3%
Asus(1043 042F) 1% 35% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E224) 1% 32% ± 5%
Diamond(1092 7870) 1% 34% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 37% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2321) 0% 36% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2811) 0% 41% ± 0%
MSI(1462 2810) 0% 21% ± 0%
Device(1545 7870) 0% 34% ± 0%
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Gaming 35%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $88

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $439

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

6 days ago.

Solid graphics card if you can find the right price.


Excellent

9 days ago.

Price (used)


Excellent

5 days ago.

7870 is worlds best graphics card 7870=r9 270x


Excellent

7 months ago.

It runs 2017 games on High - Ultra.


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance


Excellent

18 months ago.

For a today price it is still a pretty competitive card with excellent power. After I overclocked on core 1325 and memory 1430 it can beat new cards from AMD like 460, 550, 560 and even get close to 470 and 570. Got score at 61.7%.


Excellent

22 months ago.

Bought a ref design one to put in my little sister's computer for around 50 EUR. This card is perfectly fine on stock clocks, but god can it overclock! core at 1285 and mem at 1450 and it chugs along fine! it gets a 60% score on here, purely insane.


Excellent

4 months ago.

The HD 7870 was released on 2012 next to its little brother the HD 7850, while based on the same chip, the HD 7870 delivers higher perfomance thanks to a higher clock speed and higher shader count, great for a budget 1080p60 gaming experience, it delivers the GTX 1050 2GB perfomance with a little more power draw. DirectX 12 and Vulkan are supported and most games can be player on Medium or High settings, when paired with another 7870, R7 270X or 7850 the perfomance gains are amazing, but sadly Crossfire is not supported across all games and not all supported gaames deliver a satisfactory experience. It's XT variant is based on the Tahiti chip, from the HD 7950, and delivers even better perfomance thanks to a higher shader count but crossfiring outside another XT card, the R9 280 Series or the HD 7900 Series is not supported at all.


Excellent

16 months ago.

buen rendimiento y la puedes encontrar bien barata


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