Average Bench: 26.6% (153rd of 683)

Based on 41,044 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 6818, 1002 679E Models: AMD Radeon HD 7800, ASUS HD7870, AMD Radeon HD 7870

Very poor average bench

The AMD HD 7870 averaged 73.4% 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) 33.8fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 32.3fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7870 is just 4.59%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD HD 7870 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 35.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 43.9fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,044 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.7 Lighting 33.8 37.6
26.7 Reflection 35.3 38.7
39.8 Parallax 43.9 49.5
27.3% 37.7 fps
Min Avg Max
27.5 MRender 29.7 32
30.2 Gravity 32.3 35.7
22.8 Splatting 24.8 27.1
25.7% 28.9 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(174B E241) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 32.6
Reflection 35.9
Parallax 42.9
26% 37.1 fps
MRender 29.5
Gravity 31.6
Splatting 24.6
25% 28.6 fps
Asus(1043 042A) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 32.5
Reflection 36.1
Parallax 43.3
26% 37.3 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 31.6
Splatting 24.9
25% 28.8 fps
Sapphire(174B E217) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 32.8
Reflection 36.3
Parallax 25.1
26% 31.4 fps
MRender 19.7
Gravity 32
Splatting 24.8
24% 25.5 fps
MSI(1462 2740) 2GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 23
Reflection 34.1
Parallax 24.9
19% 27.3 fps
MRender 31.9
Gravity 17.8
Splatting 24.7
16% 24.8 fps
PowerColor(148C 2321) 2GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 36.6
Parallax 44.5
0% 27.1 fps
MRender 30.6
Gravity 32.4
Splatting 25.3
26% 29.4 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,217,101 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $203 @ launch in Feb '12)
Sapphire(174B E241) 14% 26% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 12% 28% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E217) 11% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0432) 9% 26% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2740) 6% 27% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2321) 5% 26% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2328) 5% 27% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E246) 5% 28% ± 4%
Asus(1043 042A) 4% 26% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3250) 4% 26% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B04) 4% 26% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3255) 4% 28% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 4% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 042F) 4% 26% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3251) 3% 25% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3252) 3% 27% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E224) 2% 26% ± 0%
Device(1545 7870) 1% 24% ± 2%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 26% ± 1%
Diamond(1092 7870) 0% 25% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2321) 0% 26% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2810) 0% 28% ± 0%
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Typical HD 7870 Builds (Compare 16,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 20%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $502

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 Comments

Added 8 years ago.

Poor

17 days ago.

It runs 2017 games on High - Ultra.


Good

13 months ago.

for being a 2012 GPU it gets really good framerate, obliviously you can't play AAA games but it's still good


Good

20 months ago.

still rockin in 2019, such an amazing card.


Good

8 months ago.

This gpu is beast even in 2020!


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance


Average

3 years ago.

Compared to other cards from its time, it was the best in OEM PCs.


Excellent

5 years 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

5 years 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.


Poor

2 years ago.

Although fairly decent at the time it came out, nowadays it's completely obsolete, and if you are trying to get a used one for a budget build, it's better to settle for a GTX 670 or GTX 770.


Good

16 months ago.

still very capable, can play basically all titles on 720p and some in 900p or 1080p


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