Average Bench: 26% (118th of 639)

Based on 35,190 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 73.9% 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) 105fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 97.3fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7870 is just 4.16%. 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) 84fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 144fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,190 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.8 Lighting 105 118
77.1 Reflection 84 90.5
133 Parallax 144 160
27.7% 111 fps
Min Avg Max
56.6 MRender 59.9 64
89.9 Gravity 97.3 108
82.8 Splatting 86.9 92.8
26.1% 81.4 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(174B E241) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.4.1
Lighting 113
Reflection 88.4
Parallax 147
30% 116 fps
MRender 62.4
Gravity 99.5
Splatting 89.1
27% 83.7 fps
MSI(1462 2740) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Lighting 109
Reflection 86.7
Parallax 142
29% 112 fps
MRender 60.2
Gravity 97.9
Splatting 88.4
26% 82.2 fps
Sapphire(174B E217) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.2.2
Lighting 105
Reflection 83.1
Parallax 138
28% 109 fps
MRender 58.7
Gravity 93.5
Splatting 86.1
25% 79.4 fps
Asus(1043 042A) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver:
Lighting 107
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 148
28% 112 fps
MRender 58.4
Gravity 92.8
Splatting 85.8
25% 79 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,714,481 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 35,190 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $203 @ launch in Feb '12)
Sapphire(174B E241) 20% 26% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 13% 27% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E217) 11% 26% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2321) 7% 26% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3250) 7% 25% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2740) 6% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0432) 6% 26% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 5% 25% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B04) 5% 25% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E246) 4% 28% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2328) 4% 28% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3255) 3% 28% ± 1%
Asus(1043 042A) 3% 25% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3251) 2% 25% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 26% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E224) 1% 26% ± 1%
Asus(1043 042F) 1% 25% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3252) 1% 26% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 7870) 1% 25% ± 1%
MSI(1462 2810) 1% 27% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2321) 0% 26% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $504

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Added 6 years ago.

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4 months ago.

best bang for the money compared to the rx560


Terrible

9 months ago.

It runs 2017 games on High - Ultra.


Excellent

10 months ago.

still rockin in 2019, such an amazing card.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance


Average

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

3 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.


Excellent

22 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.


Poor

2 months 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

buen rendimiento y la puedes encontrar bien barata


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