Average Bench: 27.3% (101st of 621)

Based on 24,274 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 72.7% 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) 95.9fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7870 is just 12.7%. 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) 59.8fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,274 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 Lighting 103 119
77 Reflection 83.8 90.6
130 Parallax 143 158
28.4% 110 fps
Min Avg Max
56.3 MRender 59.8 64.3
88.5 Gravity 95.9 108
82.5 Splatting 87 92.6
25.8% 80.9 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0432) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.152.0.0
Lighting 109
Reflection 90.1
Parallax 147
30% 116 fps
MRender 63.1
Gravity 103
Splatting 94.5
28% 86.9 fps
Sapphire(174B E241) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.7.5
Lighting 112
Reflection 87.5
Parallax 146
30% 115 fps
MRender 62.1
Gravity 98.8
Splatting 88
26% 83 fps
XFX(1682 3250) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 106
Reflection 83
Parallax 136
29% 108 fps
MRender 58.9
Gravity 93.4
Splatting 83.7
25% 78.7 fps
Asus(1043 042A) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 105
Reflection 81.5
Parallax 134
28% 107 fps
MRender 57.6
Gravity 92.2
Splatting 83.1
25% 77.6 fps
PwrHis(1787 2321) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 106
Reflection 82.3
Parallax 136
29% 108 fps
MRender 58.5
Gravity 88.5
Splatting 83.3
24% 76.8 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 114 fps League of Legends: 118 fps World of Tanks: 64 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,394,976 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 24,274 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $203 @ launch in Feb '12)
Sapphire(174B E241) 17% 27% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 17% 29% ± 3%
XFX(1682 3250) 9% 27% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E217) 8% 27% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0432) 6% 27% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2740) 6% 28% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2321) 6% 27% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3255) 5% 30% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 4% 26% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E246) 4% 26% ± 6%
XFX(1682 3251) 4% 27% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2328) 4% 27% ± 5%
AMD(1002 0B04) 3% 26% ± 3%
Asus(1043 042A) 2% 27% ± 1%
Asus(1043 042F) 1% 27% ± 0%
XFX(1682 3252) 1% 28% ± 2%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 29% ± 1%
Device(1545 7870) 1% 25% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2321) 0% 28% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E224) 0% 28% ± 1%
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Gaming 28%
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Desktop
Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $490

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

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1 month ago.

It's a really good card for what it is, which is a reasonably old gaming card. It can run most stuff at around 30 FPS at ultra settings, at least in my experience with it


Excellent

1 day ago.

7870 is worlds best graphics card 7870=r9 270x


Terrible

5 days ago.

It runs 2017 games on High - Ultra.


Excellent

1 month ago.

still rockin in 2019, such an amazing card.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance


Average

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

2 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

12 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

2 years ago.

buen rendimiento y la puedes encontrar bien barata


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