Average Bench: 35% (89th of 608)

Based on 25,708 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 64.9% 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) 94.6fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7870 is just 10.8%. 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) 83.1fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 59.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,708 samples)
Min Avg Max
72 Lighting 105 120
73.5 Reflection 83.1 91.1
123 Parallax 142 163
36.6% 110 fps
Min Avg Max
54.9 MRender 59.3 64.5
85.9 Gravity 94.6 108
80.9 Splatting 86.1 93.3
33.9% 80 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(174B E246) 2GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 119
Reflection 82.5
Parallax 167
42% 123 fps
MRender 59.9
Gravity 103
Splatting 89.1
36% 84 fps
Sapphire(174B E246) 2GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 119
Reflection 81.9
Parallax 155
41% 118 fps
MRender 59
Gravity 103
Splatting 89
36% 83.6 fps
Sapphire(174B E217) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 106
Reflection 82.4
Parallax 138
36% 108 fps
MRender 58.7
Gravity 84.9
Splatting 85.7
32% 76.4 fps
Sapphire(174B E241) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Lighting 1.6
Reflection 2.7
Parallax 12.5
2% 5.6 fps
MRender 3.7
Gravity 0.2
Splatting 0.2
1% 1.37 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: 119 fps World of Tanks: 62 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,608,046 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 25,708 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $203 @ launch in Feb '12)
Sapphire(174B E241) 20% 35% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 13% 38% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E217) 9% 34% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0432) 7% 34% ± 6%
MSI(1462 2740) 6% 34% ± 6%
Asus(1043 042A) 5% 35% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2321) 5% 33% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3250) 5% 33% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E246) 4% 37% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 4% 36% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2328) 4% 36% ± 4%
AMD(1002 0B04) 3% 34% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3255) 3% 38% ± 2%
XFX(1682 3251) 3% 34% ± 1%
Asus(1043 042F) 2% 33% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E224) 2% 35% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3252) 1% 36% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 36% ± 2%
Diamond(1092 2321) 0% 32% ± 7%
MSI(1462 2811) 0% 36% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2810) 0% 37% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2321) 0% 31% ± 0%
Device(1545 7870) 0% 36% ± 0%
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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: 76% - Very good Total price: $429

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

9 days ago.

Solid graphics card if you can find the right price.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Price (used)


Poor

18 days ago.

7870 is worlds best graphics card 7870=r9 270x


Excellent

1 month ago.

It runs 2017 games on High - Ultra.


Poor

1 month ago.

too bad


Terrible

16 months ago.

low perfomance


Excellent

20 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

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

6 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

18 months ago.

buen rendimiento y la puedes encontrar bien barata


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