Average Bench: 27.1% (133rd of 661)

Based on 35,232 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 72.9% 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) 34.5fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 32.9fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD HD 7870 is just 4.64%. 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) 35.5fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 45.2fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.3 Lighting 34.5 38.1
28.1 Reflection 35.5 38.8
42.3 Parallax 45.2 50
27.9% 38.4 fps
Min Avg Max
28.9 MRender 30.4 32.6
30.5 Gravity 32.9 36.5
24.3 Splatting 25.4 27.2
26.2% 29.6 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Sapphire(174B E246) 2GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 35.1
Reflection 35.8
Parallax 50.9
28% 40.6 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 36.6
Splatting 24.6
29% 30.4 fps
Sapphire(174B E246) 2GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 35.1
Reflection 35.8
Parallax 46.6
28% 39.2 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 36.6
Splatting 24.6
29% 30.4 fps
PwrHis(1787 201C) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 12.104.0.0
Lighting 30.9
Reflection 35.7
Parallax 42.3
25% 36.3 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 31.8
Splatting 24.8
25% 28.8 fps
Sapphire(174B E241) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Lighting 30.3
Reflection 35.4
Parallax 42.3
24% 36 fps
MRender 29.9
Gravity 32
Splatting 24.8
26% 28.9 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $203 @ launch in Feb '12)
Sapphire(174B E241) 17% 27% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 13% 28% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E217) 10% 27% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0432) 9% 27% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 201C) 8% 27% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2321) 8% 27% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3250) 5% 26% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B04) 5% 26% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2328) 4% 28% ± 3%
Asus(1043 042A) 4% 26% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E246) 3% 29% ± 1%
XFX(1682 3255) 3% 29% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3251) 3% 26% ± 0%
Asus(1043 042F) 2% 26% ± 3%
MSI(1462 2740) 2% 25% ± 4%
XFX(1682 3252) 2% 27% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E224) 1% 27% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 29% ± 0%
Device(1545 7870) 1% 25% ± 2%
MSI(1462 2810) 0% 29% ± 0%
Diamond(1092 7870) 0% 26% ± 0%
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Typical HD 7870 Builds (Compare 11,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 20%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $488

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Added 6 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

It runs 2017 games on High - Ultra.


Good

3 months ago.

still rockin in 2019, such an amazing card.


Excellent

4 months ago.

This gpu is beast even in 2020!


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance


Average

22 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

4 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

13 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

12 days ago.

hasta pleno 2021 rinde bastante bien si la consideramos en gama de entrada, aunque no se hasta cuando darán soporte de drivers.


Good

23 days ago.

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


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