Radeon HD 7870
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65 FPS
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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
80 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1280
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star empty star
Release Price
$349.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
175 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
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Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 7870 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7870 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Pitcairn XT which has 20 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1200MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 175W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon HD 7870 competes with GeForce GTX 660 Ti but its performance was only slightly above the lower positioned GeForce GTX 660 and so GeForce GTX 660 Ti was considerably faster.


System Suggestions
Radeon HD 7870 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Minhaj1's Rig
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thoughts in 2017
(going to pair with r5 1400)

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I just picked up one of these bad boys (a Diamond Gigahertz edition) to throw into my rig

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Is it compatible with my pc?!

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Buy a better cpu for this card or buy a lower gpu.

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will my cpu bottleneck this card?

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I dont think it should, they should work pretty well :)

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Worth the upgrade?

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Hard to say, but if you have some good deal then yes

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Hey guys, I am thinking about purchasing this card. As GTA 5 is telling me that this card is their recommended system requirements.
Do you think this is worth buying to upgrade my current gpu and how well would it go with my cpu? Thanks.

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your cpu wont cause bottleneck, dont worry .. and 7870 will be great upgrade from 5850 .. but if you can strech your budget a little more, i suggest you to buy HD 7950 .. it has 3GB vram, and today games are Vram hungry :)

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Hey. Chuske, your post was made at the perfect time for me thanks for your input. I just had a best offer buy it now accepted at £70 on the internet but i'm still hesitent becuause of the only 2gb part. I am looking into that 7950 now.

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That extra 1 gb of ram could well be worth the extra money in the long run giving that there isnt a vast differance in the 2 prices :)

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Overkill for me?
WTF because it's Witcher III's minimum GPU is GTX 660

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of course man with this resolution your gpu is absolutely overkill but when it comes to witcher 3 I dunno

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I'm gonna be upgrading my pc and was wondering if anyone could tell me if this GPU goes well with and will run well with:
Motherboard: GA-78LMT-S2P (My current)
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I'm hoping to run Dragon Age 3: Inquisition on the high to ultra settings if anyone could help i would much appreciate.

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go for an FX-6300 instead and you'll be good to go m8

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Would this be a good upgrade for me? Or should I get a better card, like from R9 series?

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r9 280x or even 285 is a good choice for you

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Hey guys, would my cpu bottleneck this card, because I have the money for it but not the money to upgrade my cpu too, I use a resolution of 1050p?

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