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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7730 v2 Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 769% 115%
Hitman 3 1031% 180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 695% 97%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 669% 90%
FIFA 21 338% 9%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1123% 203%
Far Cry 6 1158% 211%
Genshin Impact 769% 115%
Battlefield 6 1031% 180%
Resident Evil 8 769% 115%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 7730 v2.

The HD 7870 has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7730. This results in the HD 7870 providing 61.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7870 has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the HD 7730. This results in the HD 7870 providing 25.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7730 was released less than a year after the HD 7870, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 7730 v2 and the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 7870 has 126.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7730, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7870 is massively better than the HD 7730.

The Radeon HD 7730 v2 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7730 is 261 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1099. The HD 7870 having 838 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7870 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7730.

The Radeon HD 7730 v2 requires 47 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 7730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs1010 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde LEGCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 May 2013vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.3
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1600x900
4.8
vs green tick
9.3
1920x1080
3.2
vs green tick
7.2
2560x1440
2.3
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5.4
3840x2160
1.5
vs green tick
3.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1210 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs154.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs1280
Actual Shader Performance13%vs53%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs80
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs80.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs32.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7730 v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First revision of the 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 Cape Verde LE which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 47W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below a GeForce GT 640.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7730 v2.
Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7870. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include the DirectCU II cooling solution which is 20% more effective than the reference cooler, according to Asus and a small increase in the core-clock to 1010MHz as well as in the memory clock to 1210MHz.
Benchmarks indicate almost no performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870 and so its performance is on level with the it as the boost is beneath 1%.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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