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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7870 Club3D jokerCard 2GB Edition Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Hitman 3 172% 58%
Cyberpunk 2077 109% 21%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 91% 11%
Resident Evil 8 109% 21%
FIFA 21 6% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 194% 71%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 85% 7%
Genshin Impact 109% 21%
Far Cry 6 203% 76%
The Medium 161% 51%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7870 Club3D jokerCard 2GB Edition.

The HD 7870 and the R9 270X have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the R9 270X has 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7870. As a result, the R9 270X exhibits a 80 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7870. 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 and the R9 270X have the same core clock speed of 1000 MHz, but the R9 270X has 32 more Render Output Units than the HD 7870. As a result, the R9 270X exhibits a 32 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7870. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 270X was released over a year more recently than the HD 7870, and so the R9 270X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7870.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The R9 270X has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 7870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 270X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270X has 204.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7870, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the HD 7870.

The Radeon HD 7870 Club3D jokerCard 2GB Edition has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1088 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The R9 270X having 1197 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7870.

The Radeon HD 7870 Club3D jokerCard 2GB Edition requires 175 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7870 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 185 Watts more than the HD 7870 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7870.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn XTGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date05 Mar 2012vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
9.2
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1920x1080
7.2
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9.6
2560x1440
5.4
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3840x2160
3.7
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2560
Actual Shader Performance52%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs160
Texture Rate80 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate32 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7870 Club3D jokerCard 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon HD 7870, created by Club3D.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
Club 3D CoolStream features high performance heatpipes that keeps the components cool and outperforms standard cooling solutions. Paired with a unique fan blade design it increases airflow while reducing noise.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, Radeon HD 7870 Club3D jokerCard 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 7870.
Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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