Select any two GPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7730 v2 XFX Core 4GB Edition 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 XFX Core 4GB Edition.

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 over a year more recently than the HD 7870, and so the HD 7730 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7870.

The HD 7730 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 7870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 7870 has superior memory performance.

The HD 7870 has 134.1 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 XFX Core 4GB Edition 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 XFX Core 4GB Edition 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 Date11 Jul 2013vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed650 MHzvs1210 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth20.8GB/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 Connections0vs-
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/Crossfirenovsyes
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 XFX Core 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Middle-Class Radeon HD 7730 v2, created by XFX.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating was reduced from 900MHz to 650MHz.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 4K Gaming, a Larger Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate no performance over the reference 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
-
-