Radeon_HD_8870M
AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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How well can the Radeon HD 8870M run games
This Radeon HD 8870M graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the Radeon HD 8870M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 8870M in your PC? This Radeon HD 8870M graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

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The Radeon HD 8870M is released on the 01 Apr 2013
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Architecture
GCN 1.1 Venus XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
40
Texture Rate
31 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
12 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
640
Driver Support
-
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.2
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1125 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
72GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
725 MHz
Boost Clock
775 MHz
Power
Max Power
50 Watts
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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Radeon HD 8870M Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 8870M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.


GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Venus XT which has 10 Compute Units activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 725MHz and goes up to 775MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1125MHz.


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


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it is suited for 17" or larger laptops.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670M.


System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8870M.


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Sup guys. Is this card better than 750m for gaming ?

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yes it is. my friend have i5 4210u with 8870m and his brother 750m with i5 4200m both 8gb ram and with 8870m can get up to 10 fps more in some games in others like 1 fps better.

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Hello guys i want to buy a laptop(Laptop DELL 17.3'' Inspiron 17 3737, Procesor Intel® Core™ i7-4500U 1.8GHz Haswell, 8GB, 1TB, Radeon HD 8870M 2GB).
I want to know how good is this Gpu in games. :)

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Your gpu, is it a ddr3 or a gdrr5 ?

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it's a gddr5 ;)

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I have THIS laptop, exactly this one.
It is quite good, due to the dual core cpu you have some bottleneck In cpu demanding games, while you got some gpu bottleneck in others, but it's pretty much ok for the money. If I had 200 euros more I would go for quad core cpu and this/better gpu with a full hd screen. the screen is a glare one :S
also, do NOT update to win 8.1, and if you do, go back to 8

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Would this pair well with an Core i7 4500U? Would it bottleneck this GPU?

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I'm playing metro: last light on core i7 4500U + HD8870M (resolution: 1600x900 high settings) and have no problems. I think this CPU and GPU are good pair.

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dell inspiron 3737 FTW :-)

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well at least AMD claims it to be 90% better than gt 650M ^^

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Well this is a high-end GPU ;)

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same amount of pipelines as gtx 680mx, wow!

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Not comparable though. Totally difference architectures :D

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