Radeon_HD_8870M
AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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How well can the Radeon HD 8870M run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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.

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.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 8870M? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. This PC hardware upgrade performs 424% better and can run 846 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 8870M then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB as this is better than 486 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 313% better performance as well.
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The Radeon HD 8870M is released on 01 Apr 2013

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GPU
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
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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Resolution Performance
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6.4
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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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Radeon HD 8870M vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Radeon HD 8870M Extras
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