Radeon_HD_7870M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M

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How well can the Radeon HD 7870M run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon HD 7870M 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 7870M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7870M in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon HD 7870M graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7870M? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile which is 424% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 846 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon HD 7870M is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB, which is 313% more powerful and can run 486 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon HD 7870M was released on 24 Apr 2012

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.0 Heathrow XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
40
Texture Rate
32 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
13 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
640
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1000 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
64GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
800 MHz
Power
Max Power
45 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 7870M Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon HD 7870M is a Performance Mobile 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 Heathrow XT which has 10 Compute Units activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 800MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, 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 1000MHz.


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 45W, it is suited for 17" or larger laptops.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its 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 7870M.


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Radeon HD 7870M 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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Popular Game System Requirements
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 40% 60%
Half-Life: Alyx 352% 548%
Grand Theft Auto VI 300% 554%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 164% 488%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 164% 488%
Radeon HD 7870M Extras
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