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AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Image AMD Pitcairn Image
The Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition is a performance graphics card by AMD, launched in March 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Pitcairn graphics processor, in its Pitcairn XT variant, the card supports DirectX 11.2. The Pitcairn graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 212 mm² and 2,800 million transistors. It features 1280 shading units, 80 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1000 MHz, memory is running at 1200 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, its power draw is rated at 175 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 349 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Pitcairn
GPU Variant: Pitcairn XT
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 2,800 million
Die Size: 212 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Mar 5th, 2012
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 349 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 1000 MHz
Memory Clock: 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 2048 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 154 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1280
TMUs: 80
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 20
Pixel Rate: 32.0 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 80.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,560 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 9.5 inches
241 mm
TDP: 175 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.2
OpenGL: 4.4
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

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Card Notes

128 Z/Stencil ROP Units

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II 1010 MHz 1210 MHz 10.4 inches
ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 10.4 inches
ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP V2 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 10.47 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II V2 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 10.47 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7870 1000 MHz 1200 MHz
Club 3D HD 7870 13'Series 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 8.31 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7870 Eyefinity 6 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 8.31 inches, 6x mini-DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7870 jokerCard 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 8.31 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7870 royalAce 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 10.55 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7870 royalKing 1050 MHz 1200 MHz 8.31 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Club 3D HD 7870 royalQueen 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 8.31 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ColorFire HD 7870 XStorm 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 10.5 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Diamond HD 7870 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 9.8 inches
Diamond HD 7870 Double Diamond Edition 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 9.8 inches
Diamond HD 7870 V2 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 8.2 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE HD 7870 WindForce 3X 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 11.024 inches
GIGABYTE HD 7870 WindForce 3X OC 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 11.02 inches
HIS HD 7870 Fan 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 10.08 inches
HIS HD 7870 IceQ 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 11.69 inches
HIS HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 11.69 inches
HIS HD 7870 IceQ X 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 10.04 inches
HIS HD 7870 IceQ X Turbo 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 10.04 inches
HIS HD 7870 IceQ X Turbo X 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 10.04 inches
MSI HD 7870 Hawk 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 10.905 inches
MSI HD 7870 OC 1050 MHz 1200 MHz 9.49 inches
MSI HD 7870 Power Edition 1020 MHz 1200 MHz 10.433 inches
MSI HD 7870 Twin Frozr III OC 1050 MHz 1200 MHz 10.63 inches
PowerColor Devil HD 7870 1100 MHz 1250 MHz 10.83 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7870 1000 MHz 1200 MHz
PowerColor HD 7870 Eyefinity 6 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 9.055 inches, 6x mini-DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7870 OC 1030 MHz 1200 MHz 8.86 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
PowerColor HD 7870 V2 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 8.86 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 1100 MHz 1225 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
PowerColor PCS+ HD 7870 Vortex II 1150 MHz 1250 MHz 11.22 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7870 Dual-X OC 1050 MHz 1200 MHz 8.86 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7870 FleX 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 10.236 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
Sapphire HD 7870 OC 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 10.24 inches
Sapphire HD 7870 Toxic 1100 MHz 1200 MHz 10.8 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
VisionTek HD 7870 Eyefinity 6 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 9.055 inches, 6x mini-DisplayPort
VisionTek HD 7870 GHz Edition 1000 MHz 1200 MHz
VTX3D HD 7870 Eyefinity 6 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 9.055 inches, 6x mini-DisplayPort
VTX3D HD 7870 X-Edition 1100 MHz 1225 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX Double D HD 7870 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX Double D HD 7870 Black Edition 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7870 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
XFX HD 7870 Black Edition 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Zalman HD 7870 VF3000 1000 MHz 1200 MHz 10.04 inches