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AMD Radeon HD 7870M
The Radeon HD 7870M is a graphics card by AMD, launched in April 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Heathrow graphics processor, in its Heathrow XT variant, the card supports DirectX 11.1. The Heathrow graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 123 mm² and 1,500 million transistors. It features 640 shading units, 40 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. AMD has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 800 MHz, memory is running at 1000 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 7870M for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1280x720.
Its power draw is rated at 45 W maximum. Radeon HD 7870M is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.
||Apr 24th, 2012
||PCIe 3.0 x16
4000 MHz effective