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ATI Radeon HD 3870

Graphics Processor
RV670
Cores
320
TMUs
16
ROPs
16
Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
GDDR4
Bus Width
256 bit
The Radeon HD 3870 was a performance-segment graphics card by ATI, launched on November 19th, 2007. Built on the 55 nm process, and based on the RV670 graphics processor, in its RV670 XT variant, the card supports DirectX 10.1. Since Radeon HD 3870 does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. The RV670 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 192 mm² and 666 million transistors. It features 320 shading units, 16 texture mapping units, and 16 ROPs. ATI has paired 512 MB GDDR4 memory with the Radeon HD 3870, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 777 MHz, memory is running at 1126 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connector, with power draw rated at 106 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. Radeon HD 3870 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 241 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 269 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
RV670
GPU Variant
RV670 XT
(215-0708005)
Architecture
TeraScale
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
55 nm
Transistors
666 million
Die Size
192 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Nov 19th, 2007
Generation
Radeon R600
(HD 3800)
Predecessor
Radeon R500 PCIe
Successor
Radeon R700
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
269 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews
80 in our database

Relative Performance

22%
GeForce 210
28%
GeForce 9400 GT
34%
Radeon HD 4550
44%
Radeon HD 5450
51%
Radeon HD 6450
54%
GeForce GT 520
67%
GeForce GT 220
88%
GeForce GT 430
89%
Radeon HD 5570
97%
Radeon HD 4670
100%
Radeon HD 3870
102%
GeForce GT 440
104%
GeForce GT 240
119%
GeForce 9600 GT
127%
Radeon HD 5670
136%
GeForce GT 640
140%
GeForce 9800 GT
146%
Radeon HD 6670
151%
Radeon HD 4830
161%
Radeon HD 4770
170%
Radeon HD 4850
174%
GeForce GTS 250
179%
GeForce GTS 450
185%
Radeon HD 5750
211%
Radeon HD 7750
213%
Radeon HD 5770
217%
GeForce GTX 260
219%
Radeon HD 4870
220%
Radeon Vega 8
222%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
224%
GeForce GTX 650
237%
Radeon HD 5830
249%
Radeon HD 6790
253%
Radeon HD 4890
263%
GeForce GTX 460
265%
Radeon RX Vega 11
267%
GeForce GT 1030
270%
GeForce GTX 275
271%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
271%
GeForce GTX 280
276%
GeForce GTX 465
290%
Radeon HD 6850
295%
GeForce GTX 285
317%
Radeon HD 5850
323%
Radeon HD 7790
323%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
336%
Radeon RX 550
337%
GeForce GTX 470
349%
Radeon HD 6870
373%
Radeon HD 5870
384%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
386%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
393%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
395%
Radeon HD 6950
409%
GeForce GTX 295
414%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
417%
Radeon HD 7850
424%
GeForce GTX 480
444%
Radeon HD 6970
453%
Radeon R7 265
460%
Radeon RX 460
460%
Radeon R7 370
462%
GeForce GTX 660
463%
GeForce GTX 570
471%
Radeon RX 560
500%
GeForce GTX 950
504%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
517%
Radeon R9 270X
523%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
525%
GeForce GTX 580
530%
GeForce GTX 1050
531%
Radeon HD 7950
541%
Radeon HD 5970
556%
GeForce GTX 760
599%
GeForce GTX 670
614%
GeForce GTX 960
630%
Radeon R9 380
634%
Radeon R9 285
640%
Radeon HD 7970
647%
GeForce GTX 680
662%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
679%
GeForce GTX 770
695%
Radeon HD 6990
712%
Radeon R9 280X
722%
GeForce GTX 590
722%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
800%
GeForce GTX 780
829%
GeForce GTX 1650
880%
Radeon RX 470
892%
Radeon R9 290
941%
Radeon RX 570
952%
Radeon R9 390
957%
Radeon R9 290X
970%
GeForce GTX 970
983%
GeForce GTX TITAN
996%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
1010%
Radeon R9 390X
1015%
Radeon HD 7990
1020%
Radeon RX 480
1028%
GeForce GTX 690
1056%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
1070%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
1083%
Radeon RX 580
1092%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
1106%
GeForce GTX 980
1116%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
1120%
Radeon R9 FURY
1170%
Radeon RX 590
1232%
Radeon R9 295X2
1239%
GeForce GTX 1660
1253%
Radeon R9 FURY X
1275%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
1308%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
1392%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
1422%
GeForce GTX 1070
1422%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
1514%
Radeon RX Vega 56
1606%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
1630%
Radeon RX 5600 XT
1652%
Radeon RX Vega 64
1675%
GeForce RTX 2060
1675%
GeForce GTX 1080
1744%
Radeon RX 5700
1881%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
1950%
GeForce RTX 2070
1989%
GeForce RTX 3060
1996%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
2019%
Radeon VII
2071%
TITAN X Pascal
2134%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
2157%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
2226%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
2294%
GeForce RTX 2080
2432%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
2491%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
2535%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
2730%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
2918%
GeForce RTX 3070
3122%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
3216%
Radeon RX 6800
3691%
Radeon RX 6800 XT
3792%
GeForce RTX 3080
4012%
Radeon RX 6900 XT
4248%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
4290%
GeForce RTX 3090
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080, 4K for 2080 Ti and faster.
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
777 MHz
Memory Clock
1126 MHz
2.3 Gbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
GDDR4
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
72.06 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
320
TMUs
16
ROPs
16
Compute Units
4
L2 Cache
256 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
12.43 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
12.43 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
497.3 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
99.46 GFLOPS (1:5)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
241 mm
9.5 inches
TDP
106 W
Suggested PSU
300 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
B339

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
3.3 (full)
4.0 (partial)
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
4.1

RV670 GPU Notes

Codename: Boom
Graphics/Compute: GFX3
Display Core Engine: 2.0
Unified Video Decoder: 1.0

RV670 Chip Numbers:
RV670 XT (215-0708017)
RV670 XTX ES (215-0708001)

OpenGL 4.0: 53% Support
OpenGL 4.1: 71% Support
OpenGL 4.2: 16% Support

Retail boards based on this design (11)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS HD 3870 Magic 777 MHz 855 MHz GDDR3, 229 mm/9 inches, Single-slot
ASUS HD 3870 TOP 851 MHz 1143 MHz 229 mm/9 inches, Single-slot
Diamond Viper HD 3870 Ruby Edition 850 MHz 950 MHz 1024 MB, GDDR3, 229 mm/9 inches
Diamond Viper HD 3870 Ruby Edition 820 MHz 1200 MHz 229 mm/9 inches
HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo 850 MHz 1190 MHz
Sapphire HD 3870 777 MHz 1126 MHz
Sapphire HD 3870 Atomic 825 MHz 1200 MHz Single-slot
Sapphire HD 3870 Toxic II 800 MHz 1152 MHz Single-slot
Sapphire HD 3870 Ultimate 800 MHz 1152 MHz Single-slot
Sapphire HD 3870 Vapor-X 800 MHz 1100 MHz 1024 MB, Single-slot
VisionTek HD 3870 777 MHz 1126 MHz GDDR3, Single-slot
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