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AMD HD 3000 Series

Radeon HD 3870

The Radeon HD 3870 is clocked at 777 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 249.


AMD Radeon HD 3870

help iconCore Speed777 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size55nm
help iconArchitectureR600 RV670 XThelp iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate12.4 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units16
help iconRelease Date19 Nov 2007help iconPixel Rate12.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power106Whelp iconDirectX10.1
help iconMemory512MBhelp iconShader Model4.1
help iconMemory Speed1126MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.3
help iconMemory Bus256 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR4help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs320help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance249help iconVGA Connections1

Radeon HD 3870 compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 3870 has average performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 13 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. Driver support has been discontinued for the AMD Radeon HD 3870, so beware of graphical glitches or games just not running.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 3870 would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 249, the AMD Radeon HD 3870 processes shading and special graphical effects a mediocre rate. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 106 Watts, however.

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Radeon HD 3870 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Battlefield 3 38
Battlefield 4 34
Grand Theft Auto IV 47
Far Cry 3 43
Crysis 2 48
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 30
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