Loading build...
Loading...
Your Shops

AMD HD 3000 Series

Radeon HD 3870 X2

The Radeon HD 3870 X2 is clocked at 825 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 528.

3.6

AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2

help iconCore Speed825 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size55nm
help iconArchitectureR600 RV670 XThelp iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate13.2 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units16
help iconRelease Date28 Jan 2008help iconPixel Rate13.2 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power165Whelp iconDirectX10.1
help iconMemory1024MBhelp iconShader Model4.1
help iconMemory Speed900MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.3
help iconMemory Bus256 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR4help iconHDMI Connections0
help iconSPUs640help iconDVI Connections2
help iconSPU Performance528help iconVGA Connections0

Radeon HD 3870 X2 compatibility review

Overall, the AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 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 This graphics card is now over 9 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies.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 X2, 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 X2 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 528, the AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2 processes shading and special graphical effects with no trouble at all. The GPU is quite power-hungry at 165 Watts, however.

Merchant Comparison
Merchant Price
amazon $299.99
Custom PC Builder Auto PC Builder Compare GPU All Graphics Card list
Best Compatible Hardware by Price
Type :
$ $
  • Alan Wake
    40
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    60
    Far Cry 2
    35
    Dead Space
    43
    Silent Hill: Homecoming
    30
    Portal
    60
  • Diablo III
    70
    Mafia 2
    37
    Sims 3
    80
    Portal
    60
    Assassins Creed
    49
    Tom Clancy Splinter Cell: Conviction
    41
  • Rage
    56
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    30
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    90
    Need For Speed: Carbon
    70
    Alan Wake
    40
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    50
  • Mirrors Edge
    62
    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
    60
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

Radeon HD 3870 X2 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 47
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 24
The Elder Scrolls V 44
Blade and Soul 45
Need for Speed: The Run 50
Sleeping Dogs 32
Team Fortress 2 60
Medium FPS

Similar Graphics to AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2