PowerColor HD 7870 PCS reviews

50 customer reviews

+ This graphics card has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of installation.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 50 reviews.
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David, Newcastle

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great Card performs superbly in everything I can throw at it. Windows performance index at 7.9 up from 7.3 on my previous card.
Bad points:
Very long card, quite difficult to fit into a standard midid tower and had to reconfigure my drives in order to get it seated properly.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2013

Scott,

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Has 3 outputs which I required
Bad points:
Cursor sporadically corrupting. Crashes, monitors blinking off/on etc. Never had these problems with Nvidia cards. Will not buy another AMD card. PC used with this is completely stable with Nvidia (tested with GT610, and GTX680), as soon as this one's used, there's problems. Do not recommend AMD.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of installation 10.0
Image quality 2.0
Features 3.0
Compatibility 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2013

james, casual gamer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
plays any game 60 fps on high at 1080
cool and pretty quiet
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2013

nigel, Cardiff occasional PC builder

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
According to the benchmarks, excellent performance per £. Works well, not too noisy. Chose this as it had Tomb Raider and BioShock download keys. Nice games! Cable adaptors included.
Bad points:
Seems to be a lot of weight for the PCIE slot plus rear slot screw, but I think these types of "card" are probably all the same.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Feb 2013

James, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great for Unreal Engine, Maya, 3ds Max, Zbrush, Photoshop etc etc.

Tested on Bioshock Infinite, Tombraider and BF3 all maxed. Never seen them drop below 60 FPS.

Looks slick and stays quite cool despite single fan cooler.

Cannot hear it in my tower, it's nice and silent.

Perfect for multi-monitor setups.
Bad points:
Nothing extra comes with it part from a single display adapter.

Not even a Crossfire bridge in case you wanna use another 7870 Tahiti or 7900 series with it.

Single fan cooler, should have been double for the price you pay for it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2013

Stephen,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Running all that i chuck at it. I'm well happy
Bad points:
Case too small / power on side of card. (just about fits in my case)
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of installation 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2013

ash,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great Cooler providing you don't have a card in the slot under the core fan. Handles most games well and isn't too noisy.
Bad points:
No voltage control
First card received was unstable at stock clocks, rma and replacement works great
Hit 95 degree with a pci card in the slot underneath so aborted the test!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of installation 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2013

Product Features

Connectivity PCI-E
RAM in MB 2048
Speed (Mbps) 1100
Type of Memory GDDR5
DVI Interface Yes

Also known as: PowerColor Radeon HD, PowerColor HD7870 PCS+, PowerColor HD 7870 PCS+, PowerColor HD 7870 2GB, PowerColor HD 7870

 

Manufacturer's Description

The gigahertz barrier has been broken. Armed with a stunning 1GHz GPU based on the revolutionary GCN Architecture, the AMD Radeon HD 7870 is quite simply engineered to reign supreme.

The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. Face it: the best just got better.

PCI Express 3.0 has arrived, and the AMD Radeon HD 7870 is ready. Get superior performance in multi-GPU configurations thanks to unprecedented bandwidth and AMD CrossFire technology.

Leave no performance behind. Get higher clocks and faster gaming with AMD PowerTune technology on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.

AMD ZeroCore Power technology allows your AMD Radeon HD 7870 to consume virtually no power in its idle state. It even shuts down secondary GPUs in AMD CrossFire technology mode to save power when they’re unneeded.

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