PowerColor HD7870 PCS+ Review

3D Mark

PowerColor HD7870 PCS+ Review

3D Mark Vantage

Looking at the P Scores it's worth remembering that I have a lot less CPU power available to me than Tom with his mental 3960X, so the result will suffer a little in such a CPU dominant score. Indeed looking at those one would assume we're dealing with a card along similar lines to the GTX560Ti. However as the quality stretches into the Extreme preset we can see that the HD7870 PCS+ is only 1000 points behind the HD7950 which is right where we'd expect it to be given the pricing.

3D Mark 11

On to 3D Mark 11 which is far better at relying upon the GPU to take the strain we see the PCS+ really makes the most of its overclock, passing the stock HD7950 with ease. As it's pushed so hard by PowerColor already our overclock doesn't give us a huge boost, but any free performance is nice.

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Next»

Most Recent Comments

11-04-2012, 09:22:03

The 7870 is the only next gen card that is worth the price to performance ratio in my opinion, especially given the overclockabillity to the level of a stock 7950, still more than they should be but definitely good cards.Quote

11-04-2012, 09:32:12

Great review, and what an impressive card!Quote

11-04-2012, 10:23:30


Firstly we know only too well how many of you don't want to faff about with overclocking your card and will always look for one that comes out of the box with a blazing speed attached to it.

I'd hope that's not too true.Quote

11-04-2012, 10:40:49

Great review Quote

11-04-2012, 10:41:10

Nice looking card............and it performs ! Quote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.