Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 

Released September, 2008
  • 660 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR3

It can handle most games at 1920x1080 using low detail settings, and more demanding games are still playable at 1680x1050 or 1280x720.
by Don-Woligroski (Aug, 2012)
The recommendation is definitely to use DVI or HDMI.
by Don-Woligroski (Aug, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

Features Key features of the Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2
108.8 GB/s
GeForce GTX 260M
60.8 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2
21.12 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 460M
5.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 260M
8.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2
21.12 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 260M
30.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 460M
21.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2
844.8 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 260M
GeForce GTX 460M
518.4 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand ATI
GPU name M88
Market Laptop
Clock speed 660 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 640
Texture mapping units 32
Render output processors 32
Compute units 8
Pixel rate 21.12 GPixel/s
Texture rate 21.12 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 844.8 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 850 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,700 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 108.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 110W
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