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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

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Slightly better floating-point performance 2,720 GFLOPS vs 2,257.9 GFLOPS More than 20% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,600 vs 1,152 448 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GTX 760

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 980 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 192.3 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 25% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 94.1 GTexel/s vs 68 GTexel/s Around 40% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 96 vs 80 16 more texture mapping units
Lower TDP 170W vs 228W More than 25% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6  vs GeForce GTX 760 

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

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

GeForce GTX 760
23.52 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 760
94.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 760
2,257.9 GFLOPS

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

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name Cypress GK116
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 850 MHz 980 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,600 1,152
Texture mapping units 80 96
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s 23.52 GPixel/s
Texture rate 68 GTexel/s 94.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,720 GFLOPS 2,257.9 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s 192.3 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 228W 170W

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