GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5870 vs 560 Ti among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti  based on its benchmarks and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 5870

Reasons to consider the
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Better floating-point performance 2,800 GFLOPS vs 1,459.2 GFLOPS More than 90% better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,160 vs 17,648 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly more shading units 1,600 vs 384 1216 more shading units
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 134.4 GB/s Around 20% higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 28 GPixel/s vs 15.2 GPixel/s Around 85% higher pixel rate
Slightly more texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Better 3DMark06 score 16,518 vs 14,380 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 3,533 vs 2,604 More than 35% better PassMark score
Slightly higher clock speed 950 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better manhattan score 3,716.33 vs 3,272.36 Around 15% better manhattan score
Better sky diver factor score 227.92 vs 198.58 Around 15% better sky diver factor score
Slightly better T-Rex score 2.76 frames/s vs 1.78 frames/s More than 55% better T-Rex score
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 57.3 fps vs 47.9 fps Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly lower TDP 170W vs 188W Around 10% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 5870 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
244.11 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
64.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
17.17 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
28.44 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
982.4 frames/s
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
953.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 5870  vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti 

8.8
9.2
I like the big "900 MHz Overclocked" on the front, which quickly lets you identify the card as an overclocked SKU.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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