GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5870 vs 780

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Passmark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 5870

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Lower TDP 188W vs 250W Around 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 780

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780

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Much better passmark score 8,050 vs 2,612 More than 3x better passmark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 147 vs 62.86 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 20,160 Around 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 14,380 Around 2.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 4,390 Around 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly more memory 3,072 MB vs 1,024 MB 3x more memory
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 62W vs 123W Around 50% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Higher memory bandwidth 288.4 GB/s vs 160 GB/s More than 80% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 166.4 GTexel/s vs 70 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more energy-efficient load power consumption 250W vs 352W Around 30% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Much quieter idle noise level 38 dB vs 42.4 dB More than 10% quieter idle noise level
Better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 2,800 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 80 112 more texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 28 GPixel/s Around 50% higher pixel rate
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 141 fps vs 47.9 fps Around 3x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly quieter load noise level 48.1 dB vs 53.8 dB More than 10% quieter load noise level
Much better passmark direct compute score 4,044 vs 1,376 Around 3x better passmark direct compute score
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 252,908 vs 81,947 More than 3x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Much higher crysis: warhead framerate 71.4 fps vs 33.2 fps Around 2.2x higher crysis: warhead framerate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,600 704 more shading units
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 5870 vs GeForce GTX 780

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Radeon HD 5870 GeForce GTX 780 @ community.futuremark.com

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

Radeon HD 5870 GeForce GTX 780 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 5870  vs GeForce GTX 780 

8.8
9.3
Overclocking works very well and reaches the highest clocks of all GTX 780 cards we tested so far.
GeForce GTX 780

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