GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6790 vs 670 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

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Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6790

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AMD Radeon HD 6790

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Slightly lower TDP 150W vs 170W More than 10% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 670

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,610 vs 11,945 Around 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much better 3DMark06 score 29,150 vs 18,630 More than 55% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better PassMark score 5,374 vs 2,036 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 9,600 vs 2,887 More than 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 192.3 GB/s vs 134.4 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 33.6 GTexel/s More than 3x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 2,459.5 GFLOPS vs 1,344 GFLOPS Around 85% better floating-point performance
Much better cloud gate factor score 20.91 vs 14.12 Around 50% better cloud gate factor score
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 40 72 more texture mapping units
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Slightly higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 840 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 25.62 GPixel/s vs 13.44 GPixel/s More than 90% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,344 vs 800 544 more shading units
Better video composition score 69.27 frames/s vs 28.77 frames/s Around 2.5x better video composition score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 2,578 vs 845 More than 3x better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6790 vs GeForce GTX 670

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6790
121.42 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 670
97.36 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6790
12.32 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 670
42.55 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6790
750.42 frames/s
GeForce GTX 670
1,143.56 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6790
3,097.7
GeForce GTX 670
3,710.86

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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