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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6870 1600SP

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1600SP

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Better floating-point performance 2,880 GFLOPS vs 1,983 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,600 vs 768 832 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 48 32 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,291 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 4,200 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 41.3 GPixel/s vs 28.8 GPixel/s Around 45% higher pixel rate
Significantly lower TDP 75W vs 175W 2.3x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6870 1600SP  vs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 

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

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
28.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
41.3 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
72 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
62 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
2,880 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
1,983 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


Radeon HD 6870 1600SP  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Cypress GP107
Clock speed 900 MHz 1,291 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 6870 1600SP Edition 850 MHz 1 GB None

raw performance

Shading units 1,600 768
Texture mapping units 80 48
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s 41.3 GPixel/s
Texture rate 72 GTexel/s 62 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,880 GFLOPS 1,983 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 6870 1600SP  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 
Memory clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,200 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s 112.1 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 175W 75W


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