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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 2,257.9 GFLOPS Around 30% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,600 vs 1,152 448 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GTX 760

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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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
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher clock speed 980 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 94.1 GTexel/s vs 72 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 96 vs 80 16 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6870 1600SP  vs GeForce GTX 760 

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

GeForce GTX 760
192.3 GB/s

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 760
23.52 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
72 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 760
94.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6870 1600SP
2,880 GFLOPS
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


Radeon HD 6870 1600SP  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Cypress GK116
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz 980 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 1,152
Texture mapping units 80 96
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s 23.52 GPixel/s
Texture rate 72 GTexel/s 94.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,880 GFLOPS 2,257.9 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 6870 1600SP  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
Memory clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,200 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s 192.3 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 175W 170W


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