GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6870 vs 550 Ti among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

MSI Radeon HD 6870 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI Radeon HD 6870  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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MSI Radeon HD 6870

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Front view of Radeon HD 6870

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6870

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,860 vs 15,553 Around 55% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 47.5 fps vs 31.4 fps More than 50% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 16,393 vs 9,923 More than 65% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,083 GFLOPS vs 691.2 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s vs 98.5 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 2,594 vs 1,926 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 score 4,218 vs 2,272 More than 85% better 3DMark06 score
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 7.2 GPixel/s Around 4.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more shading units 1,120 vs 192 928 more shading units
Better sky diver factor score 217.52 vs 136.02 Around 60% better sky diver factor score
Higher texture rate 52.08 GTexel/s vs 28.8 GTexel/s More than 80% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
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Lower TDP 116W vs 151W Around 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6870 vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
184.53 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
16.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/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

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