GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6870 vs 660M among all 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

Noise and Power

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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
MSI Radeon HD 6870 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI Radeon HD 6870  based on its gaming, 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
MSI Radeon HD 6870

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,860 vs 2,369 More than 10x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 16,393 vs 9,803 More than 65% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s vs 64 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 2,575 vs 1,389 More than 85% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 930 MHz vs 835 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,083.2 GFLOPS vs 641.3 GFLOPS Around 3.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 6.68 GPixel/s Around 4.5x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,120 vs 384 736 more shading units
Higher texture rate 52.1 GTexel/s vs 26.72 GTexel/s Around 95% higher texture rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher dead space 3 framerate 85 fps vs 49.5 fps More than 70% higher dead space 3 framerate
Better sky diver factor score 219.49 vs 147.49 Around 50% better sky diver factor score
More texture mapping units 56 vs 32 24 more texture mapping units
Better manhattan score 3,716.02 vs 3,439.22 Around 10% better manhattan score
Higher diablo III framerate 127 fps vs 67 fps Around 90% higher diablo III framerate
Higher dirt3 framerate 53.4 vs 29.5 More than 80% higher dirt3 framerate
Slightly better CLBenchmark raytrace score 64,817 vs 43,913 Around 50% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Front view of GeForce GTX 660M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 14,704 vs 4,218 Around 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly lower TDP 50W vs 151W 3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6870 vs GeForce GTX 660M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
212.73 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660M
36.65 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
15.88 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660M
10.82 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
3,358.1
GeForce GTX 660M
3,351.59

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
3,716.02
GeForce GTX 660M
3,439.22

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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