GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6870 vs 6790 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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 2,887 More than 8.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 16,393 vs 11,945 More than 35% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher clock speed 930 MHz vs 840 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Slightly better PassMark score 2,594 vs 2,036 More than 25% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,083 GFLOPS vs 1,344 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 13.44 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better sky diver factor score 217.52 vs 145.68 Around 50% better sky diver factor score
Higher texture rate 52.08 GTexel/s vs 33.6 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,120 vs 800 320 more shading units
More texture mapping units 56 vs 40 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly more compute units 14 vs 10 4 more compute units
Front view of Radeon HD 6790

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AMD Radeon HD 6790

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Much better 3DMark06 score 18,630 vs 4,218 Around 4.5x better 3DMark06 score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6870 vs 6790

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
184.53 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6790
121.42 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
16.41 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6790
12.32 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
857.8 frames/s
Radeon HD 6790
750.42 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6870
3,716.04
Radeon HD 6790
3,097.7

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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