GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7770 vs 5870 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7770

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7770

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 19,307 vs 14,380 Around 35% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better manhattan score 3,715.1 vs 3,272.36 Around 15% better manhattan score
Significantly lower TDP 80W vs 188W 2.4x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5870

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 72 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,160 vs 13,398 More than 50% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,800 GFLOPS vs 1,280 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,600 vs 640 960 more shading units
Higher texture rate 70 GTexel/s vs 40 GTexel/s 75% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 28 GPixel/s vs 16 GPixel/s 75% higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better T-Rex score 1.78 frames/s vs -1 frames/s More than 275% better T-Rex score
More compute units 20 vs 10 Twice as many compute units
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher battlefield 3 framerate 47.9 fps vs 41.4 fps More than 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7770 vs 5870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
153.66 mHash/s
Radeon HD 5870
244.11 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
33.84 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5870
17.17 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
595.96 frames/s
Radeon HD 5870
982.4 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
3,351.4
Radeon HD 5870
3,358.57

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
3,715.1
Radeon HD 5870
3,272.36

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7770  vs 5870 

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