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

6.4

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7770 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7770  based on its noise and power.

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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
Significantly lower TDP 80W vs 188W 2.4x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5870

Reasons to consider the
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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
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 70 GTexel/s vs 40 GTexel/s 75% higher texture rate
Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 4,500 MHz More than 10% higher effective memory clock speed
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 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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7770 vs 5870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
155.98 mHash/s
Radeon HD 5870
134.18 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
32.43 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5870
18.8 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
596.06 frames/s
Radeon HD 5870
980.53 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
3,358.44
Radeon HD 5870
3,354.97

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7770
3,699.87
Radeon HD 5870
3,712.06

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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