GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 470 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

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7790 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7790  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7790

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7790

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Much better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 51.1 vs 31.5 More than 60% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Much more energy-efficient load power consumption 249W vs 385W More than 35% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 110W vs 135W Around 20% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much quieter load noise level 37.8 dB vs 53.1 dB Around 30% quieter load noise level
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 3,348 MHz Around 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Much quieter idle noise level 37.5 dB vs 41.5 dB Around 10% quieter idle noise level
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 19,360 vs 15,350 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Slightly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 5,670 vs 4,342 More than 30% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 837 MHz Around 80% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 896 vs 448 Twice as many shading units
Significantly lower TDP 85W vs 215W 2.5x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 470

Reasons to consider the
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 22,622 vs 15,490 More than 45% better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 96 GB/s Around 40% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 40 vs 16 24 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7790 vs GeForce GTX 470

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
218.89 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 470
96.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
40.43 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
827.47 frames/s
GeForce GTX 470
977.11 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
3,359.42
GeForce GTX 470
3,352.38

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7790
3,717.87
GeForce GTX 470
3,711.56

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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