GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7790 vs 470

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 6 more

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Passmark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7790 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7790  based on its 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 higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 3,348 MHz Around 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Much quieter load noise level 37.8 dB vs 53.1 dB Around 30% quieter load noise level
Significantly more energy-efficient load power consumption 249W vs 385W More than 35% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 51.1 vs 31.5 More than 60% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly more energy-efficient idle power consumption 110W vs 135W Around 20% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
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
Much higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 837 MHz Around 80% higher memory clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,792 GFLOPS vs 1,254 GFLOPS Around 45% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher texture rate 56 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
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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Better 3DMark06 score 22,622 vs 15,490 More than 45% better 3DMark06 score
More render output processors 40 vs 16 24 more render output processors
Higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 96 GB/s Around 40% higher memory bandwidth
Wider memory bus 320 bit vs 128 bit 2.5x wider memory bus

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

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

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