GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 XT vs 660 Ti 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

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
GeForce GTX 660 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the GeForce GTX 660 Ti  based on its compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7870 XT

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT

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Higher memory bandwidth 192 GB/s vs 144.2 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,995.2 GFLOPS vs 2,459.5 GFLOPS More than 20% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher metro: last light framerate 79.5 vs 41.1 Around 95% higher metro: last light framerate
Better video composition score 78.52 frames/s vs 48.33 frames/s More than 60% better video composition score
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Slightly more shading units 1,536 vs 1,344 192 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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Generic GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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Better 3DMark06 score 22,997 vs 20,070 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
More texture mapping units 112 vs 96 16 more texture mapping units
Lower TDP 150W vs 185W Around 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7870 XT vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870 XT
345.79 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
102.46 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870 XT
65.4 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
35.9 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

Battlefield 3

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7870 xt has a higher score even without the gaming benchmarks and the 660 ti wins with 7.4 vs 7.6? hmm.
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