GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 XT vs 7870 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 7870 XT 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT  based on its benchmarks.

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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 effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 4,800 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 192 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 25% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,700 vs 23,592 More than 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 8,470 vs 6,194 More than 35% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 72 vs 38.6 More than 85% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,200 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 80 16 more texture mapping units
Better video composition score 78.52 frames/s vs 64.46 frames/s More than 20% better video composition score
Slightly more compute units 24 vs 20 4 more compute units
Front view of Radeon HD 7870

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AMD Radeon HD 7870

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Better 3DMark06 score 23,230 vs 20,070 More than 15% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 925 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7870 XT vs 7870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870 XT
345.79 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870 XT
65.4 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870
55.45 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870 XT
1,230.47 frames/s
Radeon HD 7870
1,221.5 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
3,352.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

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Dual-X best...
7870 xt is a beast!!!
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