GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 vs 660 Ti


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), Crysis: Warhead (2012), Batman: Arkham City and 4 more


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

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4, Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and 3 more

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7870

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7870

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 915 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Quieter idle noise level 39.5 dB vs 41.8 dB More than 5% quieter idle noise level
Significantly better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 16,500 vs 6,200 Around 2.8x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Slightly more energy-efficient load power consumption 295W vs 318W More than 5% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 200,951 vs 134,925 Around 50% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Slightly more render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 221.6 vs 179.5 Around 25% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Front view of GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Generic GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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Much higher dead space 3 framerate 159.2 fps vs 133 fps Around 20% higher dead space 3 framerate
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,687 vs 23,592 More than 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Slightly better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 86.4 vs 72.1 Around 20% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 80 GTexel/s Around 30% higher texture rate
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 217.7 fps vs 163.4 fps Around 35% higher diablo III framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 112 vs 80 32 more texture mapping units
Higher far cry 3 framerate 37.3 fps vs 29.7 fps More than 25% higher far cry 3 framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 96.9 fps vs 78.8 fps Around 25% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 30.3 fps vs 25.8 fps More than 15% higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly lower TDP 150W vs 175W Around 15% lower TDP

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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

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

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7870  vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti 

This isn't just a game - it's a masterpiece - a very large sandbox game that rejects the quality-quantity inverse proportionality.
GeForce GTX 660 Ti


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