GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 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

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Too close to call

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AMD Radeon HD 7870

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Front view of Radeon HD 7870

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
Much better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 16,500 vs 6,200 Around 2.8x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Quieter idle noise level 39.5 dB vs 41.8 dB More than 5% quieter idle noise level
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 200,951 vs 134,925 Around 50% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
More energy-efficient load power consumption 295W vs 318W More than 5% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score 221.6 vs 179.5 Around 25% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2012) score
Better video composition score 64.46 frames/s vs 48.62 frames/s Around 35% better video composition score
Slightly more render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Generic GeForce GTX 660 Ti

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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
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 battlefield 3 framerate 46.4 vs 38.6 More than 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher far cry 3 framerate 37.3 fps vs 29.7 fps More than 25% higher far cry 3 framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 30.3 fps vs 25.8 fps More than 15% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 96.9 fps vs 78.8 fps Around 25% higher battlefield 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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
316.54 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
82.23 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
55.45 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
41.01 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

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7870  vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti 

8.8
9.5
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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