GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 vs 5430 among all 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

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7870 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7870  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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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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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,230 vs 3,082 More than 7.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 500 MHz 2x higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 4,339 vs 181 Around 24x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,592 vs 750 Around 31.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 12.8 GB/s Around 12x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 1,600 MHz 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 80 GFLOPS 32x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 4 GTexel/s 20x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 2 GPixel/s 16x higher pixel rate
Much better fire strike factor score 50.19 vs 2.07 More than 24.2x better fire strike factor score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,194 vs 3,082 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
More shading units 1,280 vs 80 1200 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 8 72 more texture mapping units
More compute units 20 vs 1 19 more compute units
Better particle simulation score 340.67 mInteraction/s vs 25.06 mInteraction/s More than 13.5x better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,360 vs 57 Around 41.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 800 MHz 50% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Mobility Radeon HD 5430

Reasons to consider the
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5430

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Much lower TDP 7W vs 175W 25x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7870 vs Mobility Radeon HD 5430

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
315.28 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
55.45 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
1,224.5 frames/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

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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