GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 vs 6290 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

5.8

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 179 More than 129.8x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better PassMark score 4,339 vs 136 Around 32x better PassMark score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,592 vs 414 Around 57x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 12.8 GB/s Around 12x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 1,600 MHz 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 104 GFLOPS More than 24.5x better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,194 vs 1,513 More than 4x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 5.2 GTexel/s Around 15.5x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 2.6 GPixel/s More than 12.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more shading units 1,280 vs 80 1200 more shading units
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Significantly more texture mapping units 80 vs 8 72 more texture mapping units
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly more compute units 20 vs 2 18 more compute units
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 2,360 vs 43 Around 55x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 800 MHz 50% higher memory clock speed
Better manhattan score 3,714.8 vs 591.83 More than 6.2x better manhattan score
Front view of Radeon HD 6290

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AMD Radeon HD 6290

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Much lower TDP 19W vs 175W 9.2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7870 vs 6290

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

3DMark06 Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 9 GPU performance

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
3,352.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

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