GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 vs 7770 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7870 

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

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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 3DMark vantage texture fill score 72.1 vs 36.8 More than 95% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,592 vs 13,398 More than 75% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,301 vs 2,172 Around 2x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 score 23,230 vs 19,307 More than 20% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 72 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,194 vs 3,098 Around 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 1,280 GFLOPS 2x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 40 GTexel/s 2x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 16 GPixel/s 2x higher pixel rate
Better fire strike factor score 60.16 vs 36.59 Around 65% better fire strike factor score
Significantly better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 296.7 vs 215.8 More than 35% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Better video composition score 91.07 frames/s vs 49.58 frames/s Around 85% better video composition score
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher crysis 3 framerate 25.8 fps vs 12.6 fps More than 2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher diablo III framerate 163.4 fps vs 86.3 fps Around 90% higher diablo III framerate
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 44.2 fps vs 23 fps More than 90% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 78.8 fps vs 41.4 fps More than 90% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 200,951 vs 105,396 More than 90% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
More compute units 20 vs 10 Twice as many compute units
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,307 vs 1,354 More than 70% better PassMark direct compute score
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Much more energy-efficient load power consumption 242W vs 295W Around 20% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Significantly lower TDP 80W vs 175W 2.2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7870 vs 7770

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7770
153.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
61.48 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7770
32.3 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
3,359.57
Radeon HD 7770
3,351.4

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7870  vs 7770 

8.8
8.7
The HD 7870 is a very efficient design, so the jokerCard with its Tahiti processor doesn't do well.
Radeon HD 7870

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