GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7870 vs 7850 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

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 860 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 23,230 vs 20,570 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly better PassMark score 4,339 vs 3,813 Around 15% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 1,761.3 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 55 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 1,024 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 50.19 vs 43.94 Around 15% better fire strike factor score
More compute units 20 vs 16 4 more compute units
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,360 vs 1,854 More than 25% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of Radeon HD 7850

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Much better manhattan score 3,712.8 vs 1,859.5 Around 2x better manhattan score
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 55 vs 38.6 More than 40% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Lower TDP 130W vs 175W More than 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7870 vs 7850

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7850
249.48 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
60.32 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7850
45.68 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
1,680.46
Radeon HD 7850
3,358.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7870
1,859.5
Radeon HD 7850
3,712.8

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Crysis 3

Battlefield 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 7870  vs 7850 

8.8
9.1
We see very good overclocking potential for GPU clock, which is the best of all HD 7850 cards that we've reviewed so far.
Radeon HD 7850

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7870 for the win
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