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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8760

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8760

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 915 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 80W vs 151W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6870

Reasons to consider the
ASUS Radeon HD 6870

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Higher memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s vs 72 GB/s More than 85% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,050 GFLOPS vs 1,280 GFLOPS More than 60% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 29.28 GPixel/s vs 16 GPixel/s Around 85% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 1,120 vs 640 480 more shading units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 56 vs 40 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly more compute units 14 vs 10 4 more compute units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8760  vs Radeon HD 6870 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 8760
72 GB/s
Radeon HD 6870
134.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 8760
16 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6870
29.28 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 8760
40 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6870
51.24 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8760
1,280 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6870
2,050 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 8760  vs
Radeon HD 6870 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Cape Verde XT Barts XT
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz 915 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None AMD Radeon HD 6870 900 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 640 1,120
Texture mapping units 40 56
Render output processors 16 32
Compute units 10 14
Pixel rate 16 GPixel/s 29.28 GPixel/s
Texture rate 40 GTexel/s 51.24 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,280 GFLOPS 2,050 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 8760  vs
Radeon HD 6870 
Memory clock speed 1,125 MHz 1,050 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz 4,200 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 72 GB/s 134.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 80W 151W

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