GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 550 Ti among all GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


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


Overall Score

AMD Radeon HD 8870M 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 8870M  based on its compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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Front view of Radeon HD 8870M

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8870M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
More shading units 640 vs 192 448 more shading units
Slightly better sky diver factor score 158.45 vs 136.02 More than 15% better sky diver factor score
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 1,026 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Higher clock speed 900 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 47 vs 19.35 Around 2.5x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 72 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/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

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