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Front view of Radeon HD 6870

MSI Radeon HD 6870

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R5 235X

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AMD Radeon R5 235X

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Significantly lower TDP 18W vs 151W 8.4x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6870

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MSI Radeon HD 6870

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Much higher memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 9.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 2,594 vs 370 More than 7x better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,200 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,083 GFLOPS vs 280 GFLOPS Around 7.5x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 3.5 GPixel/s More than 8.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 52.08 GTexel/s vs 7 GTexel/s Around 7.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,120 vs 160 960 more shading units
More texture mapping units 56 vs 8 48 more texture mapping units
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
More compute units 14 vs 2 12 more compute units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,156 vs 239 More than 4.8x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R5 235X vs HD 6870

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

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