GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 6870 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

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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 R7 260X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 260X

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 55% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 930 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 55% higher memory clock speed
Better T-Rex score 3.67 frames/s vs 1.35 frames/s Around 2.8x better T-Rex score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,681 vs 1,156 More than 45% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 115W vs 151W Around 25% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6870

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,860 vs 11,820 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 16,393 vs 6,931 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 47.5 fps vs 40.1 fps Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Much higher diablo III framerate 127 fps vs 76.9 fps More than 65% higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark06 score 4,218 vs 1,903 Around 2.2x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s Around 70% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 1,120 vs 896 224 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs HD 6870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
222.35 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6870
184.53 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6870
16.41 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
804.99 frames/s
Radeon HD 6870
857.8 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,357.58
Radeon HD 6870
3,356.74

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,715.1
Radeon HD 6870
3,709.21

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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If you actually go to the source where you guys got the 3dmark11 graphics score for the 6870 it's 4218, not 26000. The high score was the 3dmark06 score.
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