GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 260X vs 7870 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

6.4

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7870 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7870  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 7870

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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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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 11,820 vs 6,194 More than 90% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,500 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,625 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 35% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 115W vs 175W Around 35% lower TDP
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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,230 vs 1,903 Around 12.2x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,592 vs 6,931 Around 3.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 4,339 vs 3,128 Around 40% better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 78.8 fps vs 40.1 fps More than 95% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Much higher far cry 3 framerate 29.7 fps vs 20.2 fps More than 45% higher far cry 3 framerate
Much higher diablo III framerate 163.4 fps vs 76.9 fps More than 2x higher diablo III framerate
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s More than 80% higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 1,971.2 GFLOPS Around 30% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better fire strike factor score 50.19 vs 33.7 Around 50% better fire strike factor score
Higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 61.6 GTexel/s Around 30% higher texture rate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 25.8 vs 6.8 More than 3.8x higher crysis 3 framerate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 1,280 vs 896 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
Higher crysis 3 framerate 25.8 fps vs 15.4 fps Around 70% higher crysis 3 framerate
More compute units 20 vs 14 6 more compute units
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,360 vs 1,681 More than 40% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 260X vs HD 7870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
222.35 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
43.73 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870
55.45 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,357.58
Radeon HD 7870
3,352.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 260X
3,715.1
Radeon HD 7870
3,714.8

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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