GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 265 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 265 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 265

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 265

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Higher effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz vs 4,200 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 134.4 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better video composition score 88.08 frames/s vs 45.51 frames/s Around 95% better video composition score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 39.83 vs 31.41 More than 25% better fire strike factor score
Front view of Radeon HD 6870

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MSI Radeon HD 6870

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Slightly higher clock speed 930 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,083 GFLOPS vs 1,894.4 GFLOPS Around 10% better floating-point performance
Slightly more shading units 1,120 vs 1,024 96 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 265 vs HD 6870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
247.41 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6870
184.53 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
52.49 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6870
16.41 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
1,385.67 frames/s
Radeon HD 6870
857.8 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
388.99 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 6870
186.69 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
5.12 frames/s
Radeon HD 6870
1.35 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R7 265  vs HD 6870 

9.4
9.2
Sapphire's custom cooler does a good job of keeping the card cool, but I wish it would have been quieter during gaming.
Radeon R7 265

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