GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 265 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 265 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R7 265  based on its noise and power.

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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 4,800 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 15% higher memory bandwidth
Better video composition score 88.08 frames/s vs 64.46 frames/s More than 35% better video composition score
Higher memory clock speed 1,400 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 150W vs 175W Around 15% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7870

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7870

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,560 GFLOPS vs 1,894.4 GFLOPS More than 35% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 80 GTexel/s vs 59.2 GTexel/s More than 35% higher texture rate
Better fire strike factor score 50.19 vs 39.83 More than 25% better fire strike factor score
More shading units 1,280 vs 1,024 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Slightly more compute units 20 vs 16 4 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 265 vs HD 7870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
247.41 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7870
294.21 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
52.49 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7870
55.45 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 265
1,385.67 frames/s
Radeon HD 7870
1,221.5 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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