GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 460 vs 5870 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 460 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 460  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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AMD Radeon RX 460

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Front view of Radeon RX 460

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 460

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 460

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Higher clock speed 1,090 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,293 vs 2,605 Around 65% better PassMark score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 40% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 40% higher memory clock speed
Better particle simulation score 427.7 mInteraction/s vs 178.45 mInteraction/s Around 2.5x better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,520 vs 1,396 More than 80% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 75W vs 188W 2.5x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 5870

Reasons to consider the
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Much better manhattan score 3,712.06 vs 1,966.19 Around 90% better manhattan score
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 112 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,800 GFLOPS vs 2,150.4 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,600 vs 896 704 more shading units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly higher pixel rate 28 GPixel/s vs 19.2 GPixel/s More than 45% higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
More compute units 20 vs 14 6 more compute units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 460 vs HD 5870

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
239.24 mHash/s
Radeon HD 5870
134.18 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
55.39 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 5870
18.8 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
968.86 frames/s
Radeon HD 5870
980.53 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
1,742.38
Radeon HD 5870
3,354.97

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
1,966.19
Radeon HD 5870
3,712.06

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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