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Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon HD 7870 XT

Intro

The Geforce GTX 760 features a GPU core speed of 980 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1502 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1152 SPUs, 96 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 7870 XT, which comes with a core clock speed of 925 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1536 SPUs, 96 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon HD 7870 XT 6390 points
Geforce GTX 760 5923 points
Difference: 467 (8%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon HD 7870 XT 15 Mh/s
Geforce GTX 760 13 Mh/s
Difference: 2 (15%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Geforce GTX 760 170 Watts
Radeon HD 7870 XT 185 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Geforce GTX 760 should theoretically be a small bit better than the Radeon HD 7870 XT overall. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7870 XT 192000 MB/sec
Difference: 256 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 will be a small bit (approximately 6%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 7870 XT. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7870 XT 88800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5280 (6%)

Pixel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 should be a little bit (more or less 6%) better at FSAA than the Radeon HD 7870 XT, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7870 XT 29600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1760 (6%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model Geforce GTX 760 Radeon HD 7870 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2013 November 2012
Code Name GK104 Tahiti LE
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 980 MHz 925 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 185 watts
Bandwidth 192256 MB/sec 192000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 94080 Mtexels/sec 88800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 31360 Mpixels/sec 29600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 1536
Texture Mapping Units 96 96
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3540 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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Geforce GTX 760

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Radeon HD 7870 XT

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

2 Responses to “Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon HD 7870 XT”
ItsTheGamerEdit says:

Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 just beats the AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT 😀
Ok i'm set ik wat to get

Usman says:

This shows gtx 760 is better than amd 7870xt

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