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Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon HD 7870 XT

Intro

The Geforce GTX 760 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 980 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1502 MHz on this particular card. It features 1152 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7870 XT, which comes with core speeds of 925 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 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

The Geforce GTX 760, in theory, should be a small bit faster 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 is a little bit (approximately 6%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering 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

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is superior to the Radeon HD 7870 XT, though only just barely. (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 maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential 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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