Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

Radeon HD 4870 512MB vs Radeon R7 360

Intro

The Radeon HD 4870 512MB comes with core clock speeds of 750 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 800(160x5) SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 360, which features GPU clock speed of 1050 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1625 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 768 Stream Processors, 48 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 360 100 Watts
Radeon HD 4870 512MB 150 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (50%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 4870 512MB is 11% quicker than the Radeon R7 360 in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 4870 512MB 115200 MB/sec
Radeon R7 360 104000 MB/sec
Difference: 11200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 360 should be quite a bit (about 68%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 4870 512MB. (explain)

Radeon R7 360 50400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 512MB 30000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 20400 (68%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 360 is a lot (about 40%) better at FSAA than the Radeon HD 4870 512MB, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon R7 360 16800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 512MB 12000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4800 (40%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

Radeon HD 4870 512MB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon R7 360

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Specifications

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model Radeon HD 4870 512MB Radeon R7 360
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Jun 25, 2008 June 2015
Code Name RV770 XT Tobago
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 750 MHz 1050 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 6500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 115200 MB/sec 104000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 30000 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12000 Mpixels/sec 16800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800(160x5) 768
Texture Mapping Units 40 48
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 956 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core 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 that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. 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 output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

Radeon HD 4870 512MB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon R7 360

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield