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Radeon HD 5870 vs Radeon R7 370 2G

Intro

The Radeon HD 5870 uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 1200 MHz on this specific card. It features 1600(320x5) SPUs as well as 80 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which comes with core clock speeds of 975 MHz on the GPU, and 1400 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 2G 110 Watts
Radeon HD 5870 188 Watts
Difference: 78 Watts (71%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R7 370 2G should perform a bit faster than the Radeon HD 5870 overall. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 179200 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5870 153600 MB/sec
Difference: 25600 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5870 is a bit (approximately 9%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 370 2G. (explain)

Radeon HD 5870 68000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 62400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5600 (9%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 2G is a bit (more or less 15%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon HD 5870, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 31200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5870 27200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4000 (15%)

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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Radeon HD 5870

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Radeon R7 370 2G

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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.

Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 5870 Radeon R7 370 2G
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year September 23, 2009 June 2015
Code Name Cypress XT Trinidad
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 850 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 4800 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 188 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 153600 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 68000 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27200 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1600(320x5) 1024
Texture Mapping Units 80 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2154 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card 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 in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 5870

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Radeon R7 370 2G

Amazon.com

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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.

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