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Radeon HD 7870 vs Radeon R9 380 4G

Intro

The Radeon HD 7870 features a clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1200 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1280 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 380 4G, which comes with clock speeds of 970 MHz on the GPU, and 1425 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1792 SPUs as well as 112 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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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 R9 380 4G 8837 points
Radeon HD 7870 6230 points
Difference: 2607 (42%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon R9 380 4G 21 Mh/s
Radeon HD 7870 16 Mh/s
Difference: 5 (31%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7870 175 Watts
Radeon R9 380 4G 190 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R9 380 4G should in theory be a small bit better than the Radeon HD 7870 in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 380 4G 182400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7870 153600 MB/sec
Difference: 28800 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 380 4G will be a lot (more or less 36%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 7870. (explain)

Radeon R9 380 4G 108640 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7870 80000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 28640 (36%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7870 will be a little bit (about 3%) better at FSAA than the Radeon R9 380 4G, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 7870 32000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 380 4G 31040 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 960 (3%)

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 7870

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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 7870 Radeon R9 380 4G
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year March 2012 June 2015
Code Name Pitcairn XT Antigua PRO
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 970 MHz
Memory Speed 4800 MHz 5700 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 175 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 153600 MB/sec 182400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 80000 Mtexels/sec 108640 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 32000 Mpixels/sec 31040 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1280 1792
Texture Mapping Units 80 112
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2800 million 5000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at 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 card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill 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 reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 7870

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Radeon R9 380 4G

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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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