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Radeon HD 7870 XT vs Radeon R9 285

Intro

The Radeon HD 7870 XT has clock speeds of 925 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 285, which features GPU core speed of 918 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1375 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1792 SPUs, 112 TAUs, 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 R9 285 8500 points
Radeon HD 7870 XT 6390 points
Difference: 2110 (33%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon R9 285 18 Mh/s
Radeon HD 7870 XT 15 Mh/s
Difference: 3 (20%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7870 XT 185 Watts
Radeon R9 285 190 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (3%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 7870 XT is 9% quicker than the Radeon R9 285 overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 7870 XT 192000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 285 176000 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (9%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 285 is a bit (about 16%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7870 XT. (explain)

Radeon R9 285 102816 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7870 XT 88800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14016 (16%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7870 XT should be a bit (about 1%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 285, and will be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 7870 XT 29600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 285 29376 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 224 (1%)

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 Radeon HD 7870 XT Radeon R9 285
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year November 2012 September 2014
Code Name Tahiti LE Tonga PRO
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 925 MHz 918 MHz
Memory Speed 6000 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 185 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 192000 MB/sec 176000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 88800 Mtexels/sec 102816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29600 Mpixels/sec 29376 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 1792
Texture Mapping Units 96 112
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4313 million 5000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.4

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should 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 processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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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.

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