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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs Radeon HD 4870 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti features a core clock speed of 1290 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It features 768 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 4870 2GB, which has a core clock speed of 750 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It features 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 75 Watts
Radeon HD 4870 2GB 150 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 4870 2GB should be a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 4870 2GB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 114688 MB/sec
Difference: 512 (0%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be quite a bit (more or less 106%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4870 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 61920 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 2GB 30000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 31920 (106%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is superior to the Radeon HD 4870 2GB, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 41280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 2GB 12000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 29280 (244%)

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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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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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 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Radeon HD 4870 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2016 Jun 25, 2008
Code Name GP107-400 RV770 XT
Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1290 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 114688 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 61920 Mtexels/sec 30000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 41280 Mpixels/sec 12000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 800(160x5)
Texture Mapping Units 48 40
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3300 million 956 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, 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 amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can 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 Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Radeon HD 4870 2GB

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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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