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Radeon HD 4870 1GB vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The Radeon HD 4870 1GB makes use of a 55 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 750 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this card. It features 800(160x5) SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 560, which has core clock speeds of 1175 MHz on the GPU, and 7000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
Radeon HD 4870 1GB 150 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (88%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 4870 1GB should be 0% quicker than the Radeon RX 560 overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 4870 1GB 115200 MB/sec
Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
Difference: 512 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 will be much (more or less 151%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon HD 4870 1GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 1GB 30000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 45200 (151%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 will be much (about 57%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon HD 4870 1GB, and should be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 1GB 12000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6800 (57%)

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 4870 1GB

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Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 4870 1GB Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Jun 25, 2008 May 2017
Code Name RV770 XT Baffin
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 750 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 115200 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 30000 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12000 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800(160x5) 1024
Texture Mapping Units 40 64
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 14 nm
Transistors 956 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, 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 applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka 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, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 4870 1GB

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Radeon RX 560

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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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