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GeForce GTX 470 vs Radeon HD 4870 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 470 features core clock speeds of 607 MHz on the GPU, and 837 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 448 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4870 1GB, which has a GPU core clock speed of 750 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4870 1GB 150 Watts
GeForce GTX 470 215 Watts
Difference: 65 Watts (43%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 470 should theoretically be a little bit faster than the Radeon HD 4870 1GB overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 133920 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4870 1GB 115200 MB/sec
Difference: 18720 (16%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 470 will be just a bit (more or less 13%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 4870 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 33992 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 1GB 30000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3992 (13%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 470 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 24280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 1GB 12000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 12280 (102%)

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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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 470 Radeon HD 4870 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 2010 Jun 25, 2008
Code Name GF100 RV770 XT
Memory 1280 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 607 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed 3348 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 215 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 133920 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33992 Mtexels/sec 30000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 24280 Mpixels/sec 12000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 448 800(160x5)
Texture Mapping Units 56 40
Render Output Units 40 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3000 million 956 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 470

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Radeon HD 4870 1GB

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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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