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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs Radeon HD 4870 2GB

Intro

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

Compare that to the Radeon HD 4870 2GB, which comes with GPU core speed of 750 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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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

The Radeon HD 4870 2GB should in theory be just 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 is much (about 106%) more effective at AF 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 running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is superior to the Radeon HD 4870 2GB, by far. (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.

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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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core 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 applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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