GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon HD 4850

GeForce GTX 1070
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jun 2016
GeForce GTX 1070
Radeon HD 4850
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4850


Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1070
  • Radeon HD 4850

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1070

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 1207% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4850

40 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 1070 .
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 1070

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1070

The GeForce GTX 1070 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1070Radeon HD 4850
GPU NameGP104 (GP104-200-A1)vsRV770 (RV770 PRO)
Fab Process16 nmvs55 nm
Die Size314 mm²vs256 mm²
Transistors7,200 millionvs956 million
Compute Units15vs10
Core clock1506 MHzvs625 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1070Radeon HD 4850
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Bus Width256 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs993 MHz
1986 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs512 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1070Radeon HD 4850
TDP150 wattsvs110 watts
Release Date10 Jun 2016vs25 Jun 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1070
    96.40 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 4850
    10.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1070
    180.70 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 4850
    25.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1070
    256.30 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 4850
    63.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1070
    5783.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 4850
    1000.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1070
  • Radeon HD 4850

Points (higher is better)