Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition vs GeForce 505 OEM

Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 6 Jan 2009
Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition
GeForce 505 OEM
Memory: 512Mb DDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 6 Jan 2013
GeForce 505 OEM
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Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce 505 OEM

125 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition GeForce 505 OEM
GPU Name RV770 (RV770 PRO) vs GT218 (GT218-300-B1)
Fab Process 55 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 256 mm² vs 57 mm²
Transistors 956 million vs 260 million
Shaders 800 vs 16
Compute Units 10 vs 2
Core clock 750 MHz vs 589 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 4
TMUs 40 vs 8

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition GeForce 505 OEM
Memory Type GDDR5 vs DDR3
Bus Width 256 bit vs 64 bit
Memory Speed 850 MHz
3400 MHz effective
vs 600 MHz
1200 MHz effective
Memory Size 512 Mb vs 512 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition GeForce 505 OEM
TDP 150 watts vs 25 watts
Release Date 6 Jan 2009 vs 6 Jan 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition
    12.00 GP/s
  • GeForce 505 OEM
    2.36 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition
    30.00 GT/s
  • GeForce 505 OEM
    4.71 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition
    109.00 GB/s
  • GeForce 505 OEM
    9.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition
    1200.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce 505 OEM
    44.86 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better