Radeon HD 4870 vs GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

Radeon HD 4870
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4870
GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2014
GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 4870
    153%
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4870

Around 53% higher average synthetic performance.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

112 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4870 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 4870

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 4870

The Radeon HD 4870 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
GPU Name RV770 (RV770 PRO) vs GK208 ()
Fab Process 55 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 256 mm² vs 87 mm²
Transistors 956 million vs unknown
Shaders 800 vs 384
Compute Units 10 vs 2
Core clock 750 MHz vs 902 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 8
TMUs 40 vs 16

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 64 bit
Memory Speed 900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
vs 1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective
Memory Size 512 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4870 GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
TDP 150 watts vs 38 watts
Release Date 25 Jun 2008 vs 18 Jun 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870
    12.00 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    7.22 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870
    30.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    14.43 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4870
    115.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    40.10 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4870
    1200.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    692.70 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 4870
    2400
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    1560

Points (higher is better)