Radeon HD 4870 vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Radeon HD 4870
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4870

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Memory: 896Mb GDDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 16 Sep 2008
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
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Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4870

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 GTX 260 Core 216

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 4870

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
GPU Name RV770 (RV770 PRO) vs GT200 (G200-103-A2)
Fab Process 55 nm vs 65 nm
Die Size 256 mm² vs 576 mm²
Transistors 956 million vs 1,400 million
Shaders 800 vs 216
Compute Units 10 vs 9
Core clock 750 MHz vs 576 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 28
TMUs 40 vs 72

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR3
Bus Width 256 bit vs 448 bit
Memory Speed 900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
vs 999 MHz
1998 MHz effective
Memory Size 512 Mb vs 896 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4870 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
TDP 150 watts vs 182 watts
Release Date 25 Jun 2008 vs 16 Sep 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870
    12.00 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
    16.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870
    30.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
    41.50 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4870
    115.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
    112.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4870
    1200.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
    536.50 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better