Radeon HD 4870 vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Radeon HD 4870
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4870
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Memory: 896Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 4870GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
GPU NameRV770 (RV770 PRO)vsGT200 (G200-103-A2)
Fab Process55 nmvs65 nm
Die Size256 mm²vs576 mm²
Transistors956 millionvs1,400 million
Shaders800vs216
Compute Units10vs9
Core clock750 MHzvs576 MHz
ROPs16vs28
TMUs40vs72

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4870GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Bus Width256 bitvs448 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
vs999 MHz
1998 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs896 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4870GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
TDP150 wattsvs182 watts
Release Date25 Jun 2008vs16 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