Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition vs GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 30 Jun 2010
Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 28 May 2014
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
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Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX TITAN Z

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX TITAN Z

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 5870 Mac EditionGeForce GTX TITAN Z
GPU NameCypress (Cypress XT)vsGK110B (GK110-430-B1)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size334 mm²vs561 mm²
Transistors2,154 millionvs7,080 million
Shaders1600vs2880
Compute Units20vs15
Core clock850 MHzvs705 MHz
ROPs32vs48
TMUs80vs240

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 5870 Mac EditionGeForce GTX TITAN Z
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs384 bit x2
Memory Speed1195 MHz
4780 MHz effective
vs1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs6144 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 5870 Mac EditionGeForce GTX TITAN Z
TDP228 wattsvs375 watts
Release Date30 Jun 2010vs28 May 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    27.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX TITAN Z
    84.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    68.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX TITAN Z
    338.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    153.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX TITAN Z
    672.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    2720.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX TITAN Z
    8122.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better