Radeon HD 5870 vs GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Radeon HD 5870
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 23 Sep 2009
Radeon HD 5870
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 28 May 2014
GeForce GTX TITAN Z

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5870

187 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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 5870GeForce 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 5870GeForce GTX TITAN Z
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs384 bit x2
Memory Speed1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
vs1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs6144 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 5870GeForce GTX TITAN Z
TDP188 wattsvs375 watts
Release Date23 Sep 2009vs28 May 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

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

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

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

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 5870
    154.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX TITAN Z
    672.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

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

GFLOPs - higher is better