Radeon HD 6350 vs Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Radeon HD 6350
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 7 Feb 2011
Radeon HD 6350
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6350

156 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition .
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 6350Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
GPU NameCedar (Cedar PRO)vsPitcairn (Pitcairn XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size59 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistors292 millionvs2,800 million
Shaders80vs1280
Compute Units2vs20
Core clock650 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs4vs32
TMUs8vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 6350Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed400 MHz
800 MHz effective
vs1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 6350Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
TDP19 wattsvs175 watts
Release Date7 Feb 2011vs5 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6350
    2.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6350
    5.20 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 6350
    6.40 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 6350
    104.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better