Radeon HD 6870 vs GeForce GTX 650

Radeon HD 6870
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Oct 2010
Radeon HD 6870
GeForce GTX 650
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 27 Nov 2013
GeForce GTX 650

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 6870
    157%
  • GeForce GTX 650
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon HD 6870
    158%
  • GeForce GTX 650
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6870

58% higher gaming performance.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 650

86 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 6870 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 6870

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 6870

The Radeon HD 6870 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (38 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 6870 GeForce GTX 650
GPU Name Barts (Barts XT) vs GK106 ()
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 255 mm² vs 221 mm²
Transistors 1,700 million vs 2,540 million
Shaders 1120 vs 384
Compute Units 14 vs 2
Core clock 900 MHz vs 1058 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 16
TMUs 56 vs 32

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 6870 GeForce GTX 650
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 1050 MHz
4200 MHz effective
vs 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 6870 GeForce GTX 650
TDP 151 watts vs 65 watts
Release Date 21 Oct 2010 vs 27 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6870
    28.80 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    8.46 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6870
    50.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    33.90 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 6870
    134.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    80.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 6870
    2016.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 650
    812.50 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 6870
    4540
  • GeForce GTX 650
    2880

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Alan Wake

  • Radeon HD 6870
    45
  • GeForce GTX 650
    25.2

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • Radeon HD 6870
    48.7
  • GeForce GTX 650
    35.8

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • Radeon HD 6870
    30.9
  • GeForce GTX 650
    23.5

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    61.8
  • GeForce GTX 650
    44.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • Radeon HD 6870
    30.8
  • GeForce GTX 650
    18.8

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    31.3
  • GeForce GTX 650
    21.6

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • Radeon HD 6870
    85.1
  • GeForce GTX 650
    51.7

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • Radeon HD 6870
    32.4
  • GeForce GTX 650
    20.7

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • Radeon HD 6870
    52.5
  • GeForce GTX 650
    34.5

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • Radeon HD 6870
    36.1
  • GeForce GTX 650
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • Radeon HD 6870
    17.6
  • GeForce GTX 650
    11.5

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • Radeon HD 6870
    39.8
  • GeForce GTX 650
    20.5

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    39
  • GeForce GTX 650
    19.4

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • Radeon HD 6870
    49.6
  • GeForce GTX 650
    30.6

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • Radeon HD 6870
    106.7
  • GeForce GTX 650
    83.4

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • Radeon HD 6870
    48
  • GeForce GTX 650
    29.9

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    28.3
  • GeForce GTX 650
    18.6

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • Radeon HD 6870
    27.1
  • GeForce GTX 650
    22.7

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • Radeon HD 6870
    52.8
  • GeForce GTX 650
    32.6

FPS (higher is better)

Alan Wake

  • Radeon HD 6870
    28.1
  • GeForce GTX 650
    15

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • Radeon HD 6870
    30.2
  • GeForce GTX 650
    21.4

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • Radeon HD 6870
    17.6
  • GeForce GTX 650
    13.9

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    38.4
  • GeForce GTX 650
    26.3

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • Radeon HD 6870
    18.8
  • GeForce GTX 650
    11.1

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    19
  • GeForce GTX 650
    12.5

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • Radeon HD 6870
    59.4
  • GeForce GTX 650
    34.5

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • Radeon HD 6870
    22.2
  • GeForce GTX 650
    13.3

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • Radeon HD 6870
    36.9
  • GeForce GTX 650
    23.9

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • Radeon HD 6870
    24.7
  • GeForce GTX 650
    15

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • Radeon HD 6870
    11.4
  • GeForce GTX 650
    8.3

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • Radeon HD 6870
    23.7
  • GeForce GTX 650
    10.7

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    24
  • GeForce GTX 650
    12.2

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • Radeon HD 6870
    29.7
  • GeForce GTX 650
    18.3

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • Radeon HD 6870
    80.7
  • GeForce GTX 650
    52.4

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • Radeon HD 6870
    30.4
  • GeForce GTX 650
    17.5

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • Radeon HD 6870
    17
  • GeForce GTX 650
    11.1

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • Radeon HD 6870
    18
  • GeForce GTX 650
    14.7

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • Radeon HD 6870
    37.1
  • GeForce GTX 650
    22.3

FPS (higher is better)