Radeon RX 550 vs Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Radeon RX 550
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 550
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 550

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

No clear winner declared

We have no data to declare a winner at this time.



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 550 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
GPU Name Polaris 12 (Baffin XT) vs Pitcairn (Pitcairn XT)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 0 mm² vs 212 mm²
Transistors unknown vs 2,800 million
Shaders 640 vs 1280
Compute Units 10 vs 20
Core clock 1125 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 40 vs 80

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 550 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
vs 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 550 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
TDP 0 watts vs 175 watts
Release Date 1 Apr 2017 vs 5 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 550
    20.83 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 550
    52.10 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 550
    112.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 550
    1666.60 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better