Radeon RX 550 vs Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Radeon RX 550
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 550
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
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 550Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
GPU NamePolaris 12 (Baffin XT)vsPitcairn (Pitcairn XT)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size0 mm²vs212 mm²
Transistorsunknownvs2,800 million
Shaders640vs1280
Compute Units10vs20
Core clock1125 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs16vs32
TMUs40vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 550Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
vs1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 550Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
TDP0 wattsvs175 watts
Release Date1 Apr 2017vs5 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