Radeon RX 560 vs Radeon HD 4870

Radeon RX 560
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 560
Radeon HD 4870
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4870


Reasons to consider Radeon RX 560

75 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4870 .
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 FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4870

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon RX 560

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 560

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

Radeon RX 560Radeon HD 4870
GPU NameBaffin (Baffin XT)vsRV770 (RV770 PRO)
Fab Process14 nmvs55 nm
Die Size123 mm²vs256 mm²
Transistors3,000 millionvs956 million
Compute Units16vs10
Core clock1090 MHzvs750 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 560Radeon HD 4870
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
vs900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs512 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 560Radeon HD 4870
TDP75 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date1 Apr 2017vs25 Jun 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 560
    19.20 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 4870
    12.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 560
    76.80 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 4870
    30.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 560
    112.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 4870
    115.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 560
    2457.60 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 4870
    1200.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better