Radeon HD 4870 vs GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

Radeon HD 4870
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4870
GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2014
GeForce GT 730 GDDR5


Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 4870
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4870

Around 53% higher average synthetic performance.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

112 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.
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications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 4870

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 4870

The Radeon HD 4870 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4870GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
GPU NameRV770 (RV770 PRO)vsGK208 ()
Fab Process55 nmvs28 nm
Die Size256 mm²vs87 mm²
Transistors956 millionvsunknown
Compute Units10vs2
Core clock750 MHzvs902 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4870GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
vs1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4870GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
TDP150 wattsvs38 watts
Release Date25 Jun 2008vs18 Jun 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870
    12.00 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    7.22 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870
    30.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    14.43 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4870
    115.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    40.10 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4870
    1200.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5
    692.70 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 4870
  • GeForce GT 730 GDDR5

Points (higher is better)