Radeon HD 4870 X2 vs GeForce GTX 680

Radeon HD 4870 X2
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 12 Aug 2008
Radeon HD 4870 X2
GeForce GTX 680
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Mar 2012
GeForce GTX 680

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 680
    256%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4870 X2

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 680

91 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4870 X2 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 156% higher average synthetic performance.
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce GTX 680

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 680

The GeForce GTX 680 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 X2GeForce GTX 680
GPU NameR700 (R700 XT)vsGK104 (GK104-400-A2)
Fab Process55 nmvs28 nm
Die Size256 mm²vs294 mm²
Transistors956 millionvs3,540 million
Shaders800vs1536
Compute Units10vs8
Core clock700 MHzvs1006 MHz
ROPs16vs32
TMUs40vs128

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4870 X2GeForce GTX 680
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bit x2vs256 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
vs1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4870 X2GeForce GTX 680
TDP286 wattsvs195 watts
Release Date12 Aug 2008vs22 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    22.40 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    32.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    56.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    129.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    230.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    192.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    2240.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 680
    3090.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 4870 X2
    4170
  • GeForce GTX 680
    10700

Points (higher is better)