NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
 
Pitcairn
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
16 August 2016
 
5 March 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$349

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
1280
Core clock speed
1443 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1645 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
 
2,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
80 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
2,560 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
n/d
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 2.1 x16
Interface
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
153.6 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
VR Ready
+
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
GeForce Experience
+
 
n/d
Surround
+
 
n/d
Multi-Projection
+
 
n/d
Multi Monitor
+
 
n/d
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
DirectX® 11
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
315 Mh/s

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

Much newer (16 August 2016 vs 5 March 2012)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1280)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

EyefinitySupport
HDMI
CrossfireX
FreeSync

So, GTX 1070 SLI Mobile or HD 7870 GHz Edition?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile and AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition is a desktop one.
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