NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 vs AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Comparison of GeForce GTX 670 and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
10 May 2012
5 March 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
GeForce GTX 670 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 670 and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
102.5 billion / sec
80 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 670 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).
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 2.1 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
9.5" (24.1 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 670 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
192.2 GB / s
153.6 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 670 and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670 and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 670 and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 670 and Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
97 Mh/s −224.7%
315 Mh/s +224.7%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Somewhat newer (10 May 2012 vs 5 March 2012)
More pipelines (1344 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.2 vs 153.6 GB/s)
Less power hungry (170 vs 225 watts)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Cheaper ($349 vs $399)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
So, GTX 670 or HD 7870 GHz Edition?
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