ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 vs AMD HD 7570

ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
AMD Radeon HD 7570

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570 architecture, market type and release date.
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Architecture
TeraScale
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
R680
 
Turks
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
26 January 2008
 
5 January 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$449
 
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Price now
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$51

Technical specs

Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
480
Core clock speed
825 MHz
 
650 MHz
Transistor count
666 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
60 Watt
Texture fill rate
13.20
 
15.60
Floating-point performance
2x 528.0 gflops
 
624 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570 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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570: 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
GDDR3
 
DDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1802 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
57.66 GB/s
 
64 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

ATI HD 3870 X2 3.26 +2.2%
HD 7570 3.19

Passmark

ATI HD 3870 X2 708 +2.2%
HD 7570 693

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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56 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 3870 X2 and Radeon HD 7570 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

2.2% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7570

Much newer (5 January 2012 vs 26 January 2008)
More pipelines (480 vs 320)
Higher memory bandwidth (64 vs 57.66 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (60 vs 165 watts)

So, HD 3870 X2 or HD 7570?

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