ATI Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
not rated
 
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Ampere
GPU code name
RV770
 
GN20-E7 GA104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
6 January 2009 (12 years ago)
 
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now
$227
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
800
 
6144
Core clock speed
750 MHz
 
780 - 1100 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1245 - 1710 MHz
Number of transistors
956 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
30.00
 
296.6
Floating-point performance
1,200.0 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition and GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile 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
no data
 
large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
250 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
3400 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
108.8 GB/s
 
384.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort
 
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
4.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.6

Competitors of Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition from NVIDIA

It seems that there's no NVIDIA equivalent for Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition. The nearest candidate is GeForce GTX 850A, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile from AMD

It seems that there's no AMD equivalent for GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile. The nearest candidate is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, however, it's 54% slower and lower by 111 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile:

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition over NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 6 January 2009)

More pipelines (6144 vs 800)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 108.8 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 55 nm)

Lower power consumption (115W vs 150W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Radeon HD 4870 Mac Edition is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook one.

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