AMD Radeon HD 6870 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Comparison of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB'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 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB'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)
Texture fill rate
50.4 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB: 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
134.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD 6870 5.62
GTX 460 768MB 7.89 +40.4%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
HD 6870 26437 +50.3%
GTX 460 768MB 17589
3DMark Fire Strike Score
HD 6870 3002 +57.8%
GTX 460 768MB 1902
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
HD 6870 3141 +50.1%
GTX 460 768MB 2092
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
HD 6870 4218 +50.1%
GTX 460 768MB 2811
3DMark Vantage Performance
HD 6870 17773 +44.9%
GTX 460 768MB 12262
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6870
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (1120 vs 336)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
40.4% faster in synthetic tests
So, HD 6870 or GTX 460 768MB?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB.
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