AMD Radeon HD 6870 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB

AMD Radeon HD 6870
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.01
 
13.02
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Fermi
Code name
RV940 Barts
 
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Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
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Release date
22 October 2010
 
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Launch price (MSRP)
$239
 
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Price now
$150
 
$162

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
1120
 
336
Core clock speed
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675 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
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Transistor count
1,700 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
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Power consumption (TDP)
151 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
50.4 GTexel / s
 
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Floating-point performance
2,016.0 gflops
 
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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).
Bus support
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
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Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
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Length
220 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
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Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
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Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1050 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
134.4 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
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Eyefinity
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Technologies

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.
CrossFire
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
11
OpenGL
4.4
 
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Benchmark performance

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6870 and GeForce GTX 460 768MB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
213 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

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)
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
CrossfireX

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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