AMD Radeon HD 6870M vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 6870M and GeForce RTX 2070 Super 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.
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.
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.
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Competitors of Radeon HD 6870M from NVIDIA
It seems that there's no NVIDIA equivalent for Radeon HD 6870M. The nearest candidate is GeForce GTX 760M, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6870M:
Competitors of GeForce RTX 2070 Super from AMD
The nearest GeForce RTX 2070 Super's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2070 Super:
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6870M
Cheaper ($338 vs $1043)
Lower power consumption (50W vs 215W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
Much newer (2 July 2019 vs 7 January 2011)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2560 vs 800)
Higher memory bandwidth (448 vs 64 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
So, which one is the better GPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6870M and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 6870M is a notebook card while GeForce RTX 2070 Super is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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