AMD Radeon HD 6870M vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

General info

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

Place in our rating
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
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Terascale 2
GPU code name
Turing TU104
Market segment
Launch date
7 January 2011 (10 years ago)
2 July 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now

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
Core clock speed
675 MHz
1605 MHz
Boost clock speed
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1770 MHz
Number of transistors
1,040 million
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
50 Watt
215 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
1,080.0 gflops
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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.

Laptop size
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MXM-B (3.0)
PCIe 3.0 x16
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267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


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
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
8 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
64 GB/s
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory

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
No outputs
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

11.2 (11_0)
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model

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)



VR Ready

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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