AMD Radeon HD 6870M vs NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB

General info

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

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not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Volta
GPU code name
Granville-PRO
 
GV100
Market segment
Laptop
 
Workstation
Launch date
7 January 2011 (10 years ago)
 
21 June 2017 (4 years ago)
Price now
$338
 
$6975

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
 
5120
Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
1246 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1380 MHz
Number of transistors
1,040 million
 
21,100 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
50 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
27.00
 
441.6
Floating-point performance
1,080.0 gflops
 
14,131 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6870M and Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB 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
large
 
no data
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
2x 8-pin

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
DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1752 MHz
Memory bandwidth
64 GB/s
 
897.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

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
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
5.0
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.0

Competitors of Radeon HD 6870M from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6870M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 760M.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6870M:

Competitors of Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB from AMD is Radeon Pro Vega II.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB:

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6870M

Cheaper ($338 vs $6975)

Lower power consumption (50W vs 300W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB

Much newer (21 June 2017 vs 7 January 2011)

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (5120 vs 800)

Higher memory bandwidth (897 vs 64 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6870M and NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Radeon HD 6870M is a notebook card while Tesla V100 PCIe 16 GB is a workstation one.

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