AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT vs NVIDIA P104-100
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 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).
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.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7870 XT and P104-100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Both graphics cards satisfy the 92% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Competitors of Radeon HD 7870 XT from NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7870 XT from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 580, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 7870 XT:
Competitors of P104-100 from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to P104-100 from AMD is Radeon R7 370, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to P104-100:
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT
0.4% higher performance in benchmarks
Advantages of NVIDIA P104-100
Much newer (12 December 2017 vs 19 November 2012)
Cheaper ($17 vs $133)
More pipelines (1920 vs 1536)
Higher memory bandwidth (320.3 vs 192 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
So, which one is the better GPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT and NVIDIA P104-100. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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