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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 107%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 10% 89%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6% 83%
FIFA 21 39% 4%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6% 83%
Watch Dogs Legion 16% 100%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 72% 197%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 14% 96%
Grand Theft Auto VI 69% 191%
Genshin Impact 20% 107%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition.

The HD 7870 has a 263 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 144 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7870. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 99.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 7870. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7870 has a 263 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX Titan, but the GTX Titan has 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 7870. As a result, the GTX Titan exhibits a 5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7870. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX Titan was released over a year more recently than the HD 7870, and so the GTX Titan is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7870.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX Titan has 4096 MB more video memory than the HD 7870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX Titan also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX Titan has 134.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7870, which means that the memory performance of the GTX Titan is massively better than the HD 7870.

The GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition has 2688 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX Titan is 2355 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1197. The GTX Titan having 1158 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX Titan delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7870.

The GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition requires 250 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX Titan.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed837 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock876 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-400-A1GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date19 Feb 2013vs01 Feb 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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9.4
1920x1080
9.6
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7.4
2560x1440
7.1
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5.5
3840x2160
5.4
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3.8

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2688vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs58%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs80
Texture Rate187.5 GTexel/svs88 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate40.2 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Watts-
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX Titan. Check its page to know more about its Core.
This edition has no special features - no overclocking out of the box and no custom cooling system.
Therefore, its performance is exactly like the reference GeForce GTX Titan.
Radeon HD 7870 MSI Hawk Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7870. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include an increase in the core-clock that went from 1000MHz to 1100MHz and a new efficient cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870.
All games, including demanding ones, will run on the highest settings.
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