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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7870 HIS IceQ Turbo Edition GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 107% 20%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 89% 10%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 83% 6%
Watch Dogs Legion 100% 16%
Godfall 236% 95%
FIFA 21 4% 39%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 83% 6%
Grand Theft Auto VI 191% 69%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 197% 72%
Genshin Impact 107% 20%

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 HIS IceQ Turbo 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 less than a year after the HD 7870, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 Radeon HD 7870 HIS IceQ Turbo Edition has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX Titan Asus Edition has 2688. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1197 and the actual shader performance of the GTX Titan is 2355. 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 HD 7870. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7870 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX Titan. The GTX Titan has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD 7870. The difference is significant enough that the GTX Titan may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7870.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1100 MHzvs837 MHz
Boost Clock-vs876 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn XTKepler GK110-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Apr 2012vs19 Feb 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2688
Actual Shader Performance58%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs224
Texture Rate88 GTexel/svs187.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate35.2 GPixel/svs40.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7870 HIS IceQ Turbo 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.
GeForce 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.
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