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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition Radeon HD 4870 X2
Red Dead Redemption 2 58% 258%
Halo: Reach 50% 14%
Cyberpunk 2077 117% 391%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58% 258%
Doom Eternal 36% 207%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 117% 391%
Grand Theft Auto VI 142% 446%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2% 121%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 117% 391%
Need For Speed Heat 58% 258%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2.

The GTX 670 has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 4870. This results in the GTX 670 providing 49.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 670 has a 230 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 4870 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 670 providing 7.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 670 was released over three years more recently than the HD 4870, and so the GTX 670 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 4870 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition and the Radeon HD 4870 X2 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 4870 has 38.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 670, which means that the memory performance of the HD 4870 is noticeably better than the GTX 670.

The GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4870 X2 has 1600. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1422 and the actual shader performance of the HD 4870 is 780. The GTX 670 having 642 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 4870.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4870. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4870.

The Radeon HD 4870 X2 requires 420 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 670. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the HD 4870, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs750 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2R700 XT
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 May 2012vs01 Apr 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs1600
Actual Shader Performance68%vs38%
Texture Mapping Units112vs80
Texture Rate109.8 GTexel/svs60 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate31.4 GPixel/svs24 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-420 Watts
Recommended PSU-650 Watts & 43 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q9505 2.83GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 980MHz while the Turbo Boost is now of 1058MHz. A 20% more effective cooler is also included.
The performance boost is significant and around 5% when compared to the standard GTX 670.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
The Radeon R700 is the engineering codename for a graphics processing unit series released by AMD Graphics Product Group, sold under the ATI brand. The foundation chip, codenamed RV770, was announced and demonstrated on June 16, 2008 as part of the FireStream 9250 and Cinema 2.0 initiative launch media event, with official release of the HD4800 series on June 25, 2008. Other variants include enthusiast-oriented RV790, mainstream product RV730, RV740 and entry-level RV710.
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