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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 28% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 76% 126%
Doom Eternal 10% 42%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 21% 2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 28% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 76% 126%
FIFA 20 32% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 95% 152%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 76% 126%
Need For Speed Heat 28% 65%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition.

The HD 7870 has a 135 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 670. This results in the HD 7870 providing 65.5 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 HD 7870 has a 135 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 670. This results in the HD 7870 providing 37.9 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 HD 7870 was released less than a year after the GTX 670, 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 HD 7870 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7870 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7870 has 127.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 670, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7870 is massively better than the GTX 670.

The Radeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC Edition CrossFire has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 2285 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1317. The HD 7870 having 968 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7870 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 670.

The GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition requires 170 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 500 Watts for the GTX 670. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock-vs980 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT (x2)Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date25 Jun 2012vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080
9.1
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 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 Units2560vs1344
Actual Shader Performance100%vs63%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs112
Texture Rate168 GTexel/svs102.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate67.2 GPixel/svs29.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-170 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs500 Watts & 30 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 i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7870 Sapphire GHz OC 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 1050MHz and in the memory clock raised from 1200MHz to 1250MHz and a new quiet and efficient cooling system is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 4,0% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 670 with no new features - not even a new cooling system. Its performance is exactly like the reference card.
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