AMD Radeon R7 260 vs ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon R7 260 and ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory, Technologies. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon R7 260

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 5 year(s) 4 month(s) later
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 28 nm vs 55 nm
  • 2.5x lower typical power consumption: 115 Watt vs 286 Watt
  • 2.2x better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 2892 vs 1309
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 17 December 2013 vs 12 August 2008
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm vs 55 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 115 Watt vs 286 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 2892 vs 1309

Reasons to consider the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

  • 4.8x more texture fill rate: 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 48 GTexel / s
  • 2.1x more pipelines: 2x 800 vs 768
  • Around 46% better floating-point performance: 2x 1,120.0 gflops vs 1,536 gflops
  • 2.2x more memory clock speed: 3600 MHz vs 1625 MHz
  • Around 1% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 565 vs 559
Specifications (specs)
Texture fill rate 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 48 GTexel / s
Pipelines 2x 800 vs 768
Floating-point performance 2x 1,120.0 gflops vs 1,536 gflops
Memory clock speed 3600 MHz vs 1625 MHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - G2D Mark 565 vs 559

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon R7 260
GPU 2: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
2892
1309
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
559
565
Name AMD Radeon R7 260 ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
PassMark - G3D Mark 2892 1309
PassMark - G2D Mark 559 565
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 26.189
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 798.239
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 4.223
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 45.294
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 240.395
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3323
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3323

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon R7 260 ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

Essentials

Architecture GCN 2.0 TeraScale
Code name Bonaire R700
Design AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
Launch date 17 December 2013 12 August 2008
Launch price (MSRP) $109 $550
Place in performance rating 331 328
Price now $89.99
Type Desktop Desktop
Value for money (0-100) 44.11

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1100 MHz
Floating-point performance 1,536 gflops 2x 1,120.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 55 nm
Pipelines 768 2x 800
Stream Processors 896
Texture fill rate 48 GTexel / s 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 115 Watt 286 Watt
Transistor count 2,080 million 956 million
Core clock speed 700 MHz

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort 2x DVI, 1x S-Video
DisplayPort support
Dual-link DVI support
Eyefinity
HDMI
VGA

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Bus support PCIe 3.0
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
Length 170 mm 267 mm
Supplementary power connectors 1 x 6-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

API support

DirectX 12 10.1
OpenGL 4.5 3.3

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 2 GB 2x 1 GB
Memory bandwidth 104 GB/s 2x 115.2 GB / s
Memory bus width 128 Bit 2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 1625 MHz 3600 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5

Technologies

AMD Eyefinity
DDMA audio
FreeSync