ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 vs ATI Radeon X1650 GTO

Comparative analysis of ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 and ATI Radeon X1650 GTO videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 8 month(s) later
  • Around 19% higher core clock speed: 700 MHz vs 587 MHz
  • 97.1x more texture fill rate: 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 2.348 GTexel / s
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 55 nm vs 90 nm
  • 8x more maximum memory size: 2x 1 GB vs 256 MB
  • 4.6x more memory clock speed: 3600 MHz vs 784 MHz
  • 17.5x better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 1309 vs 75
  • Around 47% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 565 vs 384
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 12 August 2008 vs 2 December 2007
Core clock speed 700 MHz vs 587 MHz
Texture fill rate 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 2.348 GTexel / s
Manufacturing process technology 55 nm vs 90 nm
Maximum memory size 2x 1 GB vs 256 MB
Memory clock speed 3600 MHz vs 784 MHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 1309 vs 75
PassMark - G2D Mark 565 vs 384

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
GPU 2: ATI Radeon X1650 GTO

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1309
75
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
565
384
Name ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 ATI Radeon X1650 GTO
PassMark - G3D Mark 1309 75
PassMark - G2D Mark 565 384
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3323
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3323

Compare specifications (specs)

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 ATI Radeon X1650 GTO

Essentials

Architecture TeraScale R500
Code name R700 RV530
Launch date 12 August 2008 2 December 2007
Launch price (MSRP) $550
Place in performance rating 328 329
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Core clock speed 700 MHz 587 MHz
Floating-point performance 2x 1,120.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 55 nm 90 nm
Pipelines 2x 800
Texture fill rate 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec 2.348 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 286 Watt
Transistor count 956 million 157 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 2x DVI, 1x S-Video 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 1.0 x16
Length 267 mm
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin None

API support

DirectX 10.1 9.0c
OpenGL 3.3 2.0

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 2x 1 GB 256 MB
Memory bandwidth 2x 115.2 GB / s 12.54 GB / s
Memory bus width 2x 256 Bit 128 Bit
Memory clock speed 3600 MHz 784 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 DDR2