ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 vs ATI Radeon X800 SE

Comparative analysis of ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 and ATI Radeon X800 SE 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 3 year(s) 10 month(s) later
  • Around 65% higher core clock speed: 700 MHz vs 425 MHz
  • 67.1x more texture fill rate: 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 3.4 GTexel / s
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 55 nm vs 130 nm
  • 16x more maximum memory size: 2x 1 GB vs 128 MB
  • 2.6x more memory clock speed: 3600 MHz vs 1400 MHz
  • 10.1x better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 1309 vs 130
  • Around 47% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 565 vs 384
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 12 August 2008 vs 4 October 2004
Core clock speed 700 MHz vs 425 MHz
Texture fill rate 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec vs 3.4 GTexel / s
Manufacturing process technology 55 nm vs 130 nm
Maximum memory size 2x 1 GB vs 128 MB
Memory clock speed 3600 MHz vs 1400 MHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 1309 vs 130
PassMark - G2D Mark 565 vs 384

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
GPU 2: ATI Radeon X800 SE

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
1309
130
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
565
384
Name ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 ATI Radeon X800 SE
PassMark - G3D Mark 1309 130
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 X800 SE

Essentials

Architecture TeraScale R400
Code name R700 R423
Launch date 12 August 2008 4 October 2004
Launch price (MSRP) $550
Place in performance rating 328 327
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Core clock speed 700 MHz 425 MHz
Floating-point performance 2x 1,120.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 55 nm 130 nm
Pipelines 2x 800
Texture fill rate 2x 28 GTexel / s billion / sec 3.4 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 286 Watt
Transistor count 956 million 160 million

Video outputs and ports

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

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 128 MB
Memory bandwidth 2x 115.2 GB / s 44.8 GB / s
Memory bus width 2x 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 3600 MHz 1400 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 DDR