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GTX 570 or HD 7870

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 25, 2012 8:02:39 PM

the 7870 is more expensive but does it offer better performance?

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a c 503 U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 8:10:14 PM

A reference clocked Radeon HD 7870 does offer around 6% better relative performance than a reference clocked GeForce GTX 570.

Factory overclocked Radeon HD 7870's will even have more than 6%.

For example the MSI HD 7870 Hawk 2GB has around 11% better relative performance over a reference clocked GeForce GTX 570.
June 25, 2012 8:15:55 PM

Don't settle for old architecture if you have the option of a new technology.
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June 25, 2012 8:21:13 PM

ok thanks guys
a c 92 U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 8:31:21 PM

The 7870 is much more efficient and offers newer features than the 570. The power consumption should be half of that of the 570 as well as being faster. It has more overclock headroom and should be cooler. Unless the 570 is more than $70 less than the 7870 I would say the 7870 is the better deal, this is if they both are reference clocks and have decent coolers.
June 26, 2012 2:13:12 AM

I have a 570 and it performs absolutely fine, I play Battlefield, Crysis 2 and Skyrim on it and I have modified ini config on skyrim for better quality and I still run it fine and I have a super bad CPU aswell lol here is the GTX 570 (factory overclocked) on battlefield 3, but to the guy that compared a OC'd GPU to a reference is a bit unfair, I think that you should calculate the percent overclocked and overclock them both and then compare, it's like me saying that my 570 Classified OC'd has better performance than a 7870. I know that it has a better overclocking capability but I don't like overclocking my graphics card, so calculating the percent difference is a better test.