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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire GeForce GTX 760 SLI
New World 59% 2%
Grand Theft Auto VI 152% 63%
Resident Evil 8 133% 50%
Battlefield 2042 133% 50%
The Ascent 213% 102%
Far Cry 6 160% 67%
FIFA 22 10% 42%
Forza Horizon 5 41% 9%
Halo Infinite 133% 50%
Days Gone 70% 9%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 SLI are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire.

The GTX 760 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5870. This results in the GTX 760 providing 52.2 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 GTX 760 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5870 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 760 providing 8.3 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 GTX 760 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5870, and so the GTX 760 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5870 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 GTX 760 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 5870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 760 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 760 has 77.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5870, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 760 is much better than the HD 5870.

The Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire has 3200 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 760 SLI has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5870 is 1768 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 760 is 2378. The GTX 760 having 610 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 760 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5870.

The GTX 760 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5870. This means that the GTX 760 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5870.

The Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire requires 350 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 760 SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the HD 5870 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 760. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. 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 Speed850 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1032 MHz
ArchitectureEvergreen Cypress XT Kepler GK104-225-A2 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date18 Sep 2009vs25 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth307.2GB/secvs384.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3200vs2304
Actual Shader Performance85%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units160vs192
Texture Rate136 GTexel/svs188.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate54.4 GPixel/svs62.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power350 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 50 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL3.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-975 Quad 3.33GHz ExtremevsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 5870 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 5870 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 5870 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to 40% better than a single Radeon HD 5870 performing by itself but it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 5870. Expect this combination to draw up to 366 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 760 SLI is a combination of 2 GeForce GTX 760 put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.
Together, this combination offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 64 ROPs. This, on a 256-bit memory interface, per card, of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 980MHz and goes up to 1032MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz.
Best case scenario, this combination performs on level with a single GeForce GTX Titan but ultimately, its performance depends on the driver support and on the 3D application.
Therefore, and paired with a powerful processor, all demanding games are playable at the highest settings. Still, this combination might surpass the 350W barrier of TDP and so it will require a powerful PSU.
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