ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

Graphics Processor

GPU model Cypress GF104
GPU variant Cypress XT (215-0735033) GF104-300-KB-A1
Architecture TeraScale 2 Fermi
Foundry TSMC TSMC
Manufacturing process 40 nm 40 nm
Number of transistors 2,154 million 1,950 million
Die size 334 mm² 332 mm²

Graphics Card

Release date Jun 30th, 2010 Jul 12th, 2010
Generation Evergreen GeForce 400
Production End-of-life End-of-life
Launch price 479 USD 199 USD
Interface PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews 171 in our database 154 in our database
Predecessor Radeon R700 GeForce 200
Successor Northern Islands GeForce 500

Clocks

GPU clock 850 MHz 675 MHz
Memory clock 1195 MHz 4.8 Gbps effective 900 MHz 3.6 Gbps effective
Shader clock 1350 MHz

Memory Configuration

Memory size 1024 MB 768 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bus width 256 bit 192 bit
Bandwidth 153.0 GB/s 86.40 GB/s

Render Configuration

Shading units 1600 336
TMUs 80 56
ROPs 32 24
Compute units 20
Cache L1 8 KB (per CU) 64 KB (per SM)
Cache L2 512 KB 384 KB
SM count 7

Performance

Pixel rate 27.20 GPixel/s 9.450 GPixel/s
Texture rate 68.00 GTexel/s 37.80 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance 2.720 TFLOPS 907.2 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance 544.0 GFLOPS (1:5) 75.60 GFLOPS (1:12)

Dimensions & Outputs

Slot width Dual-slot Dual-slot
Length 279 mm 11 inches 210 mm 8.3 inches
TDP 228 W 160 W
Suggested PSU 550 W 450 W
Outputs 1x DVI2x mini-DisplayPort 2x DVI1x mini-HDMI
Power connectors 2x 6-pin
Board number C078

API Support & Features

DirectX 11.2 (11_0) 12 (11_0)
OpenGL 4.4 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 1.1
Vulkan
Shader model 5.0 5.1
CUDA 2.1

Other Features

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