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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB

Intro

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB comes with a GPU core speed of 650 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 480 Stream Processors, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which has core clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB 50 Watts
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 63 Watts
Difference: 13 Watts (26%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB should be a lot faster than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 64000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 35200 (122%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB is quite a bit (about 23%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 19200 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3600 (23%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 6400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1200 (23%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB

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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB

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Specifications

Model Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2011 February 2011
Code Name Turks Turks
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 800 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective) 1000 MHz (4000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 480 480
Texture Mapping Units 24 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts 63 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 15600 Mtexels/sec 19200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5200 Mpixels/sec 6400 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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