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

Intro

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB features a core clock speed of 650 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 480 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

(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, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB should perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB in general. (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 should be much (about 23%) better at anisotropic 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 running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB is a better choice, 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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 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 AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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