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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 clock speed of 650 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 480 Stream Processors, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which has GPU clock speed of 800 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 480 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation 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 is 122% faster than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB in general, due to its greater data rate. (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 will be quite a bit (about 23%) more effective at AF 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 high levels of AA 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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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