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Radeon HD 5770 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB

Intro

The Radeon HD 5770 features a GPU core speed of 850 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1200 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which comes with a core clock speed of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It 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 6670 (OEM) 1GB 63 Watts
Radeon HD 5770 108 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (71%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 5770 is 20% faster than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 5770 76800 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 12800 (20%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5770 is a lot (more or less 77%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 5770 34000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 19200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14800 (77%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5770 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 5770 13600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 6400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7200 (113%)

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 5770

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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB

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Specifications

Model Radeon HD 5770 Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year October 13, 2009 February 2011
Code Name Juniper XT Turks
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 850 MHz 800 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1200 MHz (4800 MHz effective) 1000 MHz (4000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 800(160x5) 480
Texture Mapping Units 40 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 108 watts 63 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 76800 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 34000 Mtexels/sec 19200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 13600 Mpixels/sec 6400 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount 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 maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “Radeon HD 5770 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB”
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[...] . some games requires more core of processors. that might be some factors that slows me down. . Radeon HD 5770 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Comp... and 6770 is almost a match for 5770. . just the series defference. . . Radeon HD 5770 vs [...]

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