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

Intro

The Radeon HD 5770 uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1200 MHz on this particular card. It features 800(160x5) SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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

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(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

The Radeon HD 5770 should in theory be a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5770 should be 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 using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5770 is a better choice, 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

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Radeon HD 5770

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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB

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Specifications

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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 4800 MHz 4000 MHz
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 maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed 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. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “Radeon HD 5770 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB”
[Want to Buy] Graphics Card - HD5770 / HD4850 - Digit Technology Discussion Forum says:

[...] Would be looking for 5770 only @katikoli: Thanks for the suggestion, but have a look at this: Radeon HD 5770 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Comp... Again, I think I will have to pass HD4850. Now I am looking for HD5770 only. I am open for [...]

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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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