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

Intro

The Radeon HD 5770 has a core clock speed of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1200 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which has clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 480 SPUs along with 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 6670 (OEM) 1GB 63 Watts
Radeon HD 5770 108 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (71%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 5770 should in theory perform just 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 is a lot (approximately 77%) better at AF 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

The Radeon HD 5770 should be quite a bit (more or less 113%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, and able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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 largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at 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 that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum 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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