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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB vs Radeon HD 7770

Intro

The Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7770, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1125 MHz on this specific card. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 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 7770 80 Watts
Difference: 17 Watts (27%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 7770 should be 13% faster than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 7770 72000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 8000 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7770 is quite a bit (approximately 108%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 7770 40000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 19200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 20800 (108%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7770 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 7770 16000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 6400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9600 (150%)

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 6670 (OEM) 1GB

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Radeon HD 7770

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Specifications

Model Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB Radeon HD 7770
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2011 February 2012
Code Name Turks Cape Verde XT
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1000 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz (4000 MHz effective) 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 480 640
Texture Mapping Units 24 40
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 63 watts 80 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 64000 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 19200 Mtexels/sec 40000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6400 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units 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 applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. 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 also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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