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

Intro

The Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB features a core clock speed of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 480 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7770, which features core speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

(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

In theory, the Radeon HD 7770 should be 13% faster than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB overall, because of its greater 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 should be much (more or less 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 a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7770 is a better choice, and very much so. (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

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7770

Amazon.com

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 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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, 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 most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour 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 output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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