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Radeon HD 6770 1GB vs Radeon R9 M270X

Intro

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB features a GPU core speed of 900 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1050 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 800 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M270X, which has a clock frequency of 725 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M270X should be 7% faster than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R9 M270X 72000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 67200 MB/sec
Difference: 4800 (7%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB should be much (more or less 24%) better at AF than the Radeon R9 M270X. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 36000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M270X 29000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7000 (24%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB will be quite a bit (about 24%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M270X, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 14400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M270X 11600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2800 (24%)

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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Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 6770 1GB Radeon R9 M270X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year January 2011 May 1 2014
Code Name Juniper XT Venus XT
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 4200 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 108 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 67200 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 36000 Mtexels/sec 29000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14400 Mpixels/sec 11600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800 640
Texture Mapping Units 40 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1040 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should 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 AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 6770 1GB

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Radeon R9 M270X

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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.

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