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Radeon HD 6770 1GB vs Radeon R9 M270X

Intro

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB comes with a core clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1050 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 800 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M270X, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 725 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1125 MHz on this card. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R9 M270X should in theory be just a bit superior to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB will be much (approximately 24%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering 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 a lot (about 24%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M270X, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate 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 drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably 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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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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