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Radeon HD 6970 vs Radeon R9 M295X

Intro

The Radeon HD 6970 makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 880 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1375 MHz on this card. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M295X, which features a core clock speed of 750 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1375 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M295X 125 Watts
Radeon HD 6970 250 Watts
Difference: 125 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same memory bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M295X should be a little bit (more or less 14%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6970. (explain)

Radeon R9 M295X 96000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6970 84480 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11520 (14%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6970 is the winner, but not by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 6970 28160 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M295X 24000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4160 (17%)

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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Radeon HD 6970

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Radeon R9 M295X

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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

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Model Radeon HD 6970 Radeon R9 M295X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year December 2010 2014
Code Name Cayman XT Unknown
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 880 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed 5500 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 176000 MB/sec 176000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 84480 Mtexels/sec 96000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 28160 Mpixels/sec 24000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 2048
Texture Mapping Units 96 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2640 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 (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card 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 in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most 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 clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 6970

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M295X

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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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