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Radeon HD 6970 vs Radeon R9 M395X

Intro

The Radeon HD 6970 comes with a core clock frequency of 880 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1375 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 1536 SPUs, 96 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M395X, which comes with core clock speeds of 723 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M395X 125 Watts
Radeon HD 6970 250 Watts
Difference: 125 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6970 will be 10% quicker than the Radeon R9 M395X overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 6970 176000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 160000 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (10%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M395X will be just a bit (about 10%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6970. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 92544 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6970 84480 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8064 (10%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6970 is superior to the Radeon R9 M395X, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 6970 28160 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 23136 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5024 (22%)

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 M395X

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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 M395X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year December 2010 2015
Code Name Cayman XT Tonga
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 880 MHz 723 MHz
Memory Speed 5500 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 176000 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 84480 Mtexels/sec 92544 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 28160 Mpixels/sec 23136 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 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it must 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 AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at 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 could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. 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 output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 6970

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Radeon R9 M395X

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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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