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GeForce GTX 1070 vs Radeon HD 7970

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 has a clock speed of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It features 1920 SPUs, 120 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 7970, which comes with clock speeds of 925 MHz on the GPU, and 1375 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 1070 18174 points
Radeon HD 7970 8225 points
Difference: 9949 (121%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1070 150 Watts
Radeon HD 7970 250 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 7970 should theoretically perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1070 in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 7970 264000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1070 262144 MB/sec
Difference: 1856 (1%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 will be a lot (more or less 53%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7970. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 180720 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7970 118400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 62320 (53%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 will be much (about 226%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7970, and also capable of handling higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 96384 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7970 29600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 66784 (226%)

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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GeForce GTX 1070

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Radeon HD 7970

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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 GeForce GTX 1070 Radeon HD 7970
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2016 January 2012
Code Name GP104-200 Tahiti XT
Memory 8192 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 925 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 264000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 180720 Mtexels/sec 118400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 96384 Mpixels/sec 29600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1920 2048
Texture Mapping Units 120 128
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 7200 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1070

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Radeon HD 7970

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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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