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Radeon HD 5970 vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The Radeon HD 5970 makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 725 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1000 MHz on this particular card. It features 1600 SPUs along with 160 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 560, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 1175 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 7000 MHz on this specific card. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
Radeon HD 5970 294 Watts
Difference: 214 Watts (268%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 5970 should be 123% faster than the Radeon RX 560 overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 5970 256000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
Difference: 141312 (123%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5970 will be quite a bit (more or less 209%) more effective at AF than the Radeon RX 560. (explain)

Radeon HD 5970 232000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 156800 (209%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 5970 should be quite a bit (about 394%) better at AA than the Radeon RX 560, and capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon HD 5970 92800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 74000 (394%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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Radeon HD 5970

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Radeon RX 560

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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 5970 Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year November 2009 May 2017
Code Name Hemlock XT Baffin
Memory 1024 MB (x2) 4096 MB
Core Speed 725 MHz (x2) 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz (x2) 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 294 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 256000 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 232000 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 92800 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1600 (x2) 1024
Texture Mapping Units 160 (x2) 64
Render Output Units 64 (x2) 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit (x2) 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 2154 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 5970

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Radeon RX 560

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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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