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Geforce GTX 670 vs Radeon RX 5500

Intro

The Geforce GTX 670 makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1500 MHz on this particular model. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5500, which has core clock speeds of 1670 MHz on the GPU, and 14000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 1408 SPUs as well as 88 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5500 150 Watts
Geforce GTX 670 170 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (13%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 5500, in theory, should be a small bit faster than the Geforce GTX 670 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 229376 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 670 192000 MB/sec
Difference: 37376 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 should be quite a bit (about 43%) better at texture filtering than the Geforce GTX 670. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 146960 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 102480 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 44480 (43%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 should be a lot (approximately 83%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Geforce GTX 670, and should be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 53440 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 29280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 24160 (83%)

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 670

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Radeon RX 5500

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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 670 Radeon RX 5500
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2012 October 2019
Code Name GK104 Navi 14 XT
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 915 MHz 1670 MHz
Memory Speed 6000 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 192000 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 102480 Mtexels/sec 146960 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 53440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1344 1408
Texture Mapping Units 112 88
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 3540 million 6400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Geforce GTX 670

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Radeon RX 5500

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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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