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Geforce GTX 670 vs Radeon RX 5500

Intro

The Geforce GTX 670 features a GPU core speed of 915 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1500 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1344 Stream Processors, 112 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5500, which has core speeds of 1670 MHz on the GPU, and 14000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 1408 SPUs along with 88 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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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

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 5500 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 is a lot (about 43%) more effective 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 (about 83%) better at FSAA than the Geforce GTX 670, and also should be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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 largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling 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 video card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core 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 quite a few other factors, especially 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 670

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 5500

Amazon.com

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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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